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Fitch Solutions provides data, research and analytics that help clients excel at managing their credit risk, offer deep insight into the debt investment market, and provide comprehensive intelligence about the macroeconomic environment. All available on our platform, Fitch Connect, designed and built using our credit, macro and industry expertise to help you make more informed decisions.
Role: Senior Country Risk Analyst (Europe)
This is an opportunity to join the Europe Country Risk team at the top-ranked independent research provider, Fitch Solutions. You will be contributing to our market intelligence service, providing analytical research for senior decision makers in banks, consultancies, multinational corporations, investment funds and government agencies.
BA/MA/MSc/PhD in economics or a closely related field.
Relevant background working as a macroeconomic/sovereign risk analyst required, with experience in analysis, data management and forecasting.
The role will be based in our London office.
Work as part of the Europe Country Risk team, providing regular economic, political risk and financial market analysis.
Act as analytical lead for a portfolio of major economies, taking full ownership of all forecasts and historical data.
Write research notes on a daily basis, as well as contributing to monthly and quarterly analysis, producing both country-specific and thematic regional research including: economic growth, fiscal & monetary policy, trade, debt dynamics, political risk, financial markets and demographics.
Work on maintaining and further developing proprietary data sets that add analytical value.
Work with sales and clients to represent the team and deliver key views and forecasts in a concise and articulate manner during client engagements as well as at industry events.
Help mentor and guide more junior analysts on the team through training, editing and discussion of forecasts and views.
Relevant experience in economic analysis required, ideally with a focus on Europe, but we would consider a strong candidate who has been focused on a different region.
Ability to manage own time and adhere to publication deadlines.
Strong public speaker.
Strong writing skills, with experience conveying complex views in a succinct and straightforward manner.
Ability to work with and analyze large data sets and forecast across key macroeconomic indicators.
Familiarity analysing connections between political and macroeconomic risk.
Fluent spoken and written English, other languages beneficial.
Strong team-working and communication skills, but also able to work independently .
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