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Sr. Economist

  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Charlotte
  • Salary: $175,000 - $225,000
  • Job reference: fvv432
  • Sector: Banking and Finance, Research and Strategy, Selby Jennings
  • Date posted: 05/07/2017
A Tier 1 US Investment Bank is currently seeking a highly experienced Senior Economist to join their team. You will be responsible for generating various macroeconomic scenarios to forecast financial market performances and also building econometric models to test these scenarios. This is a unique role with exposure across all asset classes and you will be responsible for presenting your findings to key internal and external stakeholders with the objective of determining proper trading strategies and risk strategies.


- Generate meaningful economic scenarios on a global, national, and regional level for internal and external stress testing purposes such as CCAR

- Forecast macroeconomic movements related to FX and interest rates

- Construct econometric models to test your hypotheses and show the effects of market movements or political events in such scenarios

- Present your findings to various internal stakeholders to explain your findings as well as develop strategies including hedging, asset allocation, trading, and risk management


- PhD or Masters degree in Economics, Econometrics, Finance, or other related fields

- 10+ years of experience within financial services; ideally in an economist function

- Ability to construct econometric models and familiarity with programs such as SAS, R, or MATLAB

- Strong written and oral communication skills

- Ability to think outside the box and develop economic strategies