Singapore FX and CFD report: Interactive Brokers, IG and CMC Markets lead all-important mobile
4 stars based on
Foreign exchange FX or forex jobs and money markets jobs involve the trading of currencies around the world. Forex professionals essentially try to predict how economic or political factors will call one currency to appreciate or depreciate against another. Money markets professionals do a similar thing, but work with financial instruments with very high liquidity and short maturity, such as treasury bills, bankers acceptances or federal funds.
In both forex and the money markets, the stakes are high, but these are highly lucrative careers for the right people. Most FX professionals are employed by investment banks, trading houses, asset managers or commercial banks.
Sales jobs in FX vary according to whether the client is a hedge fund, a corporate, a pension fund or a private individual. Sales professionals need to be expert negotiators, with strong people skills, and well versed in international economics and politics. FX salespeople must promote their employer's FX products, generate leads and form new and ongoing relationships with clients and potential clients.
Analyst jobs in FX typically require a working knowledge of at least one or two foreign languages, plus the ability to work long and often unsociable hours. A forex market risk analyst will typically work for a brokerage, providing daily commentary on issues affecting currency values. This is a very fast paced role which requires excellent quantitative and analytical skills, as well as a grasp of world affairs.
It's easy to opt out of the beta if you want to set up a job alert and you can return at any time. You're using our new beta search It's a work in progress and we rely on your feedback to improve. Find out what's changing Back to current search. What will I get? Better company sector categorisation Easier access to job sectors Ability to feedback on the search beta experience.
What won't I get? Ability to set up job alerts.