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“I CAN BE MYSELF AT WORK.”
You define yourself by more than just a job title, and we want you to feel comfortable bringing your true self to work. We value your talents, your traditions and your take on the world everything that makes you unique. We’re working hard to advance diversity, equity and inclusion in our organization and our communities because we know that what makes us different makes us better.
We want you to feel a strong sense of belonging. We value and welcome your experiences, ideas and identity. Over 40 employee resource groups unite our people and help to develop our collective empathy through unfiltered conversations about race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, faith, disabilities, mental health and so much more.
“I CAN INFLUENCE MY INCOME.”
You want to feel recognized at work. Your performance will be reviewed annually, and your compensation will be designed to motivate and reward the value that you provide. You’ll receive a competitive salary, bonuses and benefits. Your company-funded retirement contribution will be the equivalent of 15% of your annual pay (including bonuses).
“I CAN LEAD A FULL LIFE.”
You bring unique goals and interests to your job and your life. Whether you’re raising a family, you’re passionate about where you volunteer, or you want to explore different career paths, we’ll give you the resources that can set you up for success.
- Enjoy generous time-away and health benefits from day one, with the opportunity for flexible work options
- Receive 2-for-1 matching gifts for your charitable contributions and the opportunity to secure annual grants for the organizations you love
- Access on-demand professional development resources that allow you to hone existing skills and learn new ones
COVID-19 HIRING: OUR RECRUITING AND ONBOARDING ACTIVITIES ARE VIRTUAL DURING THE PANDEMIC AND WE’VE TRANSITIONED TO A WORK-FROM-HOME ENVIRONMENT UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. WE ARE OFFERING GENEROUS WORK-FROM-HOME BENEFITS TO IMPROVE OUR ASSOCIATE’S ABILITY TO WORK REMOTELY.
“I CAN SUCCEED AS A SOLUTIONS ANALYST AT CAPITAL GROUP.”
Capital Group is seeking to add an early-career economist to expand its economic research in close collaboration with the existing Capital Strategy Research team (“CSR”) and the Investment Group. CSR is a unit within Capital’s Investment Group with a team of specialists who provide high-quality, original, and relevant macroeconomic, political, accounting, and industry research that assists investment professionals in delivering superior, consistent investment results to long-term investors.
As a CSR economist, you will conduct and effectively communicate original economic research into topics that are relevant for investment group analysts and portfolio managers and to contribute to Capital’s objective of achieving superior long-term investment results for its shareholders and clients. This role will deepen Capital’s current and effective bench of senior economists.
Conduct applied economic analysis to shed light on cyclical or structural macroeconomic questions and industry trends that may be material to investors.
- Conduct self-directed research into U.S. and global macro-economic and policy questions that can be leveraged broadly across the Investment Group;
- Respond to economic questions from analysts and portfolio managers;
- Utilize various sources of economic, financial and industry data;
- Use visualization, econometrics, data-science and other analytical methods to shed light on the U.S. and global cyclical outlook, specific industry trends and longer-term economic developments that are relevant for investors;
- Contribute to CSR collaborations such as global cyclical outlook presentations, thematic research efforts and research trips;
- Grow expertise in scenario analysis, including developing and interpreting model-based scenarios from external, global macroeconomic models (e.g. NIESR’s NiGEM);
- Build relationships across the investment group through bespoke research work, research trips, investment office visits and attendance of specific investment unit calls and retreats.
Provide sound analysis, thoughtful judgment and independent views on economic questions.
Advance the breadth and depth of CSR economic analysis by contributing original frameworks and technological skills.
In time, participate in CSR’s outreach efforts (e.g. with clients) and develop a personal network of economic/policy experts whose insights can benefit CSR and the broad Investment Group. “I AM THE PERSON CAPITAL GROUP IS LOOKING FOR.”
You have a demonstrated passion for economics, for answering economic questions that are pertinent to investors and strong desire to build a career as a buy-side economist;
You have a master’s degree in economics, OR;
You have a Bachelor’s degree in economics supplemented by up to 3 years’ work experience in applied economics or research, at a financial institution or in a policy setting
You have experience applying econometric, quantitative and data science techniques to economic questions, programming experience (with R/Python or other coding languages)
You have a creative and inquisitive mindset, ability to “think outside the box” to solve problems
You possess strong verbal and written communication skills
You have a willingness to formulate and defend independent views
You are team- and customer-oriented; keen to share resources with colleagues and to embrace the unstructured goal to “be useful” to the Investment Group
You have the ability to incorporate feedback to continually improve outcomes
You demonstrate flexibility to manage multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment
“I CAN APPLY IN LESS THAN 4 MINUTES.”
You’ve reviewed this job posting and you’re ready to start the candidate journey with us. Apply now to move to the next step in our recruiting process. If this role isn’t what you’re looking for, check out our other opportunities and join our talent community.
“I CAN LEARN MORE ABOUT CAPITAL GROUP.”
At Capital Group, the success of the people who invest with us depends on the people in whom we invest. That’s why we offer a culture, compensation and opportunities that empower our associates to build successful and prosperous careers. Through nine decades, our goal has been to improve people’s lives through successful investing. We know that our history is a testament to the strength of the people we hire. More than 7,800 associates in 30+ offices around the world help our clients and each other grow and thrive every day. Find us on LinkedIn, Glassdoor, FairyGodBoss, DiversityJobs and Instagram.
We are an equal opportunity employer, which means we comply with all federal, state and local laws that prohibit discrimination when making all decisions about employment. As equal opportunity employers, our policies prohibit unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, sex (including gender and gender identity), pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship status, AIDS/HIV status, political activities or affiliations, military or veteran status, status as a victim of domestic violence, assault or stalking or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.