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Who we are:
Farm Credit Bank of Texas is a $37.3 billion wholesale bank that has been financing agriculture and rural America for over 100 years. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, we provide funding and services to rural lending associations in five states, and we are active in the nation’s capital markets.
While you may not be familiar with our name, Farm Credit Bank of Texas plays a critical role in supporting the businesses that make it possible for America to maintain access to an affordable and safe food supply, an industry which is one of the most innovative and evolving of our time. And while you help us deliver on our mission, we deliver on our commitment to you as a valued employee by providing competitive compensation, generous health and wellness benefits packages and an attractive hybrid workplace located along the bluffs of the Colorado River just minutes west of downtown Austin.
We seek out top talent in their fields, whether it be technolo gy, finance, accounting, credit... human resources, or other administrative functions, and welcome you to join us in our mission to feed the world.
Position Description:
We are searching for an Investment Analyst Trader IV. This role is responsible for executing purchases and sales of securities under the direction of a portfolio manager or trading manager. Conducts quantitative analysis of individual securities, industry segments, or other potential investment opportunities. Monitors market conditions, sector performance, and trading volume/activity. Assists in the development of a trading strategy meant to enhance profitability while reducing liquidity and interest rate risk. Identifies relative value opportunities that support strategic business objectives and portfolio strategies. Prepares reports detailing regulatory and compliance qualification of executed trades. Analyze portfolio characteristics and performance, and report to management and Asset Liability C ommittee on a regular basis.
Day-to Day-Duties and Responsibilities:
- Collects and analyzes financial information for assigned securities or sectors to assist in the development of investment strategies for one or more portfolios.
- Collects and interprets price, yield, stability, or other financial metrics.
- Tracks and reports on current or expected financial performance and makes recommendations meant to improve portfolio returns.
- Monitor macro-economic conditions and report to management and Finance division.
- May provide guidance to more junior traders.
What You Bring to the Team:
Our ideal candidate lives within a commutable distance from our office in Austin, Texas and appreciates the value of the hybrid work schedule.
It is an important role that covers many skills. This position requires a Bachelor’s degree with a major in finance or business administration with a course concentration in finance, accounting, or banking and ten (10) or more years of experience in diverse institutional fixed-income securities and/or financial analysis. MBA or CFA designation highly desirable.
Possesses expert knowledge of purchasing and sales of securities. Ability to communicate/coordinate effectively with all levels of management as well as with outside vendors; Ability to exercise sound judgment, use discretion and maintain confidentiality. A moderate degree of creativity and latitude is expected. Ability to work with minimal supervision and to travel on a moderate basis. Skill in oral and written communication. Intermediate to advanced skill level in Microsoft Office applications. Experience using fixed income analytical tools such as Bloomberg, YieldBook, FactSet or other similar products. Possesses analytical thinking and mathematical skills. Fundamental knowledge of fixed income trade flow including execution, settlement, accounting, and reporting. Familiarity with liquidity and cashflow forecasting, and how it affects portfolio management decisions. Ability to work as part of a team. May coach or instruct junior colleagues. Ability to troubleshoot and solve basic problems prior to escalating to senior staff. Provides leadership, coaching, and/or mentoring to a subordinate group. May act as a "lead" or first-level supervisor.
Our benefits:
In addition to a competitive salary, we offer comprehensive, affordable, and competitive benefit options that are focused on health and wellness, financial security, and achieving a work-life balance:
- Flexible and affordable health and wellness benefits, including medical insurance, prescription drug coverage, dental insurance, vision care, flexible spending accounts, and more.
- 401(k) plan that includes an employer match (up to 4%) plus an additional employer contribution (up to 5%), both of which vest on the first day of employment
- Employer paid long-term disability and life ins urance
- Generous vacation leave, sick leave, and up to eleven paid holidays
- Paid parental leave program of up to six weeks
- Up to five days per year to volunteer in local community organizations, services, or events
- Ongoing professional development opportunities
- Generous tuition-reimbursement program
- Physical fitness incentive plan
- Employer matching gifts program
- Modern hybrid work schedule combining in office and remote work locations.
Our culture:
In a world filled with unpredictable challenges, we invest in our people and ensure they have dependable careers with ample growth opportunities. As part of the larger Farm Credit System, we focus on building our culture around personal relationships and the ability to be connected to leadership through in-person conversations, regular town halls and employee engagement events. We are deeply committed to attracting and fostering a diverse workforce, developm ent and career advancement and recognizing the hard work of individuals who contribute to our success.
Important note: We care about your hiring process and take it seriously. A real person will review your applications, meaning response timelines may vary. The interviewing process at Farm Credit Bank of Texas may include phone calls and emails, on-site interviews, and requests for portfolios or demonstrations of work. We cannot personally follow-up with each applicant, and we will do our best to create a professional, respectful, and thorough process for candidates with whom we identify as a potential fit.

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