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Associate Director, Macro Strategist

Standard Chartered Bank
London, United Kingdom
Closing date
Apr 5, 2023

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Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Role Responsibilities
The role holder, working closely with in house economists and analysts, produces high quality Macro Strategy research for the Bank's internal and external customers. The role will involve producing and communicating the teams' views on Macro Strategy and FX to clients globally.
  • The individual will be responsible for delivering a range of client-led research approaches for content, content delivery and client engagement across product and geographies.
The role will entail the following:
  • Working with the EM Macro Strategy, FX and interest rate research teams to develop multi-asset investment and trading ideas in both emerging markets and G10.
  • There will be a heavy focus on FX-related themes, but the research and publications should always look to incorporate a multi-asset approach.
  • The role will also require the occasional research update on currencies/markets in our foot-print which we receive less frequent research coverage.
  • The role will be focused on writing a regular product piece (a Macro weekly for example) as well as on writing thematic pieces.
  • With regard to these thematic pieces, there should be a relatively even split between more tactical pieces (shorter-term investment horizon of say 2-3 months) vs "Deep Dive" research notes which focus on larger themes which may be relevant for 6 months or longer
  • The role will require extensive client engagement as well as engagement with internal stakeholders
  • This will require travel and marketing
  • Ensure adherence to all internal and external regulations
  • Ensure implementation of procedures and controls as a result of changes in products, systems, policy or regulations
People & Talent
  • Lead through example and build the appropriate culture and values. Set appropriate tone and expectations from their team and work in collaboration with risk and control partners.
  • Ensure the provision of ongoing training and development of people, and ensure that holders of all critical functions are suitably skilled and qualified for their roles ensuring that they have effective supervision in place to mitigate any risks.
  • Employ, engage and retain high quality people, with succession planning for critical roles.
  • Responsibility to review team structure/capacity plans.
  • Set and monitor job descriptions and objectives for direct reports and provide feedback and rewards in line with their performance against those responsibilities and objectives.
Risk Management
The candidate will be responsible for:
  • Developing an awareness and understanding of the main risks facing the Group and the role the individual plays in managing them
  • Ensuring a full understanding of the risk and control environment within Global Research
  • The candidate will be responsible for developing awareness and understanding of the regulatory framework in which the Group operates, and the regulatory requirements and expectations relevant to the role.
Regulatory & Business Conduct
  • Display exemplary conduct and live by the Group's Values and Code of Conduct .
  • Take personal responsibility for embedding the highest standards of ethics, including regulatory and business conduct, across Standard Chartered Bank. This includes understanding and ensuring compliance with, in letter and spirit, all applicable laws, regulations, guidelines and the Group Code of Conduct.
  • Help the EM FX team to achieve the outcomes set out in the Bank's Conduct Principles: Fair Outcomes for Clients; Effective Financial Markets; Financial Crime Compliance; The Right Environment.
  • Effectively and collaboratively identify, escalate, mitigate and resolve risk, conduct and compliance matters.
  • PRA/FCA prescribed responsibilities.
Key stakeholders
  • FM Sales and trading
  • CIB Relationship managers
  • Legal and Compliance
  • Corporate and Public Affairs
  • Support functions incl. Operations, Finance and Technology
  • All key investor clients and potential new clients
  • Government agencies and policy-makers
Other Responsibilities
  • Embed Here for good and Group's brand and values in Global Research team;
  • Perform other responsibilities assigned under Group, Country, Business or Functional policies and procedures.
Our Ideal Candidate
  • Advanced Product Knowledge
  • Advanced Financial Analysis
  • Advanced Client relationships
  • The candidate would require a degree in economics or closely related subject and experience of Investment Research, including emerging markets.
  • The ability to write to a high standard and have excellent communications skills is essential.
Role Specific Competencies
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Communicating Complex Concepts
  • Derivatives
  • Effective Presentations
  • Global Economic Analysis (GEA)
  • Mathematics of Financial Instruments
  • Oral Communications
  • Written Communications
About Standard Chartered
We're an international bank, nimble enough to act, big enough for impact. For more than 160 years, we've worked to make a positive difference for our clients, communities, and each other. We question the status quo, love a challenge and enjoy finding new opportunities to grow and do better than before. If you're looking for a career with purpose and you want to work for a bank making a difference, we want to hear from you. You can count on us to celebrate your unique talents. And we can't wait to see the talents you can bring us.
Our purpose, to drive commerce and prosperity through our unique diversity, together with our brand promise, to be here for good are achieved by how we each live our valued behaviours. When you work with us, you'll see how we value difference and advocate inclusion. Together we:
  • Do the right thing and are assertive, challenge one another, and live with integrity, while putting the client at the heart of what we do
  • Never settle, continuously striving to improve and innovate, keeping things simple and learning from doing well, and not so well
  • Be better together, we can be ourselves, be inclusive, see more good in others, and work collectively to build for the long term
  • In line with our Fair Pay Charter, we offer a competitive salary and benefits to support your mental, physical, financial and social wellbeing.
  • Core bank funding for retirement savings, medical and life insurance, with flexible and voluntary benefits available in some locations
  • Time-off including annual, parental/maternity (20 weeks), sabbatical (12 weeks maximum) and volunteering leave (3 days), along with with minimum global standards for annual and public holiday, which is combined to 30 days minimum
  • Flexible working options based around home and office locations, with flexible working patterns
  • Proactive wellbeing support through Unmind, a market-leading digital wellbeing platform, development courses for resilience and other human skills, global Employee Assistance Programme, sick leave, mental health first-aiders and all sorts of self-help toolkits
  • A continuous learning culture to support your growth, with opportunities to reskill and upskill and access to physical, virtual and digital learning
  • Being part of an inclusive and values driven organisation, one that embraces and celebrates our unique diversity, across our teams, business functions and geographies - everyone feels respected and can realise their full potential.
  • Recruitment assessments - some of our roles use assessments to help us understand how suitable you are for the role you've applied to. If you are invited to take an assessment, this is great news. It means your application has progressed to an important stage of our recruitment process.
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