Senior Research Analyst

Salary: Up to £41k

  • Sector: Content
  • Sub-sector: Editorial
  • Type: Permanent
  • Location: London and South East

job description

We are looking for an experienced Research Analyst with excellent writing skills to join our clients growing research and analysis team.
Our client is a principal business intelligence company and has grown to become a leading information provider within its core markets. They provide high-value, specialist business information to the insurance, hedge funds and online gaming industries by delivering key information to defined target audiences through news, events and data products.
With over 300 staff globally, their London Headquarters is home to over 150 staff in modern offices by the Barbican.
The Job
The recruit will help the team produce analytical articles and research reports for investor relations professionals, service providers and allocators in the alternative investment industry. Their role will initially focus on macro-level hedge fund trends – creating content for our clients industry-leading hedge fund product before expanding to cover real estate, private debt, and other asset classes.   
The successful candidate will be adept at drawing actionable insights from potentially complex data sets and articulating those findings through compelling writing and informative charts. They will also have excellent interpersonal skills, used when interviewing and presenting to senior investment professionals, and when developing a network of contacts willing and able to assist with research projects. 
They will be excited by the prospect of working as part of a small but increasingly influential team; from devising new content and processes that grow the team’s influence within the wider business, to undertaking more routine tasks, such as collecting responses to online surveys and data from online sources.
The Attributes      

  • Extensive proven experience as an analyst 
  • Excellent written communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • A strong analytical mind
  • Ability to notice patterns within statistics
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Confident presentation skills
  • Experience interviewing senior professionals
  • Financial literacy
  • Willingness to travel (outside of pandemic)
Preferable attributes
  • Thorough knowledge of the alternative investment industry
  • Intermediate- or high-level Excel skills
  • Familiarity with or training in data visualisation software e.g. Infogram  
  • Familiarity with or training in statistics
The Responsibilities
  • Taking a leading role in the production of a macro series of quarterly ‘spotlight’ reports 
  • Writing regular analysis articles on a range of alternative investment-themed topics
  • Developing a new series of macro-themed analytical articles for investment professionals
  • Working with the marketing team to ensure our reports and articles are successful
  • Interviewing senior professionals working within the alternative investment industry
  • Giving presentations and moderating panels for clients and event attendees 
  • Creating easy-to-understand charts and infographics using Infogram software
  • Helping to design questionnaires and advising on methodology of data collection
  • Hitting targets for collecting responses to online surveys of allocators and fund managers
  • Collecting data on individual businesses through online research and data scraping 
  • Making recommendations based on the data collected
The Benefits
  • International company with established brands
  • Friendly experienced team
  • Regular on-going incentives
  • 24 days holiday rising to 29 days + your birthday off
  • Free season ticket loan
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Life insurance
  • Breakfast provided every day
  • Exciting Christmas parties
  • On-going training and career development

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