Market Data Analyst, Derivatives Oversight

Location: Calgary, AB

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Our organization:

The Alberta Securities Commission is the industry-funded regulator responsible for administering the province's securities laws. It is entrusted with fostering a fair and efficient capital market in Alberta and with protecting investors. As a member of the Canadian Securities Administrators, the ASC works to improve, coordinate and harmonize the regulation of Canada's capital markets.

The Market Regulation division oversees the equity and derivative marketplaces, registrants (dealers, advisers, and investment fund managers), market infrastructure entities and industry self-regulatory organizations. With a dynamic team of investment and financial professionals, we are involved in leading-edge projects aimed at balancing effective regulation with our stakeholders’ need for innovation and efficient capital markets.

The opportunity:

Within the Market Regulation division, the Derivatives Oversight team oversees the derivatives exchanges, clearing agencies, trade repositories and commodity brokers conducting business in Alberta. We provide regulatory oversight to Alberta’s capital and derivatives market by overseeing the activities of regulated entities and proactively identifying emerging risks caused by market changes and developing regulatory solutions to mitigate those risks.

Reporting to the Manager, Derivatives Oversight we are looking for an industry professional who wants to make a lasting impact on Alberta’s capital market, and will support and work closely with the team for energy derivatives market oversight.

Key responsibilities include:

Performing data analysis and reporting on energy derivatives market data in support of derivatives market structure policy initiatives and to inform derivatives market oversight activities.
Conducting research and analysis to identify regulatory solutions to current and emerging risks related to commodity derivatives markets.
Developing processes and strategic frameworks in support of derivatives market analysis and surveillance initiatives.
Representing the ASC’s views on local, national and international committees that consider market structure policy, derivatives regulation and oversight matters.
Participating in various short- and long-term projects in support of divisional, operational and strategic initiatives.

The ideal candidate will possess:

Post-secondary education in computer science, business, economics, accounting, finance, mathematics, statistics or a related discipline.
A minimum of five years experience in capital or energy derivatives markets.
Experience with data analysis using analytical tools such as Excel, Tableau, SQL, Python, and VBA.
A keen interest in gaining in-depth understanding of Alberta and North American power, gas and/or crude markets and current energy trading practices, market trends and marketplace terminology.
Exceptional research, analytical and critical thinking skills; the ability to independently formulate, support and articulate opinions and recommendations on market structure matters.
The ability to present technical ideas to audiences with varying levels of technical ability.
Superior written and oral communication skills.
The proven ability to think critically and creatively, be flexible and adaptable, and manage multiple priorities.
The ability to meet tight deadlines in a changing environment.
Curiosity about markets in general with initiative and drive to find solutions to problems.
Enrolment in/completion of the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), Energy Risk Professional (ERP) or Financial Risk Manager (FRM) program is considered an asset.

Note: This position will work out of the ASC office located in Calgary, Alberta.

To apply:

Click the Apply For This Job button to submit your resume, cover letter and salary expectations by August 8, 2021. You will be contacted if you are selected for an interview. More information about working at the ASC including our comprehensive Total Rewards package can be found on our website at

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