Capital Markets Analyst
- Washington D.C.
- $132,368 - $172,075 per year with benefits.
- Jan 31, 2023
- Feb 28, 2023
- Job Function
- Foreign Currency, Investment Advisor/Consultant, Private Equity/Venture Capital, Risk Management
- Industry Sector
- Employment Type
- Full Time
The position resides in the Capital Markets Division. You'll assist in all aspects of DFC's capital markets activities, servicing the needs of the entire agency as and when demand for support is required. You'll also work with transaction teams and DFC's credit governance to understand interest rate risk, foreign currency risk, and commodity risk profiles. Additionally, you'll contribute to processes that support risk monitoring, governance, data integrity controls and regulatory requirements.
As a Capital Markets Analyst, you will:
- Assist DFC deal teams in all aspects of DFC Investment Guaranty ("IG") transactions utilizing the DFC Certificates of Participation ("COPs") funding structure/mechanism. Work closely with the Managing Director and DFC deal teams to answer funding questions, solve funding challenges, negotiate funding terms, schedule disbursements and closings and interest rate resets and prepayments.
- Work with transaction teams and DFC's credit governance to understand interest rate risk, foreign currency (FX) risk, and commodity risk profiles. Conduct analysis using market pricing services, such as Bloomberg, to identify and suggest risk mitigation strategies. Advise and manage trade execution process including counterparty management, trade negotiation, documentation management, and ultimately live trade execution.
- Conduct comprehensive assessments and comparative analysis of DFC's COPs market performance, with particular regard to the relationship of DFC COPs to the direct obligations of the US Government, namely US Treasury Bills, Notes and Bonds and the debt obligations/guaranties of other US Government Agencies.
- Ensure DFC deals comply with DFC's policies and procedures, as well as industry best practices, and that they are implemented as a consistent Capital Markets work product in order to obtain the best possible execution on behalf of DFC's cadre of borrower clients.
- Market DFC COPs program to institutional capital markets investors and financial institutions as an investment alternative to increase buyer (investor) demand for DFC COPs, thereby lowering client borrowing costs.
- Help coordinate competitive bidding for agent services, mandating of placement and paying agents by DFC client borrowers to ensure high quality agent services to DFC and its clients over the transaction life cycle. Ensure through competitive bid process that agent fees and expenses associated with DFC's COPs placement and paying agents are low cost, market based, fairly reviewed and intelligently mandated.
- Analyze various risks attendant to DFC transactions, particularly those relating to deal structure, financing alternatives and the US Debt Capital Markets considering financial, legal and other relevant funding factors.
Conditions of Employment:
- Must be a U.S. Citizen or National
- Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service
- Must submit resume and supporting documents (See How To Apply)
- Suitability for Federal employment, as determined by a background investigation
- May be required to successfully complete a probationary period
- Within 30 days of your start date, you will be required to file a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report (OGE Form 450)
- Must be able to obtain and maintain a secret security clearance
Applicants must meet all eligibility and qualification requirements no later than the closing date of this announcement.
You may qualify at the GS-14 level, if you fulfill one of the following qualification requirements:
A. One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 grade level in the Federal service that demonstrates your ability your experience in all of the following:
- Experience assisting deal teams in all aspects of Investment Guaranty ("IG") transactions utilizing the Certificates of Participation ("COPs") funding structure/mechanism;
- Experience conducting comprehensive assessments and comparative analysis of COPs market performance, with particular regard to the relationship of COPs to the direct obligations of the US Government, namely US Treasury Bills, Notes and Bonds and the debt obligations/guaranties of other US Government Agencies;
- Experience analyzing various risks, particularly those relating to deal structure, financing alternatives and the US Debt Capital Markets considering financial, legal and other relevant funding factors; and
- Experience analyzing ISDA contracts, and conducting analysis using market pricing services [such as Bloomberg or Refinitiv], to identify, price, and suggest risk mitigation strategies on foreign currency investments.
Note: Education is not substitutional at this grade level.
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.