Finance in Motion is a global impact asset manager focused exclusively on sustainable development in low and middle-income countries. The company develops and advises impact investment funds whose blended finance structures bring together public and private investors to address climate change, strengthen biodiversity conservation, foster the sustainable use of natural resources, improve livelihoods, and promote economic opportunities.

Over the course of its operations, Finance in Motion has unleashed a cumulative total of over EUR 5.4 billion toward these goals in Southeast Europe, the Caucasus, Latin America, the Middle East and North Africa, and sub-Saharan Africa. In addition to investment activities, the funds also provide technical assistance to support investees, foster responsible finance, and maximize impact in the countries they serve.

Since its foundation in 2009, the company has consistently recorded year-on-year growth and expanded into new regions and topics. Due to this ongoing success, Finance in Motion is seeking an
 

Working area:

Treasury and Foreign Currency Unit

Location:

Frankfurt, Germany 

Working hours:

Full-time/ Part-time

Economist / EM Currency Expert (m/f/d)

Our Treasury and Foreign Exchange Unit is in charge of the treasury activities of all funds managed by Finance in Motion, including the development of solutions to enable long-term impact investments denominated in exotic currencies. The team is looking for an economist to support the assessment of emerging market currencies in which our funds may invest.

Key responsibilities:
  • Participate in the assessment of the currency risk associated with investments denominated in exotic emerging market currencies (in Africa, Eastern Europe, Latin America, Middle East) and propose risk mark-ups.
  • Monitor developments and trends in those currencies based on macroeconomic developments, local benchmark rate movements, central bank policies. Provide corresponding advice to the management.
  • Contribute to design strategies for enhancing our funds’ capacity to invest in emerging market currencies.
  • Contribute to designing and implementing innovative strategies for mitigating our funds’ exposure to market risks, notably currency risks and interest rate risks.
  • As part of the larger Treasury team, support with treasury activities, including derivative trades to reduce their exposure to market risks, managing the trading books, onboarding new counterparties, placing excess cash positions, and trading bonds.

What we expect:

  • Degree in economics, finance, or a related field
  • Sufficient, relevant work experience, particularly in finance or economics, with a focus on developing countries, capital markets, or derivatives. Experience in treasury, or in the economics department of a financial institution is an advantage.
  • Strong understanding of macroeconomics in developing countries
  • International mindset and excellent language skills in English
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills including the ability to build and maintain good relationships with various stakeholders in a complex, international environment
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to translate concepts into workable solutions
  • Initiative, proactive and results-oriented approach to work
  • Demonstrable commitment to Finance in Motion´s vision/mission

What you can expect:

  • An agile, widely diverse international working environment with over 50 nationalities who are keenly interested in making a positive difference through their work and who share a collaborative, can-do spirit
  • A job that allows you to fully utilize and expand your skills within an innovative, hands-on company culture
  • A purpose-driven, performance-oriented company that rewards above-average results
  • An organization dedicated to providing effective training and upskilling to its employees
Our more than 250 employees working from our 17 offices worldwide are dedicated to promoting sustainable development through market-based finance solutions. If you enjoy tackling complex challenges in a hands-on manner and are seeking an adaptable and motivating work environment, we would very much like to hear from you. Please use our online application system to submit your application.
Human Resources
Stefanie Zanetti
Tel.: 00 49 (0)69 271035-483