Full-Time

Professional Services

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  • Ghana

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Description

IC Asset Managers is an Africa-focused investment manager serving sovereign, corporate, high net worth, and retail clients. We deliver considerable investment outperformance using a disciplined investment process, technology-driven automation, and a laser focus on clients’ investment requirements. As a market leader, the talent and passion of our people are critical to our success. Together, we share a common set of values rooted in intelligence, excellence, and a strong commitment to transparency.

 

IC Asset Managers (Ghana) Limited, can provide a superior foundation for building a professional career - a place for people to learn, achieve, and grow. A philosophy that balances personal lifestyles, perspectives, and needs is an integral part of our culture. IC Asset Managers are looking for a Chief Economist to join their team.
 

 

Responsibilities:

  • Initiate the coverage of Sub-Saharan African economies and multi-sectoral investment opportunities (country reports, research alerts, daily contributions to investment team meetings, and client-oriented presentations)
  • Monitor foreign exchange and provide insights on foreign exchange and fixed income markets for Sub Saharan African economies
  • Identify tradeable opportunities for the investing team, especially in the SSA Eurobond and FI/FX spaces
  • Develop relationships with African policymakers, central bank officials, and market regulators
  • Organise client roadshows for international investors in several key African countries
  • Provide analytical support to the group’s fixed income, currencies, and equities trading desks
  • Interact extensively with the media, including CNBC Africa, Bloomberg, Reuters, and local market reporters
  • Participate in global roadshows in various offshore distribution hubs
  • Support the business development team in terms of client coverage on an ongoing basis

Criteria

 

  • The applicant should have a second (postgraduate) degree in economics or finance and a strong background in macroeconomics
  • Research expertise in financial sector issues, public finance, exchange rate policies etc. is highly valued
  • Applicant must have 3 - 5 years of emerging market experience
  • Excellent writing (in English) and communication skills (in English and French) are essential
  • Ability to tailor high-quality comments/communications to particular audiences (clients, traders, public officials, salespeople, etc.)
  • While the company is based in Ghana, this role can be done remotely, from anywhere
  • Involves a reasonable amount of travel
     

Benefits

  • Globally Competitive Salary

About IC Asset Managers

IC Asset Managers is an African-focused investment manager serving sovereign, corporate, high net worth, and retail clients. We deliver considerable investment outperformance using a disciplined investment process, technology-driven automation, and a laser focus on clients’ investment requirements. As a market leader, the talent and passion of our people are critical to our success. We share a common set of values rooted in intelligence, excellence, and a strong commitment to transparency. IC Asset Managers (Ghana) Limited can provide a superior foundation for building a professional career, a place for people to learn, achieve, and grow.