Senior Research Analyst

Postgraduate degree
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Who You Are

You’re a self-starter and problem solver that loves variety at work. You enjoy collaborating with other Insight Center team members from our USA and European offices. When faced with challenges to solve, you dive in and think creatively to find great solutions to research-based questions. You have a good understanding of financial metrics and are comfortable with numbers, you are experienced in finding industry research, managing a pipeline of requests, but importantly you have a flair for customer service. You will have most likely worked in a similar research service for a professional services or consulting firm previously.

Who We Are

Alvarez & Marsal (A&M) is a leading independent global professional services firm, specializing in providing turnaround management, performance improvement and corporate advisory services. With more than 5,000 professionals based in 45 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 Center is looking for a Senior Research Analyst to join our growing team in the London office.  You will provide a range of research support functions across the whole firm. The role involves working directly with client facing staff to deliver financial benchmarking, market and industry research, company research as well as macro-economic research and analysis. This research supports thought leadership, business development and on occasions in-depth client work. This role requires the keen ability to multi-task in order to deliver a wide range of research requests, manage research pipelines for yourself and other third-party research providers that we use, and help with research product evaluations and train staff on research techniques and best practice.

There may be some travel required.

What you bring

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field

  • Related work experience in a similar role for a number of years

  • Excellent research experience in a similar role with a professional services, consulting firm or other financial organization

  • Good project management skills, able to manage a research request pipeline, and multi-task

  • Strong experience of research databases such as Thomson Eikon, Capital IQ, Factiva, APQC

  • Demonstrable financial research, financial analysis, and financial markets/trends knowledge

  • Outstanding customer relationship management skills, able to manage expectations, delivery timescales, and agree outputs

  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills

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:

  • Conducting financial analysis on a range of companies to understand their financial health

  • Analyzing country and company data, commodity pricing, and other variables to provide detailed financial and industry insight for “Points of View” documents that are used to deliver content for A&M clients about their current and future market position

  • Providing data on various operational benchmarks, company strategy, and company insights

  • Create and support “watchlists” to help various teams with their business development activities

In addition, you will:

  • Help to manage the research request pipeline through

  • Collaborate with the team to prioritize, coordinate and project manage research requests that are sent to our third-party research partners

  • Promote the Insight Center and provide education on how to leverage and engage with the Insight Center

  • Work collaboratively with counterparts in the global Insight Center team to drive a “one-firm” approach to research Positive and “Let’s Get it Done” attitude; willing to pitch in where needed

Desirable skills and experience

  • Advanced knowledge of MS Office (particular ability with PPT presentations and Pivot Tables in Excel)

Diversity & Inclusion

A&M’s entrepreneurial culture celebrates independent thinkers and doers who can positively impact our clients and shape our industry. The collaborative environment and engaging work—guided by A&M’s core values of Integrity, Quality, Objectivity, Fun, Personal Reward, and Inclusive Diversity—are the main reasons our people love working at A&M. Inclusive Diversity means we embrace diversity and we foster inclusiveness. It runs through how we recruit, develop employees, conduct business, support clients, and partner with vendors. It is the A&M way.

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, gender identity, 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.

Unsolicited Resumes from Third-Party Recruiters

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

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