Financial Sector and Market Analyst

ESM - European Stability Mechanism

Financial Sector and Market Analyst

ESM - European Stability Mechanism



We are looking for a Financial Sector and Market Analyst to support our team of analysts within the Chief Economist department of the European Stability Mechanism.

The successful candidate will be part of a team tasked with the development and integration of the ESM’s existing analytical toolkit to detect risks stemming from the banking and the overall financial sector and assess how economic and policy developments can affect the performance and riskiness of financial institutions and the financial sector of euro area countries. The chosen candidate will support the team in following financial market developments and executing its risk-monitoring and reporting processes on financial markets. The selected candidate will report to the Head of the Financial Sector and Market Analysis division.

The Financial Sector and Market Analysis division provides risk analysis on financial sector developments and market activity of bank and non-bank financial institutions; develops technical advice on regulatory and policy matters related to the euro area financial sector and its member states. The division is a key contributor to the design and implementation of analytical tools for the ESM to achieve its enhanced mandate.


In support of the ESM’s Financial Sector and Market Analysis division, the selected candidate will perform the following tasks:

  • Monitor and analyse financial statements and financial market developments of financial institutions;
  • Detect and interpret signals from fixed-income and equity markets;
  • Serve as a subject matter expert on banking and/or financial sector risks, financial stability, and market analysis;
  • Contribute to applying and developing databases, analytical tools, and models that provide insight into economic and financial developments and risks in euro area countries and at the euro area level;
  • Produce high-quality research on topics related to the ESM’s role as a crisis resolution organisation, specifically focusing on systemic and macroeconomic risks related to the banking sector and financial markets;
  • Contribute to policy design and the translation of analytical results into policy guidance;
  • Support the ESM’s interactions with the economic and research teams of peer organisations in the euro area and globally, such as the European Commission, the European Central Bank, and the International Monetary Fund, as well as researchers and analysts in academia and financial market institutions;
  • Produce notes and reports to support the ESM‘s monitoring and analysis of economic and financial developments in the euro area.


  • Minimum of a master-level degree, preferably in economics, banking, or finance. CFA and/or PhD are considered strong assets;
  • Ideally from three to seven years of relevant experience in fundamental and market analysis of financial institutions gained in investment banks, asset management firms, international financial institutions, central banks, or other relevant authorities;
  • Experience analysing the banking sector and primary/secondary market information with public databases (like S&P Capital IQ, Fitch Connect, Bloomberg, Refinitiv Eikon, Dealogic, etc.);
  • Solid knowledge of data handling and statistical techniques are considered strong assets;
  • A blended experience in micro- and macro- financial analysis would be considered an asset;
  • Ability to transform data into compelling and persuasive written and oral arguments;
  • Ability to draft technical documents and present information professionally and concisely;
  • Fluent in English, including excellent drafting skills.


  • Analytical and problem-solving skills;
  • Good communication and presentation skills;
  • Flexibility, self-drive, and results-orientated approach;
  • Ability to work quickly and accurately in a fast-paced environment;
  • Conceptual thinking, problem-solving skills, and creativity;
  • Positive team spirit and adaptability;
  • Proactive attitude and intellectual curiosity.


  • Deadline for application: 05 August 2024;
  • Employment grade: Officer;
  • Contract duration: four years;
  • Place of employment: Luxembourg;
  • Current working arrangements: possibility to work remotely, normally up to two days a week, from Luxembourg and the border region (or from further away under certain conditions).

The ESM provides equal opportunity to all candidates irrespective of gender, nationality, age, race, culture, education, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, or disability. To further enhance our workforce's diversity, we encourage women to apply.

Note 1: In light of the applications received, the ESM reserves the right to refrain from hiring, or to slightly modify job responsibilities, as needed.

Note 2 : As a result of the selection process, please note that you may be placed on a ‘reserve list’ valid for a duration of six months during which you might be considered for a similar position with a similar level of requirements. Only those candidates who have been notified will be placed on the ‘reserve list’. After this period, you will need to apply again for our vacancies to be considered for a different selection process.


The European Stability Mechanism (ESM) is the permanent crisis resolution mechanism for euro area countries. It provides financial assistance to Members facing financing difficulties. To date, the ESM and its predecessor organisation, the European Financial Stability Facility (EFSF), have launched six financial assistance programmes to five countries, provided financial support, monitored repayment capacity, and engaged with partner institutions for programme design in areas of financial interest.

The ESM is a unique place to work with around 230 individuals committed to making a difference to the future of the euro area. It recruits talented professionals of any nationality from both the private and public sectors. The ESM’s senior management is committed to preserving and enhancing a diverse, inclusive recruitment and work environment.

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