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Economist at CaixaBank Research

Title: Economist at CaixaBank Research

  • Employer: CaixaBank (CaixaBank Research)
  • Location: Spain
  • Position Type: Other Non-Academic
  • Deadline: Jan 15, 2017

  • Job Description:

    CAIXABANK STRATEGIC PLANNING AND RESEARCH DEPARTMENT (CAIXABANK RESEARCH)
    OPENINGS FOR ECONOMISTS WITH AN INTEREST IN MACROECONOMICS/BANKING/FINANCIAL MARKETS
    (recent graduates or senior)

    The Strategic Planning and Research Department of CaixaBank, the leading retail bank in Spain, analyzes topics of interest in the areas of macroeconomics, financial markets, the banking system and competitive strategy and helps develop and monitor the strategic plan of the bank in close contact with top management. The Department is divided into 3 units specialized in Bank Strategy, Macroeconomics and Financial Markets respectively but which frequently interact with each other. Our work, based on an applied approach, rigor and a solid analytical foundation, is aimed at an internal audience (top management) and an external audience (investors, clients and professional economists).
    We will be considering applications in our three units.
    Bank Strategy
    • Analyze the competitive and regulatory environment for strategic business decisions, both nationally and internationally
    • Monitor and forecasts of key business variables (credit demand, deposit growth, etc.)
    • Prepares regular reports on banking developments for top management
    • Design and follow up of CaixaBank’s strategic plan
    • Occasional contributions to external publications
    Macroeconomics
    • Analyze global macroeconomic developments (the economist may be assigned to cover emerging and advanced economies, Euro area or Spain).
    • Prepare and present reports and papers on these topics.
    • Develop quantitative models for analysis and forecasting.
    Financial Markets
    • Monitors developments and outlook in key financial markets and contributes to forecasts
    • Prepares regular reports for top management
    • Conducts research on selected topics: yield curve modeling, asset pricing, etc.
    • Contributes to internal and external publications
    • Develop quantitative models for analysis and forecasting.


    Requirements (same for the 3 units):
    • Education: Economist with a graduate degree (Master's Degree or PhD from a top university); knowledge of quantitative methods valued in the Macroeconomic and Financial Market units; expertise on regulatory issues will be particularly valued in the Banking Strategy unit.
    • Experience: Previous experience in similar posts will be valued.
    • Languages: Spanish and English required.
    • Abilities:
    - Versatility: Global perspective on macroeconomics, financial markets and banking.
    - Initiative and anticipation in identifying relevant topics.
    - Ability to synthesize complex problems.
    - Oral and written communication skills.
    - Teamwork.

    Applicants should e-mail their CV to jobmarket@caixabankresearch.com stating their preference for Bank strategy, Macroeconomics or Financial markets
    To learn more about us, check www.caixabankresearch.com

  • This position has closed. Applications are no longer accepted.