The ideal candidate should have either an MBA in Finance/Economics or a PhD (or equivalent qualification) with 4-7 years of relevant experience along with strong empirical/econometric skills.
Knowledge of interactions between economic developments, financial databases like Bloomberg, statistical packages like E-views, and strong written as well as verbal communication skills are important.
Primary responsibilities include:
-following, analyzing and summarizing important developments related to global economic conditions, central bank policies and financial data from different sources.
-developing and maintaining quantitative models to assess the outlook for economic conditions, global interest rates and exchange rates.
-working with front office groups to develop models related to discretionary and systematic trading opportunities.
-aiding front office data analysis efforts by collaborating closely with the technology development teams in the firm.
-maintaining dashboards to monitor the output from various models and keeping track of macroeconomic as well as financial market movements.