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FX & Money Markets
FX, or forex, is the exchange of foreign currencies, most notably the United States Dollar, British Pound, Swiss Franc, Japanese Yen and the Euro. Banks, central banks, investment managers, corporations, and individuals all get involved in trading foreign currencies and much of this trading is in foreign currency derivatives such as forwards, futures and swaps. There’s a wide range of opportunities for forex traders on efinancialcareers.com
Two of the most notable roles within forex are forex market analyst and account manager. As a forex market analyst, you’ll have an interest in international news, and report daily on how government and economic changes across the world may influence the value of one currency against another. As an account manager – a role usually reserved for those with an in depth knowledge and working experience of forex – you’ll be in charge of making the trades. It’s sometimes a risky business, but one that’s considered one of the most exciting and adrenaline-pumping positions within financial services.
Working for the CFTC
If you’re keen to work in forex, but aren’t particularly interested in working for banks, you could consider a career with the regulator, the CFTC. A role at the CFTC is likely to include monitoring behaviors and ensuring that all forex transactions are conducted legally and in accordance with the CFTC rules and regulations. If you’re eligible to work abroad, you could also work in the same capacity for the FCA in the UK, FSA in Japan, SFC in Hong Kong, or ASIC in Australia.
Skills & Career Opportunities
There are also certain skills which are might give you the edge in terms of forex recruitment. For new graduates, an acceptance to work unsociable hours is necessary. Forex markets are open 24 hours a day between Mondays and Fridays, so work never stops. You may also find it beneficial to speak a different language – conversational if not fluently. While this may make your job easier, and more enjoyable, it could also open doors internationally. If dealing with futures, individuals may wish to take the Series 31 exam for a license to work with futures contracts professionally.