Head of FX Strategy
£150000 - £165000 + Bonus + benefit
About the company
The Head of Foreign Currency Strategy, will report to the Head of General Account Hedging. He or she will manage all aspects of Foreign Currency Spot, Forward, and Options trading platform. The selected candidate will work closely with Treasury, Accounting, Risk, IT and Legal and, will also have the opportunity to work with risk management, ALM, finance, among others and gain broad exposure across the organization.
FX Strategy Develop hedging strategies and solutions, including pre-trade analysis and modeling; measure hedge program performance Develop FX strategy pieces and publish position papers on a regular basis FX Trading Manage and execute hedges for all FX hedging programs, seeking to minimize execution costs and maximize alpha generation opportunities Manage FX execution platform vendor and work with the vendor to continue to enhance the platform Perform pre-trade analysis and modeling Monitor, analyze, and report on risk positions and P&L Prepare position reporting and ad-hoc risk analysis Report hedge program performance to management Leadership Develop and grow junior talent Provide project leadership for some of the Unit’s strategic initiatives, as needed Partnerships Develop and grow internal and external partnerships with key stakeholders, including: Assist in 3rd party asset management marketing efforts as needed Develop relationships with sell-side traders and salespeople Work cross-functionally with diverse teams, including Investments IT, Treasury, Risk Management, ALM, Middle Office, Accounting and Portfolio Management Attend and present at trader meetings
Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills: Minimum 8+ years of FX trading experience required Significant FX strategy experience required Options trading experience required Experience developing hedging solutions a plus Undergraduate degree required, MBA or equivalent preferred Strong quantitative and analytical skills required Strong interpersonal skills required. Excellent communication skills; ability to express complicated methodologies to the business stakeholders. Strong verbal and written communication skills required Must be detail-oriented with strong time management and prioritization skills; ability to work independently is essential Leadership Competencies: Creates Partnerships - Authentically builds trusted relationships and collaborates across global, diverse and multi-functional teams to successfully drive business objectives. Seizes Opportunity - Seeks new opportunities and ways to create balanced business growth while improving operational capabilities. Grows Talent - Inclusively and pro-actively develops talent, empowers individuals and manages diverse teams to drive engagement and performance. Models our Values - Creates a culture that promotes the company’s values and standards through role modeling, accountability, and ownership of decisions. Thinks Strategically – Sets direction aligned to the company’s strategy, applying an external and global perspective to meet local and global needs. Must be a creative and innovative thinker who can bring thoughts to actions Motivates People – Gains people commitment to achieve business objectives through clear communication of the company’s vision and flexing leadership styles to inspire high performance. Focuses on Customers – Promotes customer centricity and ensures focus on creating great customer experiences to achieve competitive advantage. Drives Results – Sets aggressive goals and is accountable for continuously driving improved performance, leading change and ensuring high standards. Consistently strives for continuous improvement. Analytical approach to problem-solving.
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