FX & Money Markets, London: currently 52 jobs.The latest job was posted on 22 Jun 21.
FX and Money Market Roles in London
There are a wide variety of job descriptions in the foreign exchange and money market sectors in London, but a reasonable average salary would be about £50,000, not including bonuses and performance related pay. In front office trading roles, the FX and Money markets are some of the highest-pressure situations that there are, with traders required to take into account global macro-economic developments as they anticipate changes in the relative values of currencies. Therefore, the key attributes employers are looking for are the ability to handle fast-moving markets and to take in a lot of information all at once. Employees need to be able to understand the economics of markets and to think clearly, but the most vital skill is to resist the temptation to panic.
Many of the jobs on offer in FX and Money Markets these days are technology roles, either on projects to automate the functions of posting quotes and executing transactions, or in developing and maintaining the systems which link the markets up with the processing and reporting systems of the banks that trade in them. Python and Java programmers are in demand as are Agile product owners. These are specialist developer roles which may also require a detailed knowledge of the workings of the foreign exchange and money markets.
More about working in London
London is the global centre of the foreign exchange market, partly because its geographical location means that its trading day overlaps with both the American and Asian time zones. Over 75% of Fortune 500 companies maintain an office in London, as do nearly all of the world’s biggest banks.
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