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Research Analyst

£30,000 - £50,000
London, Mayfair

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Samuel Hickson

I am a Recruitment Consultant, working predominantly on Technology & Digital, and Marketing & Advertising graduate jobs.

My area of expertise

I work across a real range of sectors and graduate jobs, but in my time as a Consultant so far I've had the chance to work mainly on Technology & Digital jobs.

Why I chose to work at Give A Grad A Go

Recruitment was something I had already considered, but the moment I walked into Give A Grad A Go was when I realised it was the place for me. The office culture was buzzing, the people seemed great and management really made an effort to show that they liked me (hopefully they still do!)

The worst job I've had

I used to spend the gap between semesters at uni working at a school uniform shop. I really didn't enjoy retail and the shop was massively overrun with angry teenagers arguing with their parents... but you have to pay off the overdraft somehow!

Looking for finance jobs in London, and want to work for a market-leading independent investment boutique?

Company profile

In this Research Analyst graduate job, you will be joining an FCA-regulated independent advisory and asset raising boutique, who specialise in alternative UCITS. They have raised over $1.4bn for UCITS fund clients, as well as providing market-leading research on the sector. In 2016 they launched their own UCITS fund platform, which allows them to host and manage funds – and now this established firm have five funds on their platform, which they are looking to build out further.

Job description

In this Research Analyst graduate job, you will be working to provide investors with a detailed insight into funds and managers; producing strategy research, statistics and ongoing commentary on the sector. Through your research, you will be expected to provide exceptional advisory services to clients, providing them with recommended portfolios of hedge fund ideas and market leading UCITS hedge fund conferences. You will need to be both analytically-minded and a real people person; as you will be required to communicate and present your research findings, both internally and externally to the firm's key clients.

Key responsibilities

In this Research Analyst graduate job, your responsibilities will include:

  • Maintaining and improving the company’s online research presence and investor conferences
  • Focusing on identifying, planning and writing research reports on the alternative UCITS sector
  • Attending manager meetings and developing a deep understanding of the alternative UCITS industry
  • Communicating & presenting research findings both internally to the sales team and externally