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Liquidity & ALM Strategy Director

Job Req ID 22468844 Primary Location London, United Kingdom Job Category Institutional Trading
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Who are you

You’re an expert in Liquidity Management and/or Asset Liability Management, and are looking for a broader, more commercially minded role to grow, expand and make your mark. With ease you’re able to lead technical projects, big picture initiatives on bank strategy, and everything in between. You’re entrepreneurial and can define and prioritize your own book of work, seeking opportunities to optimize Citi’s financial resources and enhance its frameworks. You can build teams and lead people. You have the interpersonal and networking skills to navigate the organization, and the drive to push projects through to completion.

Who are we

Institutional Clients Group (ICG)

Citi’s ICG provides a spectrum of financial services to our clients across the globe, partnering with corporations, financial institutions, institutional investors and governments to help find solutions and build a better future. The ICG’s business lines include: Commercial Banking; Corporate and Investment Banking; Markets (Fixed Income and Equities); Securities Services; and Treasury and Trade Solutions.

ICG Financial Resource Management (ICG FRM)

ICG FRM drives efficient use of financial resources across all businesses within the ICG. The group provides in-business leadership and subject matter expertise on capital, liquidity, tax and other financial resource management topics, and is further responsible for executing and managing credit hedges for the corporate loan portfolio.

ICG FRM Liquidity & ALM Strategy

The Liquidity & ALM Strategy team identifies and drives execution of commercial outcomes, through risk management strategies, model and methodology scrutiny, structured transactions, and other optimizations, delivering benefits across the ICG’s balance sheet, revenues and returns.

Further, we coordinate and lead on projects to enhance our frameworks, across disciplines such as Liquidity, FTP (Funds Transfer Pricing) and IRRBB (Interest Rate Risk in the Banking Book).

We partner across the business lines within the ICG, and with Treasury, Finance, Risk and Technology.

What do you need

Technical Skills

  • Top of the industry, multi-year expertise in one or both of:
    • Liquidity management: understanding of both business balance sheet funding requirements and product liquidity risk, across many trading book and banking book products (e.g. loans, deposits, securities, derivatives, prime, structured notes, intraday/payments/nostros), including linkage with Liquidity Premium (FTP)
    • ALM: understanding/appreciation of product characteristics, basis risk, behavioural modelling, optionality, accounting treatment, hedging strategy, risk transfer via FTP. Understanding of IRRBB concepts across loans and deposits, and also interconnectivity with trading book / markets business funding and cash management/ticketing.
  • Commercial understanding of the business, and how optimized Liquidity management and ALM can enable competitive advantage
  • Preferred but not essential: experience connecting Liquidity and ALM concepts with business forecasting and strategic planning

Creative Problem Solving

  • Ambitious and excited by the opportunity to work in a business-side Liquidity & ALM Strategy function
  • Ability to understand complex ideas and problems in a fast-paced environment
  • Unfazed by ambiguity, biased towards defining structure and project management
  • Highly quantitative with excellent data analysis skills, able to manage large, sometimes unstructured data sets, and unclear requirements
  • Superior attention to detail, accuracy, and scope, with an innovation mindset and intellectual curiosity

Acumen & Communication

  • Strong ability to manage, prioritize, and communicate within a team, and in leadership roles
  • Able to communicate complex and technical concepts to all levels of seniority
  • Organised and able to manage multiple projects involving global teams in parallel, leading people directly and indirectly to achieve success
  • Outstanding management, motivation and coaching abilities to direct reports and junior team members
  • High degree of self-advocacy, motivation, and development with the highest level of professionalism

Partnership & Collaborative Success

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, in person and over video, and able to build effective relationships and networks across the firm
  • Ability to credibly partner with senior stakeholders to mitigate roadblocks and drive objectives to delivery
  • Ability to design and prototype, and perform handovers to production teams
  • Ability to defend the team’s interest and priorities, while putting the firm first

Experience and Qualifications

  • 10+ years relevant experience in the Financial Services industry with specific focus on FRM, Treasury, liquidity management and/or asset liability management
  • Bachelor’s degree and qualifications in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics), Finance, Economics, Business, or another related field


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Institutional Trading


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Time Type:

Full time


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