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Junior Macro Markets Strategist

Website Rabobank

Dutch multinational banking and financial services company

Rabobank Wholesale Banking North America is a premier corporate and investment bank to the food, agribusiness, commodities and renewable energy industries, providing sector expertise, strategic advisory and tailored financial solutions to our clients. We thrive on building long-term relationships with clients and stakeholders in the fastest-growing food and agribusiness region of the world.


Job Overview/Purpose:

The role incumbent will be responsible for conducting macro-focused financial markets research and strategy in support of the Senior Market Strategist.

In performing the role, an individual is expected to achieve the business, regulatory and personal goals which are articulated and discussed through annual appraisals, certification and a financial target consistent with the key strategic and business aims of RaboResearch Global Economics & Markets and in close cooperation with Markets and the overall Bank strategy.


Context of Job:

RaboResearch (RR) comprises of all of the bank’s global research activities, including research into the Netherlands, Economics and Sustainability (NES), Food & Agribusiness (F&A) and Global Economics & Markets (GEM), and complimented by a Data Science, Digital Content and Global Support team.


RR GEM is the bank’s center of competence for international Macroeconomics and financial markets research. The team’s mandate is to ensure key clients have access to meaningful information and analysis to help with their risk management and investment decisions. The team is organized into asset class coverage, including Macro, FX, Rates, Credit & Regulation, Agri Commodities and Energy, and present in the bank’s dealing rooms in Utrecht, London, New York, Singapore and Sao Paolo. Research services are provided internally to Markets, the Executive Board, Treasury, Member Banks, Investor Relations. Externally through Sales, Senior Bankers and Relationship Managers the team primarily services Mid-Size Corporates, Large Corporates and FI Clients. The focus is on value-added activities, i.e. presentations, maintenance/special reports, media profiling, responding to ad hoc client requests.


Job Responsibilities

Part of a small team that produces macro focused financial market strategy for internal stakeholders and external clients.
Build market analysis models for forecasting currencies and interest rates.
Build analytical models examining cross-asset relationships.
Build models forecasting likely flows between asset classes and different types of market participants.
Build econometric models for economic variable forecasting.
Develop models offering insights into market microstructure.
Develop trade ideas across macro markets.
Contribute and assist with the publishing of timely periodical research/strategy reports, with an emphasis on tailor-made, event and theme-driven research, rather than maintenance reports.
Support the provision of tailor-made research solutions to key clients, including conference calls, presentations and client visits.
Swift interpretation of market events/data/developments and communication thereof to internal stakeholders (sales, traders), as well as clients, where relevant for the rates domain.
Participation in ad hoc working groups and brainstorming with key stakeholders in Markets and wider Rabobank as required as well as ad hoc communication.
Contribute positively to the global research program, by actively interacting with and leveraging off other analysts within FMR, often in different geographical locations, as well as other research groups within Rabobank.

Comply with all US laws, rules and regulations, including without limitation, AML and OFAC/Sanctions requirements and the reporting of suspicious activity (and all Rabobank policies, procedures and guidelines), as well as the following Policies and Standards:


-Anti-Bribery and Corruption Policy
-Anti-Money Laundering Policy
-Clean Desk Policy
-Code of Conduct
-Complaint and Whistleblower Protection Policy
-Conflicts of Interest Policy
-Gift and Entertainment Policy
-Information Barrier and Confidentiality Policy

-Know Your Customer Procedures
-Media Policy
-Outside Interest Policy (Including Outside Business Activities and Private Investments)
-Personal Investment Policy
-Required Absence from Sensitive Position Policy
-Sanctions Policy
-World Wide Compliance Standards

-Employee Policy Manual


Key Relationships:


Markets – CRTM
Markets – Traders
Markets – FI sales
Markets – DCM
Relationship Managers
Investment Banking groups including M&A, VAF, PF.

Corporate clients
Rural clients
Financial institution clients – including asset managers, central banks, and supranationals
Personal Attributes:

Credibility and maturity in dealing with people across a complex organisation with different cultures and geographies.
Confident, convincing, creative, proactive personality with strong entrepreneurial drive.
Articulate communicator with strong presentation skills, able to generate enthusiasm for the bank, for the clients and for the covered research areas at hand.
Self-motivator, ability to work effectively under pressure and results driven.
Exhibits high levels of integrity, discretion and confidentiality
Able to manage and resolve conflict and other challenging issues
Commercially focused, operationally strong, risk aware and strategically responsive
Strong interpersonal and client relationship/influencing skills
Demonstrates professional acumen, integrity, discretion, credibility and trustworthiness
Job Skills and Knowledge:


0-2 years in financial markets
Undergraduate degree preferably in economics, finance, mathematics, statistics, engineering, computer science, or data science
Post-graduate degree/Programming qualifications (Desirable)
Strong statistical analysis background
Strong time-series analysis skills
Strong Python coding ability
VBA coding skills preferable
Econometric background preferable
Excellent Excel skills
Strong Powerpoint and Word skills
Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
Results driven
Diligent with a strong attention to detail
Co-operative team player
Strong communication & network skills
Excellent analytical skills
Strong problem-solving ability
Pro-active nature
We Offer:

With healthcare and insurance costs on the rise, Rabobank employees enjoy a first-class benefits package, featuring a selection of medical coverage and investment options to meet your personal needs. Our benefits program includes:

Health care spending account
Dependent care spending account
Basic life insurance plus AD&D insurance
Optional life insurance
Short-term disability
Long-term disability
401(k) program
Health and wellness seminars
Tuition reimbursement
Salary Expectations

Target Hiring Range:

$115,000 – $185,000


This position is subject to the terms of Rabobank’s compensation plans and policies.  It is anticipated that the position will pay within the target hiring range.  The range is reflective of the desired primary physical work location and may be adjusted outside of the projected range based on geographical differentiation if the actual work location of the hired candidate differs from the desired primary location, or for other lawful reasons.  Further, the position includes all other benefits provided to Rabobank employees, including healthcare benefits, 401k matching, vacation, sick leave, parental leave, possible discretionary bonuses and all other benefits that are all governed by and subject to ERISA plan documents and eligibility.

Rabo provides equal opportunity in employment to all employees and applicants and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, alienage or citizenship status, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity gender expression, marital status, genetic information, medical condition, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical condition, military service or veteran status, victims of domestic violence, or any other basis protected by applicable law.  Rabo also prohibits harassment of any individuals on any of the bases listed above.


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