Within Deloitte’s Corporate Affairs group the Economics Research team is seeking to hire an Economic Analyst. This is a unique, wide ranging role in a high profile research team supporting the Chief Economist. The candidate will need to be versatile enough to tackle a wide range of tasks: from seeking out data and sources, writing reports and preparing presentations and researching themes and ideas. This is not an “ivory tower” role: the team is commercial and its mission is to influence major corporate clients, the Deloitte business, the media and opinion formers. The successful candidate will be flexible, able and happy to switch from research to resolving marketing problems, organising events and presenting ideas.
The candidate will work with, and support, our Chief Economist and the team on a range of projects for clients and Deloitte’s business including:
Developing ideas and output on innovation. A particular focus is on how innovation, both technological and in the organisation of processes, can drive productivity, growth and welfare.
Analysing macroeconomic and business developments, generating research and ideas for the weekly Monday Briefing which goes to 30,000 Deloitte clients and staff and weekly; researching and preparing presentations on economic and business developments for internal and client events and conferences;
Working on the quarterly Deloitte CFO Survey. The Survey is widely used within Deloitte, by the media and by institutions, including the Bank of England, to understand the impact of external developments on the risk appetite and behaviour of large UK companies. The successful candidate will help run the database and client contact programme, collate and analyse the results of the survey, identify trends in credit conditions, investment intentions and financial strategies across UK companies by sector, size and other characteristics;
Building databases and performing statistical analysis on macroeconomic and aggregate corporate financial data; working on client projects that involve producing bespoke research and providing ideas and advice on how financial and economic prospects are likely to affect the business sector;
Developing an extensive knowledge of US, UK and Eurozone economic and financial data, monitoring the performance of equity sectors, assets classes & financial instruments using Bloomberg & Datastream. Developing a strong understanding of historical relationships between economic variables and the channels through which economic developments affect corporates;
Monitoring corporate, financial and economic news flow; reviewing academic and sell-side research; attending conferences to stay up to date on on-going debates in economic circles; building relationships across the firm and support professionals in Deloitte’s service lines with ideas and insight.
Genuine enthusiasm for and knowledge of economics, financial markets and current affairs
Strong intellectual curiosity
Knowledge of current, key debates in economics, business and innovation
Excellent written and spoken English and an ability to summarise complex information succinctly and persuasively
Ability to work flexibly and under pressure in a team, across different subject areas and contributing in different ways, from producing ideas for speeches to organising events and running databases
Enthusiasm for conveying economic ideas to a senior, non-specialist audience
Versatility: a willingness and a high level of ability in handling data/charting, ideas generation, writing, marketing, presentations
Experience of MS Excel, PowerPoint, Datastream and any econometric packages
A high level of analytical/financial skills
Self-motivated, creative and organized, ability to conduct independent research
Ability to multitask and build networks internally and externally
At least a first degree in finance/economics or equivalent is preferred
Previous employment in the field of economics and or business research or consulting highly desirable
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