Edinburgh-based fund manager Standard Life Investments is looking for two economists. According to their vacancy posting:
The aim is to have two or more economists, one to focus on OECD economies, especially the UK and Europe, and one to focus on emerging markets, especially China and Asia. These would coordinate international economics coverage with the North Amercian economist based in Montreal. As a result, a considerable degree of travel is probable for one or both positions.
• Contribute accurate economic forecasts and productive scenario analysis
• Ensure a sufficient understanding of the House View amongst internal contacts eg the MAIT, SLI fund managers or SL Group
• Create good media contacts as measured by press office surveys
• Conduct high quality engagement with SLI clients
While it's not clear what the salary range is, I would expect Standard Life to offer a competitve package.
Both jobs offer a good opportunity for international economists with 5+ years experience to work with a major asset manager (£150 billion AUM). There would be considerable exposure to institutional clients, which I always enjoyed in my time as a market strategist.
The deadline for applications is Friday 25 May 2012. You can find the full job description here (or just search via their Careers page).