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CaixaBank ­Strategic Planning and Research Department (CaixaBank Research)

The Strategic Planning and Research Department of CaixaBank, the leading retail bank in Spain, analyzes topics of interest in the areas of macroeconomics, financial markets, the banking system and competitive strategy and helps develop and monitor the strategic plan of the bank in close contact with top management. The Department is divided into 3 units specialized in Bank Strategy, Macroeconomics and Financial Markets respectively but which frequently interact with each other. Our work, based on an applied approach, rigor and a solid analytical foundation, is aimed at an internal audience (top management) and an external audience (investors, clients and professional economists).

We will be considering applications in our Macroeconomics and Financial Markets units.

Macroeconomics

  • Analyze global macroeconomic developments (the economist may be assigned to cover emerging and advanced economies, Euro area or Spain).
  • Prepare and present reports and papers on these topics.
  • Develop quantitative models for analysis and forecasting.

Financial Markets

  • Monitor developments and outlook in key financial markets and contributes to forecasts.
  • Prepare regular reports for top management.
  • Conduct research on selected topics: yield curve modeling, asset pricing, etc.
  • Contribute to internal and external publications.
  • Develop quantitative models for analysis and forecasting.

Requirements (same for both units)

  • Education: Economist with a graduate degree (Master's Degree or PhD from a top university); knowledge of quantitative methods will be valued.
  • Experience: Previous experience in similar posts will be valued.
  • Languages: Spanish and English required.
  • Abilities:
    • Versatility: Global perspective on macroeconomics and financial markets.
    • Initiative and anticipation in identifying relevant topics.
    • Ability to synthesize complex problems.
    • Oral and written communication skills.
    • Teamwork.

Applicants should e-mail their CV to jobmarket@caixabankresearch.com stating their preference for Macroeconomics or Financial markets.

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