Economist Forecasting and Scenario Analysis Team

    Weehawken, NJ

    Job Description

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    Business Divisions

    Corporate Center

    Your role

    Are you passionate about macroeconomics, financial markets and current affairs? Does financial and economic forecasting 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
    • construct alternative forecasts and scenarios for business planning and stress testing purposes, with a focus on forecasting indicators such as GDP, inflation, equity indices, interest rates and exchange rates
    • utilize methodologies and econometric models for forecasting macroeconomic and financial variables under baseline and stress conditions
    • demonstrate soundness of scenario assumptions by means of robust research and monitoring of political, macroeconomic and market developments
    • interact with different teams across UBS for scenario analysis
    • be actively involved in the main regulatory initiatives and resulting new developments


    Economist Forecasting and Scenario Analysis Team



    Job Type

    Full Time

    Country / State

    United States - New Jersey

    Function Category


    Join us

    We're a truly global, collaborative and friendly group of people. Having a diverse, inclusive and respectful workplace is important to us. And we support your career development, internal mobility and work-life balance. If this sounds interesting, apply now.

    Disclaimer / Policy Statements

    UBS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We respect and seek to empower each individual and support the diverse cultures, perspectives, skills and experiences within our workforce.

    Your team

    You'll be working as part of the global Stress Methodology and Scenario Analysis team (SMSA) in Weehawken (New Jersey). Our team is responsible for all aspects of stress testing and scenario analysis. The SMSA Forecasting and Scenario Analysis team's main focus is on modelling of global macroeconomic and financial risk and the development of baseline and stress scenarios for UBS and its regional entities. The scenarios are developed using a suite of econometric models and involve input from senior management and other experts within UBS.

    Stress scenarios represent an area of continuous development, as they are increasingly adopted by banks to assess the impact of external shocks on their business and by regulators to assess the resilience of the financial sector and the economy to adverse events.

    Your expertise

    • a Master's degree in a relevant quantitative field (e.g. economics, macroeconomics, financial economics). Exceptional candidates without a Master's degree but with highly relevant additional work experience will also be considered
    • ideally two years of experience, ideally in a commercial environment such as a financial institution or consultancy
    • experience involving economic analysis, forecasting of macroeconomic and financial variables, econometric modelling or generation of macroeconomic scenarios
    • solid knowledge of macroeconomic and financial indicators, and an understanding of econometric models that can be used to forecast these variables
    • knowledge of statistical modeling software (particularly R) is a plus
    • strong analytical, problem-solving and synthesizing skills (you know how to figure things out)
    • team-oriented but able to complete tasks independently to a high standard
    • a strong communicator, able to clearly and confidently explain technical topics to a non-technical audience
    • proactive, structured, organized, and detail-oriented
    • fluent in English, with strong writing skills


    About us

    Expert 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?

    Your colleagues

    Posting ID: 552623078Posted: 2020-05-27