Senior Research Associate, Assistant Vice President

Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Apr 16, 2021
Apr 23, 2021
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
The Research Senior Associate is a seasoned professional role.Applies in-depth disciplinary knowledge, contributing to the development of new techniques and the improvement of processes and work-flow for the area or function. Integrates subject matter and industry expertise within a defined area. Requires in-depth understanding of how areas collectively integrate within the sub-function as well as coordinate and contribute to the objectives of the function and overall business. Evaluates moderately complex and variable issues with substantial potential impact, where development of an approach/taking of an action involves weighing various alternatives and balancing potentially conflicting situations using multiple sources of information. Requires good analytical skills in order to filter, prioritize and validate potentially complex and dynamic material from multiple sources. Strong communication and diplomacy skills are required. Regularly assumes informal/formal leadership role within teams. Involved in coaching and training of new recruits. Significant impact in terms of project size, geography, etc. by influencing decisions through advice, counsel and/or facilitating services to others in area of specialization. Work and performance of all teams in the area are directly affected by the performance of the individual.

  • To support pan-Asia economic research that cover both short-term trends and longer term themes, as well as coordinating with other economists to help put regional publications together
  • Citi Research focuses on delivering high quality investment insights to credit investors on a global basis with a high emphasis on independence and objectivity in its products and insights
  • The unit produces regular written research, hosts investor meetings with company management teams, holds conference calls with industry consultants and regularly communicates with clients (both internal and external)
  • Modeling: Maintaining & updating existing company models; creating new models; maintaining relative value sheets
  • Research: Assist with the publication of earnings previews/recaps, initiation reports, deep dive notes as well other group products
  • Communication: Assist with client inquires and requests (internal and external)
  • Events: Assist with coordination of investor meetings (management meeting & field trips) and conference calls with consultants
  • Appropriately assess risk when business decisions are made, demonstrating particular consideration for the firm's reputation and safeguarding Citigroup, its clients and assets, by driving compliance with applicable laws, rules and regulations, adhering to Policy, applying sound ethical judgment regarding personal behavior, conduct and business practices, and escalating, managing and reporting control issues with transparency.

  • 5-8 years previous experience
  • MBA or graduate degree and/or CFA preferred.
  • Experience in Credit Research
  • Good knowledge of accounting and modelling with a credit focus
  • Experience in supporting senior credit research analysts
  • Excellent inter-personal and writing skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Secure and maintain applicable licenses

  • Bachelor's/University degree or equivalent experience

Key functions
- Contributing to pan Asia thematic research - background research, quantitative analysis, etc.
- Eventually be a contributing writing economist for pan Asia macro research
- Develop big data analytics to create indicators (coincident or leading) to assess turns in economic and inflation cycles
- Coordinating for the region on various initiatives regional publications, Asian contribution to global publications and various regional requests from both internal and external clients

Key Responsibilities:
  • Providing data collection, organization, analysis to support the Chief Asia economist
  • Providing background research on various market-relevant topics for the region
  • Responding to client requests on pan-Asia macro related requests
  • Updating and maintaining databases and PowerPoint presentations
  • Putting together the flagship Asia monthlies and weeklies, providing Asia contribution to the Global monthly publications, coordinating RAs on the weekly previews,taking turns with other RAs on the dailies
  • At least two years of relevant work experience in economics or financial market research

  • Economics background is required - either Bachelor's degree or higher
  • Strong quantitative skills
  • Fluency in English

Skills and Competencies:
  • At least an undergraduate degree or higher in Economics with high GPA
  • Knowledge of statistical forecasting and modelling tools such as EViews
  • Strong writing skills - can organize thoughts logically and succinctly in written form
  • Can communicate well in English
  • Familiarity with economic and market data sources such as CEIC, Haver, Bloomberg, WIND etc.

Job Family Group:
Job Family:
Research Analysis
Time Type:
Full time
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