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MUFG Union Bank Economist in New York, New York

Economist - 10046483-WD


Do you want your voice heard and your actions to count?

Discover your opportunity with Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG), the 5th largest financial group in the world (as ranked by S&P Global, April 2020). In the Americas, we’re 13,000 colleagues, striving to make a difference for every client, organization, and community we serve. We stand for our values, developing positive relationships built on integrity and respect. It’s part of our culture to put people first, listen to new and diverse ideas and collaborate toward greater innovation, speed and agility. We’re a team that accepts responsibility for the future by asking the tough questions and owning the solutions. Join MUFG and be empowered to make your voice heard and your actions count.

This is a hybrid position. You will work at an MUFG facility an average of one to three days per week, with the remainder being worked remotely. There are flexible work-from-home options available. A member of our recruitment team will discuss the options with you in more detail.

Some MUFG roles require that individuals be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, subject to medical and/or religious exemptions, if applicable. Should you be selected for an interview, your recruiter will provide additional information.

Job Summary

Responsible for conducting analysis on US economy and financial industry, identifying and evaluating economic trends and government policies, and formulating forecasts of future economic developments. Day-to-day focus is on economic data collection, depth analysis on economic condition, economic trends and government policies, where expertise is required. Role at this level usually has full ownership for one or more processes and reports, and may also be considered analytical or procedural experts representing Economic Research Office on cross-function process or project deliverables.

Major Responsibilities:

US Economy Analysis:

  • Support the US Chief Economist by providing economic information and analyses on US economy and government policies

  • Produces US macroeconomic reports and distributing them to the bank’s customers

  • Makes presentations on outlook for US economy for the bank and its customers

  • Exchange views with economists at other Wall Street firms

Analysis on US financial industry

  • Support the Financial Research team (Tokyo) by providing information and analyses on US financial industry (financial institution)

  • Conduct analysis on US financial industry and provides timely economic information for the bank’s executives


  • Perform other duties and special assignments assigned by US Chief Economist and bank’s executives


  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance/Economics or equivalent work experience required. Master in Economics /MBA / CFA preferred

  • 5-7 years experience in US economy analysis and financial industry and understanding of macroeconomic, economic data analysis, economic trends and other relevant areas.

  • Strong interpersonal skills and critical thinking/thorough analysis skills

  • Strong financial aptitude and broad analytical ability.

  • Excellent oral and written communications skills in English including excellent business writing, editing, and proofreading skills.

  • Knowledge of domestic and foreign financial markets and products, including nonbanking financial institutions.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Access, Excel and PowerPoint.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified .

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer and committed to leveraging the diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and experience of our workforce to create opportunities for our colleagues and our business. We do not discriminate in employment decisions on the basis of any protected category.

A conviction is not an absolute bar to employment. Factors such as the age of the offense, evidence of rehabilitation, seriousness of violation, and job relatedness are considered in all employment decisions. Additionally, it’s the bank’s policy to only inquire into a candidate’s criminal history after an offer has been made. Federal law prohibits banks from employing individuals who have been convicted of, or received a pretrial diversion for, certain offenses.

Job : Finance

Primary Location : NEW YORK-New York

Job Posting : Sep 23, 2021, 1:30:09 PM

Shift: : Day

Schedule: : Full Time

Req ID: 10046483-WD