Asia Economist - Associate Director
Fidelity International
4d ago

About the opportunity

Purpose of your role

Fidelity International is looking for an exceptionally talented Asia economist (with China and Japan focus) to join the Global Macro & Strategic Asset Allocation (SAA) team based in HK or SG.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide macro-economic forecasts for, and analytical insights into, the key economic and policy indicators for China, Japan and other Asian economies.
  • This includes forecasting and assessing key macro indicators, analysing government policy, interpreting data releases, and formulating firm opinions on the direction of Chinese policy-making.

  • Evaluate investment opportunities (from a macro perspective) in China, Japan and broader Asian region by evaluating and forecasting macroeconomic data and contributing investment ideas to the broad asset management team.
  • Producing thematic research pieces
  • Creating a quantitative framework : developing and maintaining proprietary macroeconomic indicators for various economies
  • Critical member of the Global Macro & SAA team with content inputs to global publications and Capital Market Assumptions setting process
  • Be an active member and contributor to Fidelity forums including the China Rates Team, China Debate forum and other global meetings across the asset management team.
  • Engage with internal and external clients and provide insights on macro topics at client conferences, meetings, etc.
  • Support marketing and asset growth initiatives by writing white papers and creating thought leadership content. Be the one of the spokesperson(s) for Fidelity in the Asian region.
  • Experience and Qualifications Required

  • Strong academic / degree qualification in relevant subjects (Mathematics, Economics, Computer science, Engineering, Finance etc) and experience as a macro focussed practitioner in either sell or buy-side.
  • Relevant years of experience working in a research role covering Asia macro with a focus on China
  • Strong bilingual ability in Mandarin (both written and spoken) as well as English is preferred.
  • A proven track record in writing, showing insightful and pragmatic economic analysis with an understanding of investment implications, demonstrating original thinking, conviction, open-mindedness and the ability to see a bigger picture.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Some international travel in this role can be expected.
  • Strong team-playing skills, enabling effective relationships across the firm.
  • Excellent quantitative skills (Eviews, Matlab or Python), including experience with a range of statistical tools and methods, as well as the ability to integrate them in original empirical work.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with the media and deliver thematic presentation to a range of clients in different countries.
  • About you

    About Fidelity International

    We’ve been helping our clients plan and save for the futures they want for over 50 years. From more than 25 locations around the world, we provide investment services and retirement expertise to 2.

    5 million clients everyone from central banks and financial institutions to wealth managers and private individuals. We think generationally and look to the long term.

    And today, building on the security of private ownership and our strong sense of purpose, we’re growing our business like never before.

    What it’s like to work here.

    In our welcoming, caring culture, you’ll feel valued, trusted and free to express yourself. We recognise the value of inclusion and diversity in culture, in thought and in experience.

    With this in mind, please let us know if you feel you might benefit from any reasonable adjustments to perform to the best of your ability during the recruitment process and beyond.

    As well as a clear commitment to inclusion, we offer real flexibility about where, when and how you work. It’s an approach we call dynamic working’, and you’ll find it brings the very best out in you.

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