4CAST RGE

Roubini Global Economics offers challenging and unmatched career opportunities in areas of economic analysis, sales, editorial, development, marketing, and product management.

Additionally, we also administer a strong internship program for students of Economics, Business, and International Affairs. We pride ourselves on offering all of our employees opportunities for personal and professional growth through a robust benefits plan, an atmosphere of intellectualism, and a strong sense of teamwork. We always endeavor to hire, develop and retain the very best people in business today. We invite you to explore an exciting and rewarding career at Roubini Global Economics.

We are grateful for your interest in working for Roubini Global Economics. Please be aware that due to the overwhelming number of applications received, we can only respond only to those applicants whom we wish to interview.

Full-Time

Inside Sales Associate – London

4CAST-RGE is an award-winning research company providing independent financial market and macro strategy research. 4CAST merged with Roubini Global Economics (RGE) to form 4CAST-RGE in May 2016. 4CAST-RGE has offices in London, New York and Singapore, with more than 600 financial institutions across the globe subscribing to our research.

 

We are looking for an efficient, personable and organised candidate who will be responsible for all aspects of 4CAST-RGE’s core account book including managing and building strong relationships, delivering high level of client service, ensuring clients are receiving relevant information at all times and constantly looking to identify new opportunities for up- and cross-selling. We are seeking a highly motivated, creative team player able to work effectively under pressure and within a fast-paced environment. You will be confident, possess excellent communication/presentation skills and have the drive and determination to succeed in competitive situations. An understanding of the financial information market is preferred.

 

This position is based in our London office and will involve business travel.

 

Key responsibilities

·        Deal directly with users and market data by face-to-face, telephone or email

·        Organise training and support schedules of 4CAST-RGE services to all the assigned client base, including pro-actively calling users and setting up appointments

·        Deepening relationships with existing users and market data

·        Meeting or exceeding all sales, retention and performance goals on a consistent basis

·        Identify new users and opportunities for additional services

·        Researching list of prospects and maintaining database

·        Provide feedback to teams in terms of customer requirements, trends and sales opportunities

·        Contribute to product development initiatives

·        Updating sales and client information in the Company’s CRM system

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Key skills and attributes

·        A minimum of one years’ sales experience (preferably in financial information or research services)

·        Organisational skills – attention to detail and accuracy

·        Outstanding written and verbal communication, teamwork and relationship-building skills

·        Ability to work in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment

·        Self-motivated, competitive and upbeat attitude with a drive to succeed

·        Bachelor’s degree required

 

Qualified candidates should send a cover letter and resume to jobs@roubini.com with the subject ‘‘Inside Sales Associate.’’ Applications lacking either of these requirements will not be considered.

 

Applicants must be eligible to work in UK.

 

Please note that due to the high volume of applications received, we can only respond to those applicants whom we wish to interview.

 

Quantitative Economist, New York or London

Roubini Global Economics (RGE) combines national balance sheet, econometric and systematic country risk insights with expert advice and data-driven tools to help our clients uncover hidden opportunities, mitigate risks and make better investment decisions. The core of our service is the economic and financial research we provide to 15,000 readers around the world.

RGE is part of 4CAST-RGE Ltd, which has offices in London, New York and Singapore, serving institutional investors, asset managers, policy leaders and corporate executives.

Role Description:

RGE is seeking is seeking candidates with a strong quantitative background and 2+ years of related work experience to join the Global Quantitative Macroeconomics group.

The group’s primary function includes leading the firm’s global forecasting process, developing specialized country and asset-specific models and producing global thematic research using quantitative methods. Members of the quant group collaborate with economists and analysts at all levels and with all teams within the research department.

The position can be based in either the New York or London office.

As a quantitative economist, you will…

·         Combine macroeconomic knowledge, econometric experience and software skills to play a key role in the ongoing improvement and automation of our global forecast process by:

o   creating and maintaining databases and tools;

o   collaborating with country and asset class experts to build out specialized modelling and analytical tools;

o   facilitating adoption of tools and models by producing documentation, providing specialized training and acting as a general resource to colleagues;

o   liaising with information technology and product development teams to integrate economic modelling processes, systems and outputs into RGE products.

·         Gain valuable experience while participating in the development of macroeconomic and asset class views.

·         Produce and publish global thematic research and scenario risk analysis for distribution to our 15,000 readers around the world—by utilizing our global econometric model, econometric estimation and other analytical tools.

