Lead Financial Markets Analyst

267233 Requisition #

The Financial Markets Group analyzes public policy issues in financial markets from multiple perspectives. The group applies legal, market practitioner, technological and other expertise to study challenges and risks in financial markets and infrastructures.


Job Summary

Reporting to the Vice President, Financial Markets Group you will conduct research and analysis on complex topics associated with securities and derivatives, financial markets trading, and technology with an emphasis on systemic risk. You will develop expertise and support large-scale division projects, build relationships with highly informed, technically accomplished partners, and support presentations for broad audiences.


Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Evaluate developments in securities and derivatives trading, with an emphasis on high-speed trading, algorithmic trading, technology, and regulatory changes that impact trading and markets and developments in domestic and international payment systems to arrive at sound, supportable conclusions
  • Present on financial markets and payments system issues for various audiences
  • Develop contacts with representatives of financial markets trading and technology and representatives of payments industry firms
  • Conduct and supervise policy issues relating to domestic and international financial markets and maintaining awareness of current and developments within the financial landscape and regulatory climate
  • Participate and present at policy group and industry meetings
  • Prepare papers, reports, and detailed articles of industry studies, policy memoranda and other communications


Your Background

  • You are a financial markets expert who knows the inner workings of a market or clearinghouse
  • You think deeply on complex issues and propose new ideas that can add to the discussion on risk in global financial markets
  • You have written compelling communications and can make the complex simple 
  • You are a great colleague who likes to challenge ideas and have your ideas challenged
  • You have at least 7 years work experience and a strong academic background including at least a bachelor’s degree


What we offer

  • Comprehensive benefits package include medical, dental, vision, prescription drug coverage, 401k savings plan, retirement plan, paid time off, transit benefit, onsite gym and subsidized cafeteria
  • A continuous learning environment with opportunities to gain new skills and grow your career



  • Domestic / international travel approximately up to 10%
  • This position requires access to confidential supervisory information and/or FOMC information, which is limited to "Protected Individuals" as defined in the U.S. federal immigration law. Protected Individuals include, but are not limited to, U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals, and U.S. permanent residents who either are not yet eligible to apply for naturalization or who have applied for naturalization within the requisite timeframe. Candidates who are not U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents may be eligible for the information access required for this position and sponsorship for a work visa, and subsequently for permanent residence, if they sign a declaration of intent to become a U.S. citizen and meet other eligibility requirements. In addition, all candidates must undergo applicable background checks and comply with all applicable information handling rules, and all non-U.S. citizens must sign a declaration of intent to become a U.S. citizen and pursue a path to citizenship.



  • As a condition of employment, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago employees must comply with the Bank’s ethics rules, which generally prohibit employees, their spouses/domestic partners, and minor children from owning securities, such as stock, of banks or savings associations or their affiliates, such as bank holding companies and savings and loan holding companies. If you or your spouse/domestic partner or minor child own such securities, and would not be willing or able to divest them if you accepted an offer of Bank employment, you should raise this issue with the recruiter for this posting, who can provide you contact information for our ethics official if necessary.


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