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Investment Strategist

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The objective of the macro strategist is to provide analysis and insights into opportunities across asset classes from a macro standpoint using a suite of models. The macro strategist interacts with a variety of teams across the AXA group, but also with third party clients through market comments, publications, client visits, meetings, conference calls. The primary output includes monthly publications, quarterly forecasting rounds as well as more in-depth pieces.

·       AXA IM is looking for an entry level macro strategist to perform a multitude of tasks, including but not limited to: Maintaining and developing models aiming at translating macro views into market instruments.

·       The Macro strategist will work closely with a team of economists within the research and investment strategy team covering a wide range of developed/emerging markets. One of his/her main output will be to translate economic forecasts into market views across asset classes (fixed income, equity, FX). He/she takes an active part in quarterly forecasting rounds.

·       The macro strategist monitors and analyzes asset class performance relating to macro developments (economic data, economic policy decision/communication), including thematic trends (e.g. digital, green). Macro strategist is expected to react to market developments, providing insights to portfolio managers by providing analysis in real time. To do so, it is expected to maintain and enhance quantitative toolbox. 

·       Macro strategist publishes his/her updated views on short/medium term market expectations in a written monthly publication. This document is meant to provide a summary of market views, and more importantly showcase the framework/ analytical framework used.

·       Macro strategist is expected to write in-depth thematic research notes, either at his/her own initiative or in tandem with economists.

·       He/she is to interact with a wide range of stakeholders ranging from portfolio managers across asset classes (fixed income, equity, multi-asset), asset allocators within the AXA group and also third party clients.

·       The ideal candidate will have very strong data analysis capabilities, focused on financial markets with an overlay of macro. Ability to work collaboratively and under pressure are key.

·       The candidate also needs to be able to communicate and present complex findings clearly and concisely to a very wide audience including from sophisticated institutional to retail investors. Media interactions can also be envisaged.

·       Assist in and contribute to the production of papers/presentations.

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Preferred experience

  • Results and Impact
    • Able to influence peers and team.
    • Demonstrates good judgement when making decisions of high complexity and impact.
    • Exercise appropriate autonomy in the execution and delivery of work.
    • Responsible for driving market views, which have meaningful effect on team or department.
  • Leadership and Collaboration:
    • Build trust across stakeholders and work seamlessly with research and investment strategy colleagues.
    • Acts in leadership capacity for projects, processes, or programs.
  • Client, Customer and Stakeholder Focus:
    • Able to build relationships with colleagues and clients.
    • Interacts regularly with management and department leaders.
  • Compliance Culture and Conduct:
    • Takes full responsibility for personal actions and demonstrates courage in facing problems and conflicts.
    • Perceived as a person of high moral character; upholds corporate values and displays high ethical standards.
    • ·       Master’s degree with a dominant in financial markets also including economic, econometrics subjects

      ·       Very strong quantitative background in statistics, data analysis. Programming would be a plus.

      ·       Excellent proficiency of Excel, Eviews.

      ·       Excellent verbal, written, and presentation skills in English. French speaking would be a plus   

      ·       Must work well in a collaborative, teamcentered environment.

      ·       Ability to multi-task with strong attention to detail

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