1. Kirsty Simone Bonner
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Psychology | Financial Markets Sales | Fixed Income Broking | Client Relationships |
M.A.-level educated Psychology and Financial Sales Professional with a broad set of skills
applicable across different sectors and roles. Having a progressive two-decade experience in Fixed
Income Broking and Bank Sales, can deal with business, financial and public institutions all over the
world, performing well in high-pressure, competitive environments. Enthusiastic achiever with a solid
background in promoting financial products and services combined with outstanding academic
results. Well-rounded, multilingual, culturally aware professional with a unique ability to relate to
diverse populations with various backgrounds. Highly skilled in solving social, financial and business
problems for clients and other stakeholders. Committed to improving life quality on the individual and
CORE COMPETENCIES AND ACHIEVEMENTS
Advancedknowledge ofSocialand PersonalPsychology. EarnedB.A.Degree in Psychology
from New York University, Summa Cum Laude, and M.A. Degree in Forensic Psychology
(Part I) from John Jay College. Additional knowledge of social and business psychology as
well as cyber security, access control, money-laundering, and terrorism funding.
Winner of Multiple Awards. Herbert C. Jaffa Award for outstanding academic achievement
and service to community life (NYU 2013). William Goetz Award for the highest GPA in a
graduating year *4.0 (NYU 2013). Alpha Sigma Lambda Member Award for outstanding
academic achievement (NYU 2013).
Financial Markets Sales Expert. Succeeded as Fixed Income Broker,managing all aspects of
financial markets sales. Exceptional abilities to forge new client relationships while developing
and maintaining existing ones.
Proven Success in Market Expansion. Proactively created and pioneered IRS interbank
broker market across Latin America. Formed joint ventures with Lat Am Stock Exchanges.
Negotiated and sold licenses on behalf of ICAP North America.
Keen Attention to Detail. Accurate, reliable, and diligent. Always complete projects/tasks
within budgets and schedules. Can handle any ongoing challenges. Excelled in academic
research and business writing.
Dynamic Communicator and Stellar Negotiator. Negotiated and closed numerous high-
value deals. Visited 60+ countries, being exposed to a variety of cultures. Fluent in English,
German, and French; proficient in Spanish.
Community Involvement – UN Ambassador. Engaged in numerous fundraising initiatives,
effectively communicating with charities, sponsors, donors, volunteers and other stakeholders.
Served as an Ambassador for UPEACE, UN-mandated University for Peace (2008-2011).
Systems Utilization and Technology Skills. Proficient use of Windows and Mac operating
systems, well versed with MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and SPSS. Working
knowledge of Bloomberg.
Career and Job Search Consultant
2. 2016 – Present
Provide guidance to job seekers,career changers,and those in transition on most effective methods of
self-marketing, networking, and relationship building. Advise on various job search and interview
preparation techniques. Consult on resume and CV improvement. Teach how to leverage LinkedIn for
achieving career goals. Create highly engaging motivational content about work-life balance, stress
management, mental health, workplace psychology, diversity and inclusion, and other topics related to
personal and social aspects of career development, growing significant following within short terms.
ork Feb - May 2015
Hosted visitors, helping with resolving various issues. Facilitated grief counseling services to the
families of the 9/11 victims.
Psychology Department,John Jay College for Criminal Justice 2014
Performed a variety of research-related duties for the Psychology Department, providing support to
professors and staff as needed. Assisted with the coding of CCTV interrogations for a lie-detection
ork NY 2012 – 2014
Assisted to Psychology Department Chair and Director of Clinical Psychology, CUNY, in the
preparation and execution of various research activities. Assessed potential participants for PTSD
symptoms and alcohol/substance dependence via phone interviews. Evaluated and scored CAPS tests.
Completed SCID I Testing training. Engaged in data input for the EXPOSURE research study.
Four Winds Psychiatric Hospital, Katonah NY Jan -
Assisted in the Northgate Adolescent Unit (ages 12-18) with patients undergoing DBT therapy.
Facilitated group therapy sessions for a wide range of children's mental health illnesses. Dealt with
various symptoms, including cutting and suicidal ideation, homicidal ideation, alcohol/substance
dependency, bipolar disorder, and early-stage schizophrenia.
Managing Director - Media & Longevity Indices
ICAP North America, Jersey City, NJ 2008
Cooperated with teams in developing indices in order to facilitate the evaluation of life insurance pools
held by large companies. Generated solutions for complex life insurance pools by performing third-
party risk analysis and creating a “longevity swap.” Created a media index for the world's largest
advertising agency to report the consumption of large-scale advertising space via TV, Internet, and
mobile devices. Provided risk analysis and consulting services.
3. Derivatives Broker, Divisional Vice President
ICAP North America, Jersey City, NJ 2003
Created cross-currency IRS markets, acting as a derivatives broker in Chile, Peru, Colombia, and
Argentina; formed joint ventures with Stock Exchanges in each country. Built and managed a team of
brokers, increasing global accessibility of the markets to key financial players. Significantly contributed
to the improvement of trading practices across the territory. Designed e-trading platforms for central
banks and stock exchanges to streamline online trading of foreign exchange, bonds, and derivatives.
EARLIER WORKING EXPERIENCE:
Derivatives Broker, Divisional Vice President, South Africa – Tradition Ltd., London, UK
Spanish Peseta Derivatives Broker, Divisional Vice President – HarlowButler Ltd., London, UK
Spanish Peseta Derivatives Broker, Head of Desk – Intercapital PLC, London, UK
Corporate Derivative Sales – Barclays De Zoete Wedd, London, UK
Treasury Sales – Barclays Bank PLC, London, UK
EDUCATION AND TRAINING
John Jay College of Criminal Justice, New York NY -
M.A. Courses in Protection/Security/Terrorism (January 2015 – May 2017)
M.A. in Forensic Psychology, Part I (January 2014 - December 2014)
New York University, New York NY –
B.A. in Psychology (GPA 4.0), Summa Cum Laude (November 2009 - May 2013)
London School ofEconomics, London UK - B.Sc. in Economics, Part One