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Lead EM Asia Economist - PGIM Fixed Income

London, United Kingdom
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Feb 13, 2024

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As the Global Asset Management business of Prudential, we're always looking for ways to improve financial services. We're passionate about making a meaningful impact - touching the lives of millions and solving financial challenges in an ever-changing world.
We also believe talent is key to achieving our vision and are intentional about building a culture on respect and collaboration. When you join PGIM, you'll unlock a motivating and impactful career - all while growing your skills and advancing your profession at one of the world's leading global asset managers!
If you're not afraid to think differently and challenge the status quo, come and be a part of a dedicated team that's investing in your future by shaping tomorrow today.
At PGIM, You Can!

What you will do

As a Lead Economist for EM Asia you will formulate macroeconomic outlook on China and other Asian emerging markets, and provide in-depth coverage, analysis, and research on Chinese and broader Asian macroeconomic, market, and political developments.

You will contribute to the investment process by collaborating with regional portfolio managers and the wider firm on actionable investment ideas across a range of fixed income assets within individual countries, across the region, and wider EM investment space.

You will also contribute to the formulation of the global outlook, research projects, and thought leadership activities and communicate with firms' clients on the topics related to your region and wider EM universe.

This is a hybrid role based in our London Office. The role will also require occasional travel to visit countries under your coverage or attend outreach events.

What you can expect
You can expect to work in highly collaborative, collegial environment, a culture of cooperation within and across teams, with colleagues with deep experience in economic research, portfolio management, and long track record of managing investments in emerging and global markets.

What you will bring
  • A minimum of 7+ years of direct experience in financial sector (such as investment bank, asset manager, or a rating agency) and policy setting (a central bank, national government, or an international or regional organization)
  • Familiarity with economies, markets, and policymaking environment of China and EM Asia
  • Solid theoretical and technical skills, familiarity with major databases and analytical software; knowledge of programming a plus
  • Excellent written and oral presentation skills
  • Experience working effectively in a large organization
  • Advanced degree in economics or closely related field (masters or foreign equivalent, or a PhD.
  • Working knowledge of Mandarin
What will set you apart?
  • Direct experience of the region, through job location, residency, or previous visits to the region
  • Proven record of translating macroeconomic analysis into investment recommendations
*PGIM welcomes all applicants, even if you don't meet every requirement. If your skills align with the role, we encourage you to apply.

About PGIM Fixed Income
PGIM Fixed Income is a global asset manager offering active solutions across all fixed income markets.
Our business climate is a safe inclusive environment, centered around mutual respect, intellectual honesty, transparency, and teamwork. Our leaders are focused on talent & culture; dedicated to fostering growth & development at all levels to develop the industry leaders of tomorrow.

Prudential Financial, Inc. is focused on creating a fully inclusive culture, where all employees feel comfortable bringing their authentic selves to work. We don't just accept difference-we celebrate it, support it, and thrive on it. At Prudential, employees have a unique opportunity to build their career path by owning their development, their career and their future. We encourage employees to hone their skills and explore continued opportunities within Prudential. For more information, please visit PGIM Fixed Income

About PGIM - Global Asset Management
PGIM is the global asset management business of Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE: PRU), a leading global investment manager with nearly US$1.27 trillion in assets under management as of June 30th, 2023. With offices in 18 countries, PGIM's businesses offer a range of investment solutions for retail and institutional investors around the world across a broad range of asset classes, including public fixed income, private fixed income, fundamental equity, quantitative equity, real estate and alternatives.

With a history dating back 148 years, and experience through more than 30 market cycles, PGIM takes a long-term view, not only in our investment philosophy, but also in how we develop our talent. We want to see our employees excel from their first day with the firm and throughout their tenure with PGIM. We will inspire you, support you, and help you reach your greatest personal and professional aspirations. If PGIM sounds like the place for you, join us. For more information about PGIM, visit
Prudential Financial, Inc. of the United States is not affiliated with Prudential plc. which is headquartered in the United Kingdom.

-Prudential Financial, Inc. of the United States is not affiliated with Prudential plc. which is headquartered in the United Kingdom.

Prudential is a multinational financial services leader with operations in the United States, Asia, Europe, and Latin America. Leveraging its heritage of life insurance and asset management expertise, Prudential is focused on helping individual and institutional customers grow and protect their wealth. The company's well-known Rock symbol is an icon of strength, stability, expertise and innovation that has stood the test of time. Prudential's businesses offer a variety of products and services, including life insurance, annuities, retirement-related services, mutual funds, asset management, and real estate services, some of which may not be available in your area.

We recognize that our strength and success are directly linked to the quality and skills of our diverse associates. We are proud to be a place where talented people who want to make a difference can grow as professionals, leaders, and as individuals. Visit to learn more about our values, our history and our brand.

Prudential is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, genetics, disability, marital status, age, veteran status, domestic partner status , medical condition or any other characteristic protected by law.

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