Lead Quantitative Economist

  • Fecha de publicación: 06/03/2019
  • Puesto de trabajo ofertado: Lead Quantitative Economist
  • Descripción de funciones:


    Lead Quantitative Economist

    Continuum Economics
    London - United Kingdom
    S: competitive

    Continuum Economics (formerly 4CAST-RGE) is an independent financial market and macro strategy research provider with offices in London, New York and Singapore and more than 700 financial institutions subscribing to our research.

    We are looking for a lead economist to run a two person Quantitative Macroeconomics team. The role is based in our London office.

    Website: www.ContinuumEconomics.com

    Roles and Responsibilities

    The team's primary function includes leading the firm's long-term forecasting process; producing global thematic research using quantitative methods and active contribution to the flagship quarterly Outlook publication that forecasts one and two years ahead. Additionally, the team also develops specialized country and asset-specific models. Members of the team collaborate with economists and analysts at all levels and with all teams within the research department.
    The position offers a competitive salary and benefits package, depending on experience.

    As Lead Economist, Quantitative Macroeconomics, you will:
    • Combine macroeconomic knowledge, econometric experience and software skills to lead the ongoing improvement of our global forecast process by:
    o Utilizing NIGEM model to produce long term forecasts and scenario analysis.
    o Building country specific forecasting models to enhance our clients' understanding of structural economic issues.
    o Overseeing database updating and maintenance process and ensuring efficiency of our forecasting tools and processes.
    • Produce and publish global thematic research and scenario risk analysis for distribution to our clients.
    Preferred Qualifications and Competencies
    • Graduate degree in economics, statistics, finance or a related discipline. Postgraduate degree is preferred.
    • Thorough knowledge of econometrics, particularly time series analysis and macroeconomic forecasting techniques (e.g. ARMA, VAR, VECM, PCA).
    • Econometric programming experience in at least one of the following statistical packages/software environments: Eviews, Stata, or R.
    • Experience with NIGEM or other global macroeconomic models would be considered an advantage.
    • Strong written and oral communication skills and the ability to articulate complex econometric and economic arguments to a non-technical audience.
    • Candidates should have a keen interest in global financial and macro-economic events. We value a well-developed sense of teamwork as well as the ability to work independently. Above all, candidates should be intellectually curious and willing to learn.
    • Presentation of our analysis and forecast to clients.

    Due to the high volume of applications received, we can only respond to those applicants whom we wish to interview.
    Candidates must have the right to work legally in the UK.


  • Localización del puesto ofertado: London - United Kingdom
  • Remuneración: S: competitive