One of the world’s leading impact asset managers, Finance in Motion focuses on sustainable economic, social and environmental development in low- and medium- income countries. With well over EUR 2 billion in Assets under Advisory/Management, the company attracts capital from private investors to leverage public sector contributions. Our funds provide debt or equity primarily for local financial institutions and increasingly for project and corporate finance. We are active in more than 30 countries across Southeast and Eastern Europe, the Middle East and North Africa and Latin America, where we foster small business and rural development, green energy production, and natural resource protection.   

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 a Senior Economist for its Treasury and Foreign Exchange Team.

Working area:

Treasury and Foreign Currency Unit


Frankfurt am Main, 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.

Key responsibilities:

  • Lead the assessment of the currency risk associated with investments in debt instruments denominated in exotic currencies (mainly in Africa, Eastern Europe, Middle East) and propose risk mark-ups
  • Monitor developments and trends in those currencies based on aspects like macroeconomic developments, local benchmark movements, central bank policies. Provide corresponding advice to the management
  • Contribute to design strategies for enhancing our funds’ capacity to provide debt financing instruments denominated in exotic currencies (mainly in Africa, Easter Europe, Middle East)
  • Contribute to design and implement innovative strategies for mitigating our funds’ exposure to market risks, notably currency risks and interest rate risks
  • Present such new strategies and results to the management and governance bodies of finance in motion and the funds
  • Support the treasury activities conducted by the team on behalf of our funds, including entering derivatives to reduce their exposure to market risks, managing the trading books, onboarding new counterparties, placing excess cash positions, and trading bonds
  • Support our Investment Management team with technical aspects related to the structuring of our funds’ investments

What we expect:

  • Degree in economics, finance, or related field (work experience in lieu)
  • Sufficient relevant work experience, particularly in finance or economics, with focus on development 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 capabilities 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 strive to uphold our start-up spirit and benefit from the opportunities of a growing company
  • A job with a great degree of autonomy that achieves real impact through cooperation and joint responsibility
  • A purpose-driven, performance-oriented company culture that rewards above-average results
  • An organization dedicated to providing effective training and upskilling to its employees
Our around 230 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 prefer a communication style that suits the flat hierarchies and cooperative mindset we value, we would very much like to hear from you. Please use our online application system to submit your full application including a CV and meaningful cover letter.
Human Resources
Stefanie Zanetti
Tel.: +49 69 27 10 35 483