Economist (China & Taiwan Research), Asia

  • Competitive
  • Hong Kong Hong Kong Hong Kong HK
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Societe Generale
  • 22 Mar 18 2018-03-22

Economist (China & Taiwan Research), Asia


Global Banking & Investor Solutions is the Corporate and Investment Banking arm of the Société Générale Group. Present in over 50 countries across Europe, the Americas and Asia, GBIS provides services in corporate and investment banking, asset management, private banking and securities around the world. GBIS offers to its clients integrated and tailored solutions to respond to their specific needs.

Based in Hong Kong, the successful candidate will join be part of Global Economics, a Global team across Hong Kong, London, Paris, Tokyo, Seoul, Bangalore and New York. The position entails economic analysis of Greater China and Asia, servicing both internal and external clients.


Main Responsibilities

  • Full coverage of Taiwan, supplementary coverage of mainland China and general Asia
  • Preparation of the economic scenario and forecasting key macro economic variables for Taiwan over a five year horizon
  • Preview, live comment and post-release analysis of key data releases from Taiwan, and mainland China in Asian trading hours
  • Thematic / cross-asset research - Supporting the Lead Asia Economist and working with strategists in analysis of market-relevant structural trends of China and Asia region
  • Assisting daily publication, producing regular thought pieces and quarterly outlook on Taiwan; participating in production of Asian thematic reports
  • Opportunities to present to external clients, internal sales and trading teams on our economic views, depending on the level of experience
The successful candidate will work under the supervision of the Lead Asia Economist based in Paris.


Past Experience

  • 3-6 years economic research experience within the financial services industry or a public sector institution (IMF,OECD, central bank, etc)

  • English required; Chinese (Mandarin) preferred
Technical Skills IT

  • Microsoft Office, Bloomberg, DataStream (or other database platform) and R (or other econometric software)

  • Masters / Bachelors Degree in Economics
Personal Abilities Team player

  • Able to interact and work within a diverse international team.
Strong Communication Skills

  • Ability to deliver a clear message in a convincing manner on complex issues
Client Oriented

  • A strong understanding of the central role of our clients
Reliable and Quality Oriented

  • Deadlines must be met and products must be of high standard. Strong awareness of and commitment to ethical and compliance standards
Flexible and Open-minded

  • A willingness to accept new thoughts and ideas. An ability to adapt to the changing needs of our clients (both internal and external)