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First Word FX/Rates Strategist

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Posted Jan 28, 2014 - Requisition No. 39291

The Role

Bloomberg News is seeking strategists for its First Word FX service as it expands coverage of FX and rates markets to Canada and Latin America, particularly Brazil and Mexico.

Candidates will have in-depth experience covering Canada and/or Latin American FX and rates markets, with emphasis on Brazil and/or Mexico. Fluency in local languages, as well as written and spoken English, are required, as are deep and broad contacts in the trader and investor community. The individual in this role will be responsible for providing fast and concise stories on FX and sovereign debt market flows and developments to provide perspective on ``what is happening'' and ``what it means,'' both against the backdrop of local developments as well as in the context of global macroeconomic and political trends.

Knowledge of Bloomberg's FX and bond functions and databases is a plus.

All candidates must have the ability and market-specific knowledge to immediately discern actionable information from breaking news, they must have strong writing skills and will be expected to develop new contacts and turn them into sources.


  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience
  • Minimum of five years of FX experience
  • Strong work ethic, team player, ability to work calmly in high-pressure environment

The Company

Bloomberg, the global business and financial information and news leader, gives influential decision makers a critical edge by connecting them to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas. The company's strength delivering data, news and analytics through innovative technology, quickly and accurately , is at the core of the Bloomberg Professional service, which provides real time financial information to more than 310,000 subscribers globally. Bloomberg's enterprise solutions build on the company's core strength, leveraging technology to allow customers to access, integrate, distribute and manage data and information across organizations more efficiently and effectively. Through Bloomberg Law, Bloomberg Government, Bloomberg New Energy Finance and Bloomberg BNA, the company provides data, news and analytics to decision makers in industries beyond finance. And Bloomberg News, delivered through the Bloomberg Professional service, television, radio, mobile, the Internet and two magazines, Bloomberg Businessweek and Bloomberg Markets, covers the world with more than 2,300 news and multimedia professionals at 146 bureaus in 72 countries. Headquartered in New York, Bloomberg employs more than 15,000 people in 192 locations around the world.

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