Economist – Stanbic Bank

Job Purpose
Provide advice to the Standard Bank Group companies and their clients on macroeconomic developments.

Key Responsibilities/Accountabilities
Real sector analysis
Compile sectoral profiles of the economy to be shared with internal and external stakeholders
Provide sector specific forecasts of the economy
Develop and compile databases of sector specific information
Liaise with policy makers, industry regulators and representative bodies
Fixed income and currency strategy
Analyze economic and financial market developments to identify potentially profitable trade ideas in the FX and fixed income markets
Write topical and timely flash notes on economic and market developments
Assist the Head of macroeconomic research in contributing to Africa-wide publications
Provide economic information assisting internal and external clients in planning
Provide economic and market commentary and forecasts to the bank’s clients
Provide macroeconomic input into the equity research proces.
Contribute to flagship publications of the research team (African Markets Revealed, African Local Markets Monthly, Africa Sovereign Research, various strategy and/or daily pieces). Cover and monitored key macroeconomic and market events via ad-hoc external flash notes and internal publications.
Develop relationships with African policy makers, central bank officials and other market regulators.
Support the sales team in terms of client coverage on an on-going basis (client meetings, calls, Bloomberg/Reuters chats).
Participate in marketing road shows in various offshore distribution hubs.
Organize client road shows for international investors.
Provide analytical support to the Eurobond, local currency fixed income, FX and equity trading desks.
Advised senior management in various in-country offices on East Africa research and strategy

Preferred Qualification and Experience
Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Economics or a Finance related course.
5-7 years work experience in an economic research writing capacity or a similar environment is desirable.

Knowledge/Technical Skills/Expertise
Excellent quantitative and analytical skills
Strong macro-economics analysis , economic modelling and report writing skills
Ability to identify the key issues on opportunities and develop a structured approach to resolving these issues
Ability to gather knowledge and research effectively
Technical areas of expertise should encompass knowledge of relevant legal and tax legislation

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