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Portfolio Manager Liquid Assets Desk

Dublin

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Portfolio Manager Liquid Assets Desk

Dublin, Republic of Ireland | Permanent | Full time

Portfolio Manager Liquid Assets Desk

  • Dublin, Republic of Ireland
  • Full time
  • Closing on: Jan 26 2022

Description of business unit

Global Markets (GM) is Ireland's leading treasury services provider.

The Markets Group is a core function within Global Markets and is responsible for managing the Foreign Exchange and Interest Rate exposures of the Bank of Ireland Group and for the optimal execution of the Group's Funding & Liquidity strategy.

The Markets Group works closely with customer facing teams to provide wholesale pricing for a broad range of Retail, Corporate and Institutional customers, engages in proprietary trading opportunities in foreign exchange, interest rate and derivatives markets and provides market commentary to stakeholders and customers.

Purpose of the Role

  • Global Markets looks to promote a culture that is welcoming for all and we encourage all our colleagues to reach their full potential.

  • Our continuing aim is for a culture which attracts, promotes and retains diverse talent across all levels across our business.

  • We offer flexible working arrangements, value collaboration across our teams and continue to seek ways to build strong relationships with our stakeholders.

  • In this context, an exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Liquid Asset Desk as Portfolio Manager within the Markets Group.

  • We are looking for individuals with an interest in Financial Markets, local and geo-politics, economics or behavioural science.

  • The role is being offered at Principal Dealer 1 - Band 3.

Key Accountabilities

  • Key team member of Liquid Asset Desk team - a dedicated desk responsible for the management of the Group's high-quality liquid asset (HQLA) securities portfolio, ensuring that the composition and structure of the portfolio is in compliance with ALCO approved policy and regulatory requirements

  • Optimisation of key portfolio considerations including liquidity, capital, income, credit quality and market risk exposures

  • Working closely with key internal stakeholders across the Group and preparation of papers for ALCO, GCRC and GCTC

  • Analysis of ongoing regulatory and capital developments in terms of portfolio impact

  • Broadening our relationships with key external counterparties including investment banks, securities issuers and research analysts

  • Research new developments across financial markets and sharing learnings, opinions and findings with colleagues

  • Regular opportunities to participate in ad-hoc projects in GM and across the wider Group

What is the opportunity

  • Develop an in-depth understanding of markets

  • Explore the BOI balance sheet, understand the credit, liquidity and interest rate risk inherent in its product suite, and develop solutions to manage these risks

  • Execute in financial markets on behalf of the Group

  • Work in a diverse meritocratic area that promotes personal development, career progression, independence of thought, autonomy and collegiality

Working at Bank of Ireland doesn't have to mean working in an office to have an impact. Our commitment to enabling colleagues to thrive means that depending on role type you can have choice and flexibility in where you work and live, subject to your role, customer needs and our requirements. We have a hybrid working model, with home, agile hub and office based options available. We will always list a primary location which can be where you go for in person collaboration, and a location where you can best perform your role.

Please note you must live in the jurisdiction for the business to which you are contracted.

This job can be done anywhere in the ROI with the primary office location as Dublin to which travel will be required for in person collaboration. Exact frequency to be agreed with manager.

If you would like more information on this role and what it's like to work in Global Markets please contact Tom Lynch, Acting Head of Liquid Asset Desk (tom.c.lynch@boi.com) for an informal chat.

Essential Skills & Experience

  • Ability to work well in a team, but also to take on tasks independently

  • Capacity to challenge the status-quo with strong reasoning

  • Self-motivated with a growth mind-set, desire to learn and develop, open to advice and coaching

  • Good communication skills, ability to articulate complex information simply, and write succinct compelling arguments

  • Good interpersonal skills

Desirable Qualifications, Skills & Experience

  • Good numerical, analytical and quantitative analysis skills

  • Experience in managing market risks

  • Proven track record of revenue optimisation

  • Experience in engaging with stakeholders to support the business and optimise development opportunities

  • Knowledge or experience of evolving regulatory and capital environment

Key Competencies

  • Customer Focused - Self
  • One Group, one team - Self
  • Agile - Self
  • Manage Risk - Self
  • Accountable - Self

Where Agency assistance is required Bank of Ireland Recruitment Team will engage directly with suppliers. Unsolicited CVs / profiles supplied to Bank of Ireland by Recruitment Agencies will not be accepted for this role.

Bank of Ireland Group is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to fostering an inclusive workplace which values and benefits from the diversity of our workforce.

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