European Rates Strategy, Research, VP
London, United Kingdom
3d ago

The Research Strategist is a strategic professional who stays abreast of developments within own field and contributes to directional strategy by considering their application in own job and the business.

Recognized technical authority for an area within the business. Requires basic commercial awareness. There are typically multiple people within the business that provide the same level of subject matter expertise.

Developed communication and diplomacy skills are required in order to guide, influence and convince others, in particular colleagues in other areas and occasional external customers.

Significant impact on the area through complex deliverables. Provides advice and counsel related to the technology or operations of the business.

Work impacts an entire area, which eventually affects the overall performance and effectiveness of the sub-function / job family.

Job Purpose : Publishing Research Analyst for the European Rates Strategy Team providing trade ideas, market views and product knowledge to an array of fixed income clients.

The role will have a particular focus on derivatives markets.

Responsibilities :

  • Derivatives coverage : Research and develop market themes relating to European derivatives markets with a strong focus on trade idea generation.
  • Publications : Responsible for regular input to Citi publications including the flagship European Rates Weekly, Morning Calls, ad hoc notes, and the monthly Global Economic Outlook and Strategy publication.
  • Client interaction : Responsible for being the key front-person for client enquiries relating to European derivatives and related matters.
  • In addition, responsible for engaging with clients in promoting research views and the wider Citi franchise.

  • The strategist is expected to collect, outline and explain information giving insights that drive creative solutions in the Macro environment in which our clients businesses operate.
  • Their insights provide clarity the client needs to make investment decisions.

  • Interact with clients internal and external as requested by Sales & Trading
  • Collaboration with colleagues
  • Stay informed on developments that have a bearing on the macro environment
  • Address client requests
  • Engage in Citi’s broader corporate objectives, such as recruitment and training of junior analysts and associates
  • Appropriately assess risk when business decisions are made, demonstrating particular consideration for the firm's reputation and safeguarding Citigroup, its clients and assets, by driving compliance with applicable laws, rules and regulations, adhering to Policy, applying sound ethical judgment regarding personal behavior, conduct and business practices, and escalating, managing and reporting control issues with transparency.
  • Qualifications :

  • Clear and effective communications both written and spoken
  • Advanced technical skills
  • Methodical approach and demonstrated organizational capabilities
  • Good interpersonal skills and proven team player
  • Possess a positive attitude, drive and initiative
  • Secure and maintain applicable licenses
  • Education :

  • Bachelor’s / University degree, Master’s degree preferred
  • Grade : All Job Level - All Job FunctionsAll Job Level - All Job Functions - GB

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