This global bank is looking to recruit an Economist to join its strategic Basel based team.
This bank is an international financial institution that promotes central bank cooperation and provides banking services exclusively to central banks.
Based in Basel and with representative offices in Asia and South America the bank is gearing up to meet the increasing demands placed on banks in the early 21st century.
The Economist is asked to undertake high-quality research
and policy analysis on emerging market issues such as macroeconomic, financial stability, prudential regulation and supervision, risk management and structural aspects of the financial industry. This boils down in to a number of principal activities one of which is to identify, in collaboration with the line manager, issues in emerging market economies of interest to central banks based on ongoing monitoring of economic and financial developments and research on emerging market economies.
As a part of the Economist role you will asked to assist in identifying issues for discussion (such as macroeconomic and financial market developments, monetary, fiscal and exchange rate policies or special topics of interest to central banks) at meetings organised for senior representatives of central banks of emerging market economies. You can expect to be asked to contribute background documents for such meetings.
As Economist you will tasked with carrying out economic research in areas of interest to central bank and engage in monitoring economic and financial developments. This will include preparing background / briefing notes or presentations reflecting this monitoring activity, for meetings and committee support.
You will also contribute to publications, working papers and specifically those parts of the Annual Report that deal with emerging market economies. This involves identifying, in collaboration with the line manager, the subject of the chapters/ sections on the basis of his/ her research work or of current economic issues, and involving statisticians in the preparation of the chapters/ sections.
Finally you will maintain professional contact with other institutions (e.g. banks, financial services institutions, international organisations, research centres and academia) to keep abreast of relevant research and developments.
For serious consideration for the Economist vacancy it is expected you will hold a PhD in economics or finance
from a university of international standing (or comparable experience) with emphasis on one or more of the following areas: monetary economics, fiscal policy, international macroeconomics and international finance.
Combined with track record you will have gained a working knowledge and great experience in analysing topics in these fields gained at a bank, international organisation, leading academic institution or leading financial firm.
The Economist is a prestigious executive job and as such combines an outstanding remuneration package with the chance to make a name for your self in the banking sector.