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Date live: May. 09, 2023

Business Area: Barclays International

Area of Expertise: Research

Reference Code: 90370320

Contract: Permanent

Vice President – Economist
Tokyo, Japan

As a Barclays Vice President – Economist, you will report directly to the Chief Japan Economist. This is an opportunity for you to serve on the Japan team, as you will be working closely with research colleagues and form part of our global research team. You will also play a key role in providing comprehensive research to institutional investors, sales and traders in Barclays on the Japanese economy, politics and financial markets.

Barclays is one of the world's largest and most respected financial institutions, with 329 years of success, quality, and innovation behind us. We offer careers that provide endless opportunity – helping millions of individuals and businesses thrive and creating financial and digital solutions that the world now takes for granted.

We are currently in the early stages of implementing a hybrid working environment, which means that many colleagues spend part of their working hours at home and part in the office, depending on the nature of the role they are in. We’re flexible on how this works and it may continue to change and evolve. Depending on your team, typically this means that colleagues spend a minimum of between 20% to 60% of their time in the office, which could be over a week, a month or a quarter. However, some colleagues may choose to spend more time in the office over a typical period than their role type requires. We also have a flexible working process where, subject to business needs, all colleagues globally are able to request work patterns to reflect their personal circumstances. Please discuss the detail of the working pattern options for the role with the hiring manager.

What will you be doing?

  • Performing research into the Japanese Economy, using economic analysis and quantitative methods
  • Contributing to team views through active discussion and persuasion
  • Liaising with research colleagues in other areas to ensure consistency of views
  • Writing research reports in regular publications as well as ad hoc publications to update clients on new views and changes to existing views
  • Presenting research views to clients, both internal and external, in person, both in one-on-one meetings and at client conferences
  • Coordinating and communicating with colleagues, and presenting to and interacting with Barclays’ institutional clients

What we’re looking for:

  • Solid understanding of Economic theory and practice developed through formal education and/or work in Economic research roles
  • Familiarity and ease with mathematics and statistics
  •  Demonstrable interest in markets, particularly macro markets (e.g., currencies and rates)
  • Bilingual Fluent in Japanese, and capable of conversing in business English

Skills that will help you in the role:

  • Outgoing personality with high degree of emotional IQ to develop views in a collaborative environment and present those views confidently in front of clients
  • Excellent stakeholder manament skills with the ability to communicate at various levels
  • Computer Literate with proficient skills in MS Office packages

Where will you be working?

Our office is located in the Roppongi Hills building complex, one of the largest property developments in Japan, with modern and secure offices. The surroundings are known to be highly commercial, with restaurants, shops, gyms, and places to relax.



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