Sezin is a Portfolio Manager within the Capital Markets & Investments Department. She joined the World Bank in May 2011 and grew up in Belgium, Hong Kong, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
What do you do?
My primary responsibility is to manage liquidity portfolios totaling over $100 billion in assets of the World Bank (IBRD and IDA). Our team invests globally in shorter-term money market instruments, such as deposits, FX, repos and swaps, and medium- and longer-term bonds, with a diverse range of counterparts.
What’s your typical day?
- Execute money market and LIBOR strategies for the World Bank’s internal portfolios to consistently beat our benchmark indices and distribute risk evenly across various international counterparts.
- Trade and discuss strategies with counterparts via Bloomberg and over the phone; ensure trade settlement by coordinating with our Treasury Operations Department.
- Contribute to the liquidity management process with other teams and departments in the World Bank to coordinate upcoming disbursements and encashments.
- Establish new trading relationships as the financial market evolves and new regulations come into practice.
- Provide daily analyses of market conditions to colleagues.
How does your upbringing make you better at work?
Although my parents were born in Turkey, I grew up mainly in Belgium and attended international schools. I moved nine times before starting at the World Bank, and I believe my upbringing instilled empathy for different heritages and my ability to work across cultures.