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Research Analyst

Institutional Markets

Position Overview

Research Analyst

This position is based in the London Office in the Institutional practice and reports to the Associate Director, Institutional. Areas of greatest focus include researching opportunities and challenges facing institutional asset managers, investment consultants, and European Institutional investors (e.g., defined benefit plans, endowments, insurers, etc.). We are seeking a candidate with experience related specifically to asset and wealth management firms and exposure to market intelligence, product development and distribution analysis. This role has extensive analysis and writing responsibilities. Successful candidates are analytical and

quantitatively-oriented, exhibit strong writing skills, work autonomously, are adaptable and comfortable working on multiple projects simultaneously, and seek to build deep industry expertise. They are also hardworking, persistent, and enthusiastic individuals with a passion for the financial services industry, and research and analysis.

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Collect, compile and analyse large amount of qualitative and quantitative datasets working with Morningstar Direct, Broadridge, as well as other third-party databases (e.g. national and international industry associations, data providers and industry trade bodies)
  • Author research report content related to emerging industry trends
  • Support lead research analyst by scheduling research calls and meetings with senior executives and writing detailed notes from the calls
  • Collaborate with other analysts in the asset management practice on monthly and quarterly publications. Duties include data-gathering, analysis, chart creation and assembly, and writing commentary.
  • Participate in research efforts by identifying key topics of interest and providing ideas and input throughout the report cycle
  • Build quantitative surveys including survey design and analyze gathered date
  • Conduct ongoing qualitative research related to report themes
  • Manage report projects and deadlines
  • Assist account managers with client inquiries related to the practice’s research content
  • Support consulting projects across all practices as necessary

Qualifications:

  • 2 to 5 years’ experience in asset management industry (research, market intelligence functions preferred)
  • Understanding of the institutional asset management industry and institutional investors is preferred
  • Exposure to different types of institutional investors (pension funds, insurers) and other market constituents, including investment consultants
  • Knowledge of most recent regulations and its impact to asset management industry
  • Aptitude for synthesizing research, identifying trends, and providing commentary on relevant industry issues
  • Strong attention to detail and emphasis on accuracy
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Outstanding project and time management skills, and strong attention to detail.
  • Proficient in Excel; able to manipulate and analyze sizeable amounts of data.
  • Ability to cultivate a network of industry contacts for research purposes.
  • Preference is for a candidate with a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in business, finance, or economics
  • Must be eligible to work in the U.K.

Please send resumes to Elizabeth Munge, no phone calls please.

Analyst

Position Overview

Analyst

This Analyst position is based in London and reports to the Associate Director of European Institutional Research. The position’s primary role is to support the lead research analyst and collaborate with other practice members to provide quantitative analytical support and for CA’s institutional asset management research and publishing needs.

This role has extensive analysis, data modeling, and writing responsibilities. We are seeking a candidate with experience related specifically to asset and wealth management firms and exposure to market intelligence, product development and distribution analysis. The ideal candidate has a robust understanding of these organizations, including the opportunities and challenges they face, and the products they develop and distribute.

Successful candidates are analytical and quantitatively oriented, work autonomously, are adaptable and comfortable working on multiple projects simultaneously, and seek to build deep industry expertise. They are also hardworking, persistent, and enthusiastic individuals with a passion for the financial services industry, and research and analysis.

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Assist lead research analyst in the development and analysis of proprietary surveys, interfacing with other analysts to administer surveys and chart results.
  • Help develop focused research panels, calling and emailing targeted participants to increase survey participation.
  • Support lead research analyst by scheduling research calls and meetings with senior executives and writing detailed notes from the calls.
  • Collaborate with other analysts in the asset management practice on monthly and quarterly publications. Duties include data-gathering, analysis, chart creation and assembly, and writing commentary.
  • Collect, compile and analyse large amount of qualitative and quantitative datasets working with Morningstar Direct, Broadridge, as well as other third-party databases (e.g. national and international industry associations, data providers and industry trade bodies).
  • Propose and develop new analyses to expand CA’s proprietary research.
  • Participate in research efforts by identifying key topics of interest and providing ideas and input throughout the report cycle.

Qualifications:

  • 2 to 3 years experience in asset management (research, market intelligence functions preferred) or distribution (fund analyst, fund or manager selection, etc).
  • Understanding of the institutional asset management industry and institutional investors is preferred.
  • Knowledge of most recent regulations and its impact to asset management industry
  • Outstanding project and time management skills, and strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to multi-task and to change course quickly as needed.
  • Proficient in Excel; able to manipulate and analyze sizeable amounts of data.
  • Aptitude for synthesizing research, identifying trends, and providing commentary on relevant industry issues.
  • Experience with using industry data sources (e.g.; Broadridge, Morningstar, etc).
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to cultivate a network of industry contacts for research purposes.
  • Capacity to respond productively to feedback and make ongoing improvements to approach and process.
  • Must have a bachelor’s degree, preferably in business, finance, or economics
  • Must be eligible to work in the UK

Please send resumes to Elizabeth Munge, no phone calls please.

Benefits

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  • Private Healthcare by AXA
  • Life assurance – 4x multiple gross basic salary
  • Critical Illness Insurance – 4x gross basic salary based on core plus additional cover
  • Parental leave
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Time Off

We provide a generous vacation package—27 days throughout the year—for a well-earned rest and recognize eight public bank holidays.

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Savings Plan

We help our employees plan for their future with a generous company pension.

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Perks

We are always seeking new opportunities to build camaraderie among employees with regularly catered lunches, group outings, and any reason to celebrate a local sporting event or holiday.

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Cerulli Cares

Giving back is important to us. On a regular basis, you can spot our team volunteering at local soup kitchens, running charity races, or organizing clothes drives in the office. To learn more about our commitment to corporate social responsibility, click here.

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Corporate Social Responsibility

Our office is committed to creating a cleaner, greener environment. To learn more about the ways in which our office has gone the extra mile to “go green,” click here.

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