The Economist II will support the economic responsibilities of the Economic Research and Analysis Group. The Economic Research and Analysis Group (Country Risk Group) researches and analyzes the political, economic, and insurance industry environments of approximately 150 countries. Risk profiles are created for each country to determine how these factors may affect a company's ability to meet financial obligations. Findings are presented both internally in confidential briefings and externally in reports and comments. The Country Risk Group is also responsible for developing US forecasts, the on-going monitoring of global events, and providing support to the global rating analysts throughout the rating process.
Assist in annual revision to AM Best's Country Risk Model
Research, write, and present internal country briefings
Participate in related research projects on the economics, laws, insurance industries and political environments of targeted countries
Research, data collection, analysis and presentation to internal stakeholders
Perform statistical analysis of industry and economic data
Data manipulation in SAS and Excel, and database maintenance
Bachelor's degree in Economics, Finance, International Business or related field.
3 plus years related experience
Master's degree in Economics, Finance, International Business or related field preferred
Skills Excellent SAS and Excel abilities Excellent communication and time management skills Excellent writing skills Excellent PowerPoint skills Able to work flexible hours to accommodate international offices Experience in Bloomberg a plus Foreign language skills a plus