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Director/Senior Director, US Economist

Barings US New York, United States
Posted 24 days ago Permanent 145K+

At Barings, we are as invested in our associates as we are in our clients. We recognize those who work diligently for us and reward them for personal and professional integrity, communication skills, distinct competencies and expertise in specific strategies, ability to collaborate as a team member and true dedication to the interests of our clients.

We thank you for your interest in joining the Barings team, and invite you to explore our current employment opportunities.

Job Title

Title: Director/Senior Director. US Economist

Location: Charlotte, NC/New York, NY/Boston, MA

Barings is a global investment manager sourcing differentiated opportunities and building long-term portfolios across public and private fixed income, real estate and specialist equity markets.  With investment professionals based in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific, the firm, a subsidiary of MassMutual, aims to serve its clients, communities and employees, and is committed to sustainable practices and responsible investment. Learn more at

Team Overview:

The Barings Economic and Thematic Research team provides investment recommendations by
focusing on the intersection between economics and financial markets across a wide class of assets including equities, fixed income/credit, currencies, and commodities. We generate fundamental research aimed at identifying short-term market drivers and long-term investment-relevant themes. Our clients include internal investment teams and, external clients such as mutual funds, pension funds, and major non-financial corporations, among others.

Job Description:

We are seeking an experienced U.S. economist to join the BETR team. Working closely with the Head of Macroeconomic Research and other members of the team, the economist will:

  • Analyses and interpret high-frequency U.S. economic data releases
  • Follow macro developments to form a holistic, clear and reasoned outlook for the U.S. economy
  • Work with the economists on the team on economic research projects, both short-term focused and long-term/thematic
  • Write occasional research pieces of their own
  • Maintain and expand the team's forecasting models
  • Work with colleagues in sales and trading as well as external clients to answer questions and explain the team's views and research results

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master degree, preferably in Economics
  • Strong analytical skills and understanding of statistical analysis, ideally with coursework in econometrics
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Solid computer programming skills (Excel, Stata and/or Python)
  • At least 4 years of relevant work experience
  • Strong interest in macroeconomics
  • Meticulous attention to detail and strong organizational skills
  • Ability to work both autonomously and in a team setting
  • U.S. based

Base Salary: $145,000+

Barings is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer; Minority/Female/Age/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Individual with Disability/Protected Veteran. We welcome all persons to apply.

Barings offers a comprehensive benefits package including:

Core Benefits & Wellness:

  • Medical (including Virtual Care), Prescription, Dental, and Vision Coverage
  • Fitness Center Reimbursement Program (Including Online Memberships)
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Fertility Benefits


Highly competitive 401(k) Plan with Company Match
Health Savings Account (HSA) with Company Contributions
Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) - Health Care & Dependent Care
Retirement Health Reimbursement Account


Basic and Supplemental Life Insurance
Spouse and Child Life Insurance


Paid Vacation, Sick Days and Annual Holidays
Paid Leave of Absences (Maternity Leave, Parental Leave, Caregiver Leave, Bereavement Time)
Short and Long Term Disability Plans
Paid Volunteer Time


Education Assistance Program
Charitable Matching Gifts Program
Commuter Reimbursement Program
Adoption and Surrogacy Reimbursement Program


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