Senior Asia Country Risk Analyst (21678)

  • Competitive
  • Singapore
  • Self Employed, Full time
  • Fitch Ratings
  • 25 Apr 19

Senior Asia Country Risk Analyst (21678)

Fitch Solutions is an industry-leading provider of credit, debt market, and macro intelligence solutions, and the primary distributor of Fitch Ratings content. Today, 90% of the world's leading banks and financial institutions, as well as multinational companies, government agencies, and consulting firms based across the globe depend on Fitch content to inform their business decisions.
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Fitch Solutions, a leading emerging markets analysis firm, is recruiting a high-calibre graduate to join its reputable Research team in Singapore. We are looking for an Asia Country Risk Analyst , who will focus on the region generally.

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.

Responsibilities include :

  • Contributing analytical research on a daily basis
  • Managing a portfolio of countries, producing reports assessing risks and opportunities, and creating 5 and 10-year forecast scenarios
  • Overseeing key financial market developments and identifying actionable investment strategies
  • Collaborating with relevant industry analysts across global offices to ensure holistic, cutting-edge analysis
  • Working alongside our Sales team and directly with our clients to communicate key views and promote our business development

You will receive extensive training in all areas of country risk analysis and forecasting with the help of our university training material and regular training seminars hosted by senior members of the Research team, in combination with rigorous hands-on guidance from your line manager and team members. Fitch Solutions also encourages external training by subsidising external courses, such as the CFA and relevant language classes.

Areas of focus include :

  • Macroeconomics
  • Political Risk
  • Financial Markets
  • Industry Sectors

Required Skills

We are looking for candidates with a strong academic background and a passion for the subject matter, with an understanding of basic macroeconomic principles and an interest in Asian and world affairs. Analysts need to demonstrate ambition and a desire to learn and continue to develop as an analyst from day one.

Basic Requirements :
  • Minimum 3.3 GPA, or 2:1 UK equivalent degree, from a top-tier university (ideally in economics, finance or international relations/international political economy)
  • Fluent English writing style
  • Keen interest in economics, global financial markets and world affairs.

Ideal Skills/Qualifications :
  • Previous experience (academic or professional) in analysis and research of Asian macroeconomics, political risk and financial markets
  • Postgraduate degree
  • Degree in economics or related subject
  • Language skills
  • Prior work experience in related field (ideally private sector).