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Employer:  UBS AG
Job Ref No:  177572BR
Job Title:  Quantitative Economist
Does economic analysis and econometric modeling excite you? Are you an innovative thinker? We’re looking for someone like that who can:
–perform economic analysis for the identification and assessment of macroeconomic and financial risks
–design macroeconomic scenarios for business planning and stress testing purposes
–expand internal and regulatory scenarios using our suite of macroeconomic models
–contribute to the development, validation and implementation of econometrics models for forecasting macroeconomic and financial variablesTogether. That’s how we do things. We offer people around the world a supportive, challenging and diverse working environment. We value your passion and commitment, and reward your performance.

Why UBS? Video

Are you truly collaborative? Succeeding at UBS means respecting, understanding and trusting colleagues and clients. Challenging others and being challenged in return. Being passionate about what you do. Driving yourself forward, always wanting to do things the right way. Does that sound like you? Then you have the right stuff to join us. Apply now.You will be working as part of the global Political and Country Risk –Forecasting and Scenario Analysis Team in Weehawken (New Jersey). Our mandate is the development of macroeconomic scenarios for stress testing and business planning for UBS and regional entities. This requires a sound knowledge of macroeconomic theory, econometric modelling skills, as well as the interaction with experts and management. Scenario analysis for stress testing is a field in continuous development, as it is being increasingly adopted by banks to assess the impact of external shocks as part of risk management and regulatory exercises.You have:
–a MSc / PhD in economics or econometrics
–at least three years of working experience involving economic analysis, forecasting of macroeconomic and financial variables, econometric modelling or generation of macroeconomic scenarios
–deep understanding of macroeconomic theory
–knowledge of main econometrics models used for forecasting macroeconomic and financial variables (ARIMA, VAR, ECM, PCA, etc.)
–knowledge of statistical modeling software such as R or Matlab is a must. Knowledge of other software such as Eviews and Stata is a plus
–strong analytical, problem-solving and synthesizing skills (you know how to figure things out)

You are:
–a strong communicator, able to clearly explain technical topics to non-technical audience
–team-oriented but able to complete tasks independently to a high standard
–fluent in EnglishExpert advice. Wealth management. Investment banking. Asset management. Retail banking in Switzerland. And all the support functions. That's what we do. And we do it for private and institutional clients as well as corporations around the world.

We are about 60,000 employees in all major financial centers, in more than 50 countries. Do you want to be one of us?
Employment Type:  Full Time
City:  Weehawken

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