Global Capital Markets Department
The Institute of International Finance (IIF) is one of the world’s largest global associations of financial institutions with nearly 500 members in 75 countries. We provide economic and financial analysis to our members, serve as a forum for exchanging views and developing proposals on global regulatory issues; and represent our members in discussions with the public sector on global economic and financial policy issues. IIF’s Global Capital Markets (GCM) Department analyzes developments in international capital markets and monitors potential systemic risks, looking across geographies at sectors including fixed-income, credit, derivatives, equities, currencies and commodities.
The Financial Economist will contribute to Global Capital Markets research reports by monitoring. analyzing and writing about financial market developments with a view to identifying broad market drivers as well as potential systemic risks. S/he will also support several IIF working groups by developing agendas, drafting background notes and discussion summaries, and helping to build and maintain group membership. S/he will also contribute to financial sector analysis, including researching trends in the banking, asset management, insurance, and pension sectors, as well as building databases. Finally, s/he will help to train and oversee junior staff and interns on research and data projects.
Applicants must have a graduate degree in economics, finance or related field and at least 5 years of experience in capital and financial market research. We are looking for very strong writing skills: putting together concise, interesting and informative reports is an important part of this job. Practical tools should include expertise in the use of spreadsheets and databases, econometrics and statistics, as well as knowledge of capital and financial markets and data sourcing via Bloomberg, Haver, etc. The successful candidate will be expected to exhibit individual initiative and technical proficiency, and be able work well independently. Equally important is the ability to be flexible and manage multiple priorities, and work collaboratively in a team setting. International experience and perspectives are desirable.