Junior Global Economist

Fitch Ratings
London, United Kingdom
Jul 14, 2019
Aug 02, 2019
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
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, an industry-leading provider of credit risk products and 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 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.

This is an opportunity to join the global macro research team at the top-ranked independent research provider, Fitch Solutions Macro Research. 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 some analytical content.

Relevant analyst/data analyst experience required, ideally working across various macro and sector content and data sets.
  • Qualifications: BA/MA/MSc/PhD Economics or similar. CFA level I, II or II not necessary, but beneficial.
  • London or Singapore based

  • 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

  • Spoken and written English
  • 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
  • Self-starter & very strong attention to detail
  • Able to break down complex data sets analysis
  • 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



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