Macro Analyst (m/f/t) – Asset Allocation & Economic Research

Categories: Research / 28. Januar 2022 / Experience: 3-5 Years / Industry: Asset Management /
  • Permanent
  • Zurich, CH
  • Diese Position wurde vergeben

Job Category : Research

Job Industry  :  Asset Management

The main objectives of this position are to prepare in-depth macro and capital market research for the Economic Research and Strategic Asset Allocation (SAA) process and to collaborate with Asset Allocation & Research Unit to manage communications and activities related to investment business. The position is based in the greater Zurich area.

Roles and Responsibilities
• Produce regular economic and market publications such as macro and market outlook and asset class strategies to the whole investment platform as an input to various investment processes to key internal stakeholders including senior management
• Coordinate the preparation of recommendation on strategic asset allocation strategies with both front and middle office and collaborate with business unit to run the SAA process effectively
• Contribute to the process of determining expected returns and other relevant indicators for portfolio optimization across asset classes through performing data analytics and relevant researches. Building data analytical tools and sourcing relevant data are considered as part of the contribution
• Take a leading role in the interaction with the investment team in business units on economic and market related collaborations such as mobilizing group research resources to provide necessary economic and market insights
• Provide research over various asset classes and investment strategies relevant to the goals and priorities such as asset allocation planning
• Provide ad hoc support to mutli-asset investment teams as well as other stakeholders Financial and Non-Financial Measures:
• Produce relevant macro and market researches including ESG and climate-related analyses on a timely basis
• Total return of SAA performance against benchmark
• Quality of communications and process administration

Communication Requirements
• Colleagues in the Asset Allocation & Research Unit and other functions of Group Investment.

Minimum Job Requirements:
• 3-5 years relevant experience in an Economic Research/Economist role
• In-depth knowledge of MS Powerpoint and Excel; Programming skills such as Python is a plus
• Excellent communication skills in German and English
• Master or PhD degree in Economics
• Professional qualification such as CFA is preferred

Reporting Structure and Supervisory / Managerial Responsibilities
• Reporting to Director of Economic Research, the position is expected to work closely with other roles in the Asset Allocation & Research department. 

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