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Financial Data Analyst Professional

As a financial data analyst professional with 7 years of public and private sector experience, I have actively engaged in data collection, analysis and policy formulation relating to specific financial markets as well as broader macroeconomic trends. This experience has provided a sophisticated understanding of financial market operations and the analytical tools utilized across various industries.

Furthermore, I am an experienced leader with a proven ability to work across multi-functional teams with competing priorities to complete project milestones and deliverables.

My aspirations include obtaining a leadership position and continuing to utilize my strong analytical skillset with a well-respected organization.

Specialties: Financial markets, data analysis, financial analysis, project management, international organizations

 

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Career Specifics


Career Specifics


International Monetary Fund. Research Assistant. Washington, D.C.                             2016 - 2017

In my role as a Research Assistant at the International Monetary Fund, I led data gathering and analysis, created complex charts and contributed to international policy formulation in a multi-cultural setting.

I launched a markets monitor featuring European institutional and sovereign credit default spreads and equity indices. I achieved publication of complex macroeconomic charts regarding the Republic of Turkey's financial system. I contributed complex charts to a presentation given by the Managing Director of the IMF regarding the interconnectedness of approximately 20 institutions operating within the Pan-African financial system.

In addition to analytical work, I led a training for 30+ IMF staff about how to use SQL server to access, manage and analyze financial data. I also coordinated a meeting between 15+ IMF staff and the Bank of England to share ideas and research on virtual currencies.

U.S. Department of the Treasury. Financial Analyst. Washington, D.C.                          2012 - 2016

As a financial analyst with the U.S. Treasury Department's Office of Financial Research, I led data gathering and analysis, improved data quality and contributed to public policy improvements.

While detailed to the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) for 1.5 years, I harmonized approximately 80 data fields mandated in regulatory reporting in the over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives market, analyzing over 5 millions records of data in the process. I also created trade processing diagrams detailing the lifecycle of trades in the OTC derivatives market, including interest rate, credit default, foreign exchange and commodity swaps.

Additionally, I contributed to the creation of a common data format that was implemented approximately 20 operating units producing Legal Entity Identifier (LEI) reference data.

In addition to analytical work, I achieved publication in 2 reports detailing financial data reporting overlaps and trade lifecycles in the OTC derivatives market. I also served as lead author in a third report detailing potential risks in digital currency markets.

Furthermore, I completed a technical requirements document used to build extensive SQL and Hadoop analytical environments.

Mindbank Consulting Group. Desktop Support Analyst. Washington, D.C.                   2010 - 2012

In my role as a Desktop Support Analyst with Mindbank Consulting Group, I led the IT support of the U.S. Treasury Department's Office of Financial Research. I helped the office grow from 5 to 50+ people, resulting in a job offer to work directly for the U.S. Treasury Department.

I also managed a team of 5 analysts in completed a desktop refresh project for 200+ end users at the U.S. Treasury Department's Office of Financial Stability.

Infostructures. Helpdesk Analyst. Washington, D.C.                                                       2009 - 2010

As a helpdesk analyst with InfoStructures, I led the helpdesk support for a hospice care client of 150+ end users. I improved the efficiency of IT support operations by decreasing new workstation deployment time by 50% and documenting standard helpdesk tasks.

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Education


Education


Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland, College Park, MD.                     2016                                  

Master of Business Administration.

Master of Finance.

University of Maryland, College Park, MD.                                                                                    2009

Bachelor of Arts, Economics.

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Publications and Contributed Research


Publications and Contributed Research


·       International Monetary Fund. “Kingdom of The Netherlands: Financial Sector Policy Note”. IMF Country Report. Washington, D.C.

·       International Monetary Fund. “Republic of Zambia: Financial Sector Policy Note”. IMF Country Report. Washington, D.C.

·       International Monetary Fund. ‘‘Republic of Turkey: Financial Sector Assessment Program – Technical Note on Stress Testing.’’ IMF Country Report. Washington, D.C.

·       International Monetary Fund. “Republic of Turkey: Financial Sector Policy Note”. IMF Country Report. Washington, D.C.

·       U.S. Treasury Department - Office of Financial Research. “U.S. Derivatives Trade Reporting “. 2015 Financial Stability Report. Washington, D.C.

·       U.S. Treasury Department - Office of Financial Research. “Reporting Burden and Efficiency”. 2014 Annual Report. Washington, D.C.

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Professional Affiliations


Professional Affiliations


·       IMF Research Analyst Community Association (RACA), Delegate for the Monetary and Capital Markets (MCM) Dept., Washington, D.C.

·       IMF Young Professionals (IMFYP), Washington, D.C.

·       Part-Time MBA Association (PTMBA), Washington, D.C.