A Financial Economist is an analyst tasked with formulating the plans that would help companies or organizations solve any economic problems, enhance performance and manage opportunities available on the financial market.
The Job Responsibilities of a Financial Economist span a wide array of duties and depend on the subfield of Financial Economics:
The educational qualification required for the position of a Financial Economist is the fundamental training in Micro- and Macroeconomics. Financial Economists are expected to be proficient users of mathematical methods and econometric techniques.
Since the job of a Financial Economist involves not only analyzing the economic data and financial performance, but also interpersonal communication (and dealing with top managers of large companies), a highly performing Financial Economist should be a skillful negotiator and a good team worker.
The expansion of the regional and global markets, the IT-based management of the field of Finance (through cryptofinance markets, among others), and the emergence of new financial instruments make the job even more lucrative and highly sought-after.
• Investment and commercial banks
• Investment funds
• Stock exchange and brokerage houses
• Finance units of manufacturing companies
• Consulting companies
• Central banks
• Rating agencies
• Training and research services providers