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Senior Economic Analyst

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  • Requisition # Req #217
  • Job Type Salary
  • Date Posted 09/27/2022
  • Location Toronto, ON

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Join a financial group that’s as committed to your future as you are. At MUFG, we share a vision for our future, we share our successes, and we strive to bring out the best in each other in everything we do. As the 5th largest bank in the world, our diverse team is connected by a common ambition to create change for the better—from forging more dynamic career paths to driving progress in our communities, to continuously reshaping the standards of global financial services. Positive impact starts here; see the change you can make as we strive to become the world’s most trusted financial group. Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Inc. (MUFG) is one of the world’s leading financial groups. Headquartered in Tokyo and with over 360 years of history, MUFG has a global network with over 2,700 locations in more than 50 markets. The Group has over 180,000 employees and offers services including commercial banking, trust banking, securities, credit cards, consumer finance, asset management, and leasing. MUFG aims to “be the world’s most trusted financial group” through close collaboration among our operating companies and flexibly responding to all of the financial needs of our customers, serving society, and fostering shared and sustainable growth for a better world. MUFG’s shares trade on the Tokyo, Nagoya, and New York stock exchanges. For more information, visit
Senior Economic Analyst

Job Summary:

The Senior Economic Analyst is responsible for designing internal macroeconomic scenarios (including BAU Baseline and Stress) to comply with applicable US and Japan regulatory requirements, and new accounting rules (i.e. IFRS9) and expanding the list of macro/financial series to be used in regulatory exercises or internal projects. The Economic Analyst supports the Credit Strategies Group in developing and maintaining stress testing models.

Key Accountabilities:

Macroeconomic Analysis and Baseline Scenario:
  • Expected to stay informed of economic trends and share information with the teams and management
Macro Economic Modeling :
  • Develops and manages macroeconomic model(s) and communicates with internal/external auditors and internal risk and business partners
  • Run global large-scale macroeconomic vendor models (i.e. Moody’s Analytics, Markit Macroeconomic Advisors, Oxford Economics etc.)
Stress/Baseline Scenario Design and Analysis:
  • Designs internal macroeconomic scenarios to comply with applicable US and Japanese regulations, and new accounting rules (i.e. IFRS9) and expands the list of macro/financial series to be used in regulatory or internal projects and head office requests.
  • Assists with the design and execution of internal stress/baseline scenarios and expands regulatory scenarios
  • Ensures macroeconomic projections in all scenarios are consistent with corresponding scenario narratives and historical/theoretical relationships
Develop and Maintain Key Contacts:
  • During scenario design, collaborates with different stakeholders (i.e. Line of Business SMEs, MUFG Head Office, Branches etc.)
  • Collaborates with model validation, data, audit, etc teams
Policy Governance:
  • Updates Scenario Design Procedures and Guidelines documents to make sure the Bank’s scenario design process fulfills regulatory and business requirements
  • Maintains the process flows updated and saves operational/governance controls
Ad Hoc Projects:
  • Takes meeting minutes as required
Experience Required:
  • 5 or more years of relevant business/academic experience in macroeconomic forecasting or handling economic data and doing analysis is highly preferable
  • Management experience in a team-oriented workplace is preferred
  • Ability to work in a dynamic environment under pressure and undertake, execute and deliver on time multiple concurrent projects
  • Strong focus on accuracy and reliability, so as to ensure confidence in results
Technical Skills:
  • In-depth knowledge of macroeconomics and time series modeling (OLS, VAR, VECM, etc.)
  • Ability to program in statistical/mathematical programs such as Python, R, STATA etc.
  • Experience in running global large-scale macroeconomic vendor models (i.e. Moody’s Analytics, Markit Macroeconomic Advisors, Oxford Economics etc.)
  • VBA Programming skills would be helpful
  • The ideal candidate is an economics graduate from MA or PhD program with emphasis on Macroeconomics and Applied Econometrics.
Work Environment:
  • WFH/Office - split

Notice: The above information on this job description has been described to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by incumbents. Other duties and responsibilities not specifically described may be assigned from time to time, consistent with knowledge, skills and abilities of the incumbent. Company Chartered in 1981 and assuming its current identity as MUFG Canada Branch, our Canadian Branch is the premier Asia-based global bank in its market. We serve local and Japanese clients from the Atlantic to the Pacific with financial expertise across a number of key industries such as oil and gas, pipelines, power generation, automotive, transportation, and telecom. The receipt of this application by MUFG Bank, Ltd., Canada Branch (“MUFG Canada Branch”), does not imply or guarantee employment. MUFG Canada Branch is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate in hiring or in any other aspect of employment on the basis of the grounds enumerated in the Canadian human rights act. In addition, MUFG Canada Branch complies with applicable laws prohibiting discrimination in employment in every jurisdiction in which it maintains facilities. MUFG Canada Branch provides accommodation to individuals in accordance with the requirements outlined in the Canadian human rights act and the Canada Labour Code.©2020 Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Inc. All rights reserved. The MUFG logo and name is a service mark of Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Inc., and is used by MUFG Bank, Ltd., Canada Branch, with permission.

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  • Job FamilyMUFG Canada
  • Pay TypeSalary
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