Economist at Standard Bank Group

February 23, 2023

Job Description

Job Purpose

To conduct research studies of existing and potential investment opportunities and macroeconomic and political trends in specified areas and to develop and distribute insights and recommendations to inform client investment decisions. 

Key Deliverable 


  • Research. Maintain up-to-date market data and current events to ensure coverage of relevant political insights and status.
  • Write research reports, projections, recommendations, , country reviews and thematic and periodical publications
  • Distribute research product  / commercial ideas to counterparts in Corporate Investment Banking (CIB) e.g. ECM, M&A and Coverage and broader corporate finance functions to generate leads.
  • Proactively market new research products (notes) and market  Reports to the bank’s wider client community.
  • Researching, writing, and presenting to clients (internally and externally) on Africa macro/political thematic research. Initially the role will entail assisting me in compiling thematic thought leadership reports for the bank, but there are clear opportunities to elevate the role to include client interaction and select public engagements on the published material.

Minimum Qualification

Type of Qualification           

  • Honors Degree , Economics, Political Science

Preferred Qualifications

Type of Qualification                                              

  • A Master’s degree in Economics or a relevant field of study

Experience Required

  • 3 years experience in conducting research in the investment sector required, as well as  generating investment ideas through in-depth strategic, competitive, and valuation analysis.  Experience in client engagement or actuarial work.
Method of Application

Interested and qualified? Go to Standard Bank Group on to apply