• Competitive
  • London, England, United Kingdom
  • Self Employed, Full time
  • Fitch Ratings
  • 2019-07-24

Europe Team Lead - Country Risk Research

  • London, England, United Kingdom
  • Full time

Europe Team Lead - Country Risk Research


Fitch Group is a global leader in financial information services with operations in more than 30 countries.  Fitch Group is comprised of: Fitch Ratings, a global leader in credit ratings and research; Fitch Solutions, an industry-leading provider of credit risk products and services; and Fitch Learning, a preeminent training and professional development firm.  With dual headquarters in London and New York, Fitch Group is owned by Hearst. 

 

Fitch complies with all laws governing employment in each jurisdiction in which it operates, and provides equal opportunity to all applicants and employees.  All applications will be considered without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, and other status protected by applicable laws.

 

Fitch Solutions, a leading provider of macroeconomic and credit risk intelligence, is recruiting for a Europe Team Lead, based in London, for its Country and Sector Intelligence team.

You will be responsible for country risk research output and have oversight of the views of the London-based Europe Country Risk research team, as well as working alongside our sales team to lend commercial support.

Responsibilities include :

Management
  • Manage a team of 4-5 full time analysts covering the Europe region
  • Edit copy, assist with article structure and provide guidance/challenge views and forecasts where necessary
  • Hire and train analysts where necessary for open roles
  • Inspire and encourage members of the team to perform at high levels of excellence via your example and mentorship

 

Analysis
  • Spearhead research and analysis for the wider region focussing on a mix between macroeconomics, political risk and financial markets analysis
  • Be the lead analyst for 1-2 major European economies
  • Oversee the quality and timely publication of Europe research (this includes daily, weekly, monthly and quarterly content)
  • Work closely with the global research team (across Singapore, London and New York) to formulate views
  • Contributing to broader research team-wide projects and initiatives (including, but not limited to, product development and the production of thematic research)

 

Commercial
  • You will be client facing, with the ability to represent the team and deliver views and forecasts in a concise and articulate manner during client engagements as well as at events. Be a brand ambassador for our research and company
  • Being commercially minded and understanding how research and data is used by our clients and forward-thinking in coming up with new ideas of how we could commercialise our content
  • Engage in face to face meetings, client calls, webinars and presentations

 

Qualifications and experience:

 

Key skills and experience requirements include:
  • Experience working as Head of a Europe research team, looking at macroeconomic or sovereign risk, including experience writing forward-looking, opinion-driven research on GDP, fiscal and monetary policy, foreign exchange etc
  • Or, experience working in a senior Europe Country Risk role, where responsibilities included the mentoring and oversight of junior team members, and with a desire to take the next step in your career
  • Ability to work with and analyse large data sets
  • Familiarity analysing connections between political and macroeconomic risk
  • Ability to cope with time pressure and deadlines
  • Fluent spoken and written English
  • Strong public speaker
  • Excellent and proactive communicator
  • Track record in hiring, training and managing/mentoring a small team

 

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