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The key function of the role is to provide analytical, statistical, research and logistical assistance to the Research team within Credit Strategy & Research, and in particular to support the work of Moody's Macroeconomic Board, and to support thematic research on emerging macro credit and financial stability themes.
Undertake economic research and quantitative analysis related to macroeconomic, financial stability and broad credit topics to support research publications and the credit rating process
Prepare economic and financial spreadsheets and presentations
Assist in the drafting of macroeconomic data analysis, financial markets trends, and thematic research publications
Support internal reviews of credit trends
Support Moody's Macroeconomic Board in monitoring and analysing regional trends, macroeconomic and financial stability developments, and country-specific economic, financial, fiscal, and political developments
Participate in internal credit discussions and meetings with external parties, including government officials and investors
Assist managers and rating analysts with ongoing and ad hoc projects on emerging credit risks
Adhere to applicable codes of conduct, policies, procedures, and best practices.
Department / Team:
The role is within the Credit Strategy & Research team, which provides thought leadership, develops macro viewpoints in collaboration with rating teams and key market participants, and describes those views to the market through thematic research and engagement with key market participants. The team is part of the Credit Strategy and Standards group which promotes rating quality, consistency and transparency in Moody's Investors Service credit analysis globally.
Strong academic background - graduate degree or equivalent, preferably in Economics or Quantitative Finance;
Macroeconomic or financial sector research and analysis experience or relevant credit research experience is desirable
Strong knowledge of macroeconomic principles
Good quantitative skills
Financial/statistical research capabilities
Familiarity with macroeconomic data and data sources
Strong MS Office skills: principally Excel (including use of macros), Word, and PowerPoint
Excellent oral and written communications skills
Proven research writing experience
Strong attention to detail
Highly organised and efficient
Ability to consistently meet tight deadlines
Ability to be proactive and exercise own initiative
Ability to work effectively and contribute within a diverse team
Fluency in English (both spoken and written) is required. Proficiency or fluency in additional languages is a plus.
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