 

Minimum Qualifications

·         2+ years of work experience in a related field, inclusive of internships or academic research. Candidates MUST have practical experience applying quantitative methods to answer real world economic or financial market questions.

·         Graduate degree in economics, statistics, finance or a similarly quantitative discipline if complemented with ample macro-economic coursework or substantial relevant experience.

·         Thorough knowledge of econometrics, particularly time series analysis and macroeconomic forecasting techniques (ARDL, VAR, SVAR, ECM, PCA at the least).

·         Econometric programming experience in at least one of the following statistical packages/software environments: Eviews, Stata, R or Matlab. Experience with VBA, C/C++ or Python is a plus.

·         Database management skills, including proficiency with Microsoft Excel, familiarity with relational databases and prior experience with complex spreadsheets.

·         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. 

 

Preferred Qualifications

·         Familiarity with macroeconomic and financial market data.

·         Prior experience forecasting macroeconomic variables is a strong plus.

·         Experience with calibration and estimation of dynamic stochastic general equilibrium (DSGE) models.

·         Project management experience and a demonstrable ability to balance multiple projects on strict deadlines.

·         Ability to understand significant themes “outside the model” and the capacity to leverage macro-economic theory to investigate inter-linkages between both individual variables and broader economic and financial sectors

 

To apply, please submit your CV and a brief cover letter to jobs@roubini.com with the subject “Quantitative Economist”. Applications lacking these requirements may not be considered.

Please note that due to the high volume of applications we can only respond to those applicants whom we wish to interview.

Internship

The Programme

This is your opportunity to make a name for yourself! 4CAST-RGE wants to harness your knowledge and skills in your area of study (eligible areas of study include economics, finance, politics and international relations, and we will consider other areas if you can demonstrate their relevance) and integrate it into our research programme.

The research analyst programme starts in June 2017 and runs through to June 2018 (final dates to be agreed at a later date). Key tasks include:

-   Working within one of our key teams in the London office on one or more relevant research projects relevant to our work plan.
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Sourcing and analysing economics-related content for our senior thematic team on key topics.
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Monitoring relevant geopolitical and economic events.
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Working on customised client projects.

The programme will give you the opportunity to work directly with some of the leading analysts in the industry. Our team regularly appear on key business television channels and are often quoted in the financial press. As part of your own career development, you will have the opportunity to co-author one (or more) piece(s) across our different teams:

-   Developed Markets
-   Emerging Markets
-   Market Analysis
-   Country Risk (with our Country Insights team)
-   Intra-Day

You will be provided with both hard and soft copies of any articles that you have co-authored/contributed so you can use them as part of future job applications. 4CAST-RGE will also provide you with references.

What We Are Looking For

-   You are finishing the second year of your undergraduate programme.
-   You must have obtained at least a 2:1 in your first year of undergraduate study (a transcript must be provided).
-   You are taking a degree in economics, finance, journalism or political science.
-   You have an ability to use Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint (all applicants will be tested on their Excel skill).
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You will have excellent written and oral communication skills.

Any student from any country can apply, but they must make sure themselves that their visa allows them to work in the UK. 4CAST-RGE does not take any responsibility for this and will provide very little assistance in trying to obtain the appropriate visa.

Programme Details and Work

In addition to the main workload as part of one of our key research teams, our interns work on/attend the following:

1.   Daily Digest: A daily collection of salient news, analysis and data to inform key decision-makers.
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Editing and producing roubini.com material, including the 360 newsletter: A collection of our views on key events—distributed weekly to our clients.
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Working on our Roubini Monitor retail-investor product.
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A weekly/bi-weekly meeting with senior research staff and our thematic leaders to learn our most important views their meaning for our clients.
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A bi-weekly meeting to discuss a key piece of research.
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A weekly intern meeting to have the opportunity to present your work with interns on programme to prepare you for co-authored pieces.
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Basic training on Bloomberg terminals, Macrobond, Haver, RGE Country Insights, RGE Dataview, Roubini.com and 4castweb.com.

The year-in-industry programme begins with an induction to help you get up to speed quickly. Bullet points 3-6 are part of our intern programme and will not continue after the summer period. The year-in-industry intern will be treated as a normal member of our research staff from September through to June the following year.

How to Apply

Send us an email (jobs@roubini.com) with your CV, cover letter and a transcript of your grades. Please write "Year in Industry" in the subject line and note that due to the amount of applications received, we can only respond to those applications whom we wish to interview.