Chief Economist, Asia Pacific

  • Competitive
  • Singapore Singapore Singapore SG
  • Permanent, Full time
  • S&P Global
  • 24 May 18 2018-05-24

Chief Economist, Asia Pacific

JobDescription :
MD-Chief Economist S&P Ratings Asia Pacific

The Team:
The Asia Pacific economics team is part of a New York-led global team that provides key macro inputs into the various ratings practices in the form of forecasts, risk scenarios and analysis. It also interacts with market participants (investors, issuers, regulators and central banks) and plays a frontline role in telling S&P credit story to the media and major conferences. The team thrives on producing thought leading macro analysis, developing accurate forecasts and risk scenarios via clear and crisp communication.

The Impact:
This position provides regional oversight and strategic direction on Asia Pacific economics. The chief economist will be responsible for conducting in-depth economic analysis on a variety regional economies. In addition, the chief economist will be the lead spokesperson on economic matters in the region.

What's in it for you?

  • Collaborate with S&P senior economists and credit analysts across the globe.
  • Enjoy wide exposure to major S&P events across the region (seminars, conferences).
  • Tier-1 media appearances.
  • Interaction with key market percipients (central banks, investment banks, asset managers).
  • Opportunities to develop a career either within the global economic team, another part of the Ratings organization, or anywhere within S&P Global.

  • Leads the APAC economist team in forecasting macro baseline and risk scenarios for 1,400 S&P Global credit analysts worldwide.
  • Works closely with senior credit analysts in the region to tell the credit story, including through publications and roadshows.
  • Sponsors and leads S&P Global China Senior Analyst Group.
  • Primary public spokesperson/thought leader in APAC on macroeconomic issues, including mainstream media and the conference circuit.
  • Supports other S&P Global divisions when their work intersects with macroeconomics and finance.
  • Reports to the Global Chief Economist, with a dotted line to the regional CEO.

What we're looking for:
  • Undertake thought provoking research and analysis of economic and financial trends and developments in APAC. The chief economist will focus on our top markets: China, Japan, Australia and India.
  • Develop/Strengthen relationships with thought leaders and officials in those countries under coverage (central banks, national statistical offices, academic researchers).
  • Be a leader and role model in the region, exhibiting the highest professional and ethical behavior.
  • Present a strong public profile, speaking and S&P sponsored events and other top tier conferences, effectively representing the firm and its views and interests.
  • Develop/Strengthen relationships with tier-1 media in countries under coverage to give S&P's economic views high visibility.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Extensive experience as a professional economist in a combination of roles in the private financial sector, central banking, and international organizations.
  • Advanced degree (preferably a PhD) in economics from a top tier university.
  • Excellent public speaking skills/track record and strong communication skills.
  • Excellent collaboration skills as the role demands working across functions and geographies.
  • Willingness to travel and manage work across several time zones.

About S&P Global Ratings
S&P Global Ratings is the world's leading provider of independent credit ratings. Our ratings are essential to driving growth, providing transparency and helping educate market participants so they can make decisions with confidence. We have more than 1 million credit ratings outstanding on government, corporate, financial sector and structured finance entities and securities. We offer an independent view of the market built on a unique combination of broad perspective and local insight. We provide our opinions and research about relative credit risk; market participants gain independent information to help support the growth of transparent, liquid debt markets worldwide.

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