Insight Center Analyst

Alvarez & Marsal

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Firm: Alvarez & Marsal

Location: London

Education: Postgraduate degree

Benefits: Competitive

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Who You Are

You’re a self-starter and problem solver that loves variety at work. You enjoy collaborating with team members from other USA and European offices. When faced with challenges to solve, you dive in and think creatively to find great solutions to research-based questions, therefore you have a good understanding of financial metrics and are comfortable with numbers, but importantly you have a flair for customer service.

Who We Are

Alvarez & Marsal is a leading independent global professional services firm, specializing in providing turnaround management, performance improvement and corporate advisory services. With more than 4,000 professionals based in over 60 locations across North America, Europe, Asia, and Latin America, our firm excels in problem solving and value creation. Drawing on a strong operational heritage and hands-on-approach, our professionals work closely with organizations and stakeholders to help tackle complex business issues and maximize value.

A&M Insight Center is the rapidly growing research and benchmarking arm of Alvarez & Marsal. The mission of A&M Insight Center is to provide our professionals and our client executives with highly relevant, industry specific, actionable, fact-based insights derived through our proprietary benchmark and research studies on a global basis. The group was founded to adhere to one of A&M’s founding principles, “No shooting from the hip”. A&M Insight Center supports client work and business development projects with an ever-growing toolbox of products, including custom benchmarking and research studies and targeted subscriptions and resources. The team considers research both a science and an art, and as such is committed to developing high-quality, unique and insightful deliverables to support stakeholders.

A&M’s Insight Centre is looking for a London-based Research Analyst to join the growing team on a temporary contract, for six months initially.  The EU Insight Centre Research Analyst will support the Insight Centre Team in providing a range of research support functions. The role involves working directly with the European leaders and project teams to deliver benchmarking, analytics and research services which support thought leadership, business development and client work. This role requires the keen ability to multi-task in order to deliver a range of research requests.

What you bring

  • Bachelor’s/Master’s degree in a related field
  • Relevant work experience in a similar role
  • Excellent analytical skills and research experience using Bloomberg
  • Knowledge of other research databases Factiva, Capital IQ, APQC
  • Financial research, financial analysis, and financial markets/trends
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
  • Advanced knowledge of MS Office (Excel)

Your general qualities

  • Motivated by constant learning and desire to build something meaningful
  • Entrepreneurial
  • Ability to deliver high quality results, often in a time-constrained environment
  • Flexible/adaptable and creative thinker
  • Results-oriented mindset
  • Team Player
  • Positive and “Let’s Get it Done” attitude; willing to pitch in where needed

Your responsibilities
 

You will fulfill a wide range of varied research requests by interacting directly with A&M stakeholders from all divisions and across all levels - from Analysts to Managing Directors. You will engage in the full life-cycle of the request from the scoping phase to delivering the final output. These requests will include, but are not limited to the following examples:

  • Identifying and obtaining reports from industry, financial, IT and news subscriptions and resources
  • Assisting in Selling, General & Administrative (SG&A) functional and process benchmarking
  • Conducting financial analysis on a range of companies to understand their financial health
  • Creating market overviews to track industry trends

In addition, you will:

  • Help to manage the research request pipeline through Salesforce.com
  • Collaborate with the US-based team to prioritise, coordinate and manage any research requests assigned to you to complete
  • Promote the Insight Centre and provide education to the European professionals on how to leverage and engage with the Insight Centre
  • Increase awareness and management of local research tools
  • Work collaboratively with counterparts in the US as part of the global Insight Centre team to drive a “one-firm” approach to research

Desirable skills and experience

  • Financial Analysis qualifications such as CFA
  • Multi-lingual (EU languages) preferred; English-language proficiency test may be required

Voluntary Inclusion


It is Alvarez & Marsal’s policy to provide and promote equal opportunity in employment, compensation, and other terms and conditions of employment without discrimination because of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, family medical history or genetic information, political affiliation, military service, pregnancy, marital status, family status, religion, national origin, age or disability or any other non-merit based factor in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations.

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Please note that as per A&M policy, we do not accept unsolicited resumes from third-party recruiters unless such recruiters were engaged to provide candidates for a specified opening. Any employment agency, person or entity that submits an unsolicited resume does so with the understanding that A&M will have the right to hire that applicant at its discretion without any fee owed to the submitting employment agency, person or entity.

Job information

Firm: Alvarez & Marsal

Location: London

Education: Postgraduate degree

Benefits: Competitive

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