Foreign Exchange Strategist/Economist

Bank J. Safra Sarasin AG
Zurich, Switzerland
Aug 10, 2017
Oct 10, 2017
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time

J. Safra Sarasin's most valuable capital is its employees. They are essential to the success of the organisation, now and in the future. Their technical expertise, professional qualifications and social skills are highly valued by the Group's clients, management and business partners. The success of J. Safra Sarasin depends on the enthusiasm and commitment of every one of its employees worldwide.

Your Objective

As our Foreign Exchange Strategist you develop currency forecasts and strategies for major developed markets in collaboration with the economics and strategy team. You enhance and develop quantitative tools and contribute strategic views that are crucial for the investment process. Furthermore, you publish foreign exchange strategy research notes and presentations that are the basis of the House View. With your entrepreneurial spirit you make best use of the flexible research environment to produce best in class research applicable both by internal and external clients.

Your Tasks

  • Analyse and forecast developments in major foreign exchange rates
  • Prepare input on major foreign exchange rate forecats and selected economies for the Investment Committees of the Bank
  • Collaborate intensely with the other economists and strategists of the team to develop foreign exchange strategies in line with economic scenario of the Bank
  • Write analytical client publications on foreign exchange markets, thematic topics and asset allocation
  • Prepare and give presentations of BJSS House View and communicate strategy to internal and external clients; hold regular conference calls
  • Develop foreign exchange valuation models and scorecards

Our Requirements

  • Master in economics, econometrics or finance, PhD/ CFA is a plus
  • Minimum of three years experience as an analyst in an applied research function with a special interest and affinity to the foreign exchange markets
  • Strong analytical and quantitative skills
  • Excellent writing, presentation and communication skills
  • Team-oriented and client focused working approach. Ability to work with various stakeholders
  • Interest in development and innovation. Strong commitment, resilience and flexibility
  • Fluency in English; German and French is a strong plus

Please note that only EU/EFTA candidates can be considered for this position

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