Junior Global Economist

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Fitch Solutions
Location
, Singapore
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Fitch Group is a global leader in financial information services with operations in more than 30 countries. Fitch Group is comprised of: Fitch Ratings, a global leader in credit ratings and research; Fitch Solutions, a leading provider of credit market data, analytical tools and risk services; and Fitch Learning, a preeminent training and professional development firm. With dual headquarters in London and New York, Fitch Group is owned by Hearst.

Fitch Ratings is a leading provider of credit ratings, commentary and research. Dedicated to providing value beyond the rating through independent and prospective credit opinions, Fitch Ratings offers global perspectives shaped by strong local market experience and credit market expertise. The additional context, perspective and insights we provide help investors to make important credit judgments with confidence.

As a global credit rating agency, Fitch Ratings gauges the ability of entities and instruments to meet their credit obligations. Investors and financial market participants rely on multiple sources, and the credit rating – indicating how an issue or transaction is likely to perform over time – is one of their key inputs. In this way, we help investors map potential credit risks.

Fitch Solutions, a subsidiary of Fitch Ratings, provides a range of industry-leading products and professional development services to the global financial community. In addition to offering proprietary market-based content, it distributes the ratings, research and financial data of Fitch Ratings through a variety of flexible platforms. With innovation and experience behind every solution it brings to market, our offerings are designed to meet the diverse needs of the fixed-income markets.

Fitch complies with all laws governing employment in each jurisdiction in which it operates, and provides equal opportunity to all applicants and employees. All applications will be considered without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, and other status protected by applicable laws.

Role Overview:

This is an opportunity to join the global macro research team at the top-ranked independent research provider, Fitch Solutions Country Risk & Industry Research team. The role involves working closely with our global economists and strategists and senior country risk analysts to improve workflows and efficiencies by systematizing data and content sets, as well as writing analytical content.

Responsibilities:

  • Work as part of a team of four Global economists that focus on providing the thought leadership for the wider macroeconomic research team
  • Helping to build and maintain systematic data sets for the global and wider research team to access
  • Strong focus on building bespoke global, regional and country-level leading indicators
  • Work on developing proprietary data sets that add analytical value, working closely with senior analysts across the research team
  • Manage our data providers and centralize their functions
  • Coordinating certain research publications
  • Write short pieces of analysis as well as presentations around specialized data sets that we create
  • Working with junior analysts to help audit and improve forecasting accuracy

Qualifications & Skills:

  • At least a bachelor degree in Economics or similar.
  • CFA is not necessary but beneficial.
  • At least 2 years relevant analyst/data analyst experience required, ideally working across various macro and sector content and data sets.
  • Very proficient at VBA coding, Bloomberg, with experience of Macrobond, Wind beneficial.
  • Strong analytical ability and entrepreneurial mindset with a focus on building productivity tools.
  • Able to break down complex data sets analysis.
  • Fluency in spoken and written English.
  • Self-starter & very strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to manage own time, project manage and work to tight deadlines.
  • Ability to work with and analyze large data sets.
  • Proactive communicator.
  • Interest in macroeconomics, geopolitics and financial markets.

Application:

We are not seeking assistance from recruiters at this time.

To apply, please submit a short cover letter stating your suitability for the role plus details of any valid visa that you hold and your up-to-date CV. Please also enter your current and desired gross annual salary and notice period in the applicable spaces when completing your application but do not include them in your CV. We regret we are only able to respond to successful applicants.


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