Analyst/Associate - Currency Analyst, Global Markets Research Analyst/Associate - Currency Analyst, Global  …

in London, England, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 29 Mar 20
in London, England, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 29 Mar 20
We are MUFG. 360 years of heritage. A world-class set of businesses. And more than 180,000 employees in 50 markets. It’s no surprise that MUFG has grown to become one of the top five banks in the world. Our services include commercial banking, trust banking, securities, credit cards, consumer finance, asset management, and leasing. MUFG offers stability in an ever-changing market, providing services to high-profile clients worldwide. Our vision? To become the world’s most trusted financial group. You’ll help us achieve it.

Overview of the Department / Section
Global Markets Research provides our customers with authoritative and insightful commentary and analysis, focusing mainly on the foreign exchange market.
To fulfill our clients' global needs, GMR divisions are located in Tokyo, Hong Kong, Singapore, London and New York.
Our research analysts collaborate closely across all regions and provide our customers with timely information and analysis.

Number of direct reports


Main purpose of the role:

Responsible for gradually building a library of models for both FX and Rates that can be easily and increasingly used in the analysis presented in Global Market Research publications and presentation materials for MUFG clients. The aim of adding this role to the GMR team is to provide some more in-depth quantitative analysis on FX and rates for MUFG clients.Valuation models; Momentum Indicators; Sentiment Indicators; Trading Signals.

MUFG internal flows provide potential for added value for clients and this role will involve in-depth analysis of internal JPY fx flows in order to create potential trading signals and/or sentiment indicators for MUFG clients.

The role will involve some degree day-to-day research support of the Global Markets sales and trading business in FX and gradually in the rates space across EMEA and North America.

Key responsibilities:

  • Develop quantitative analysis and strategies to incorporate into current FX research publications and then eventually to newly established Rates publications.
  • Ensure internal stakeholders are serviced through research marketing calls and client ad hoc requests (within compliance guidelines). Partake in regular internal calls updating Global Sales on conclusions from quantitative analysis – traders morning call; weekly meetings and provide timely analysis to market moving events.
  • After a period of time to partake in marketing , roadshows and client conference calls for both the corporate and FI client base (within compliance guidelines)
  • The role holder will work closely not just with the research team in London but will actively collaborate with analysts in Global Markets Research and other MUFG research entities globally by:

    - welcoming debate and discussion and enjoying having views challenged

    -  being open in sharing quantitative analysis work with MUFG colleagues and thriving in a team environment

    -  supporting other analysts by implementing quantitative analysis into currencies covered in different regions and for different asset class (e.g; oil, gold, credit)

Work experience:


This role will require initiative and independent judgment to create original analysis, with an ability to respond quickly to internal staff requests and issues. There would be an expectation to make the necessary decisions to carry out responsibilities and meet primary goals and objectives, as well as evaluate and escalate more complex issues and/or problems.

Skills and experience:

Functional / Technical Competencies:


  • Strong coding skills. Python proficient through Anaconda
  • Strong analytical skills with experience in financial modelling and detailed spreadsheet work.


  • Some experience in a similar financial market research role an advantage but not essential.
  • Sound knowledge of both FX and Rates and an understanding of how a quantitative perspective to the analysis already produced would add value.
  • An interest in Big Data analysis with a view to undertaking web text analysis to create sentiment indicators relevant for financial markets.

Education / Qualifications:

  • BA/BS degree in Finance, Economics or data analytics related field of research

Personal requirements:

  • Excellent written, interpersonal & presentation skills.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure to tight deadlines for sometimes long periods of time.
  • Ability to provide thought provoking but concise and easily consumable quantitative research.

MUFG is committed to embracing diversity and building an inclusive culture where all employees are valued, respected and their opinions count. We support the principles of equality, diversity and inclusion in recruitment and employment, and oppose all forms of discrimination on the grounds of age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy and maternity, race, gender reassignment, religion or belief and marriage or civil partnership.

We make our recruitment decisions in a non-discriminatory manner in accordance with our commitment to identifying the right skills for the right role and our obligations under the law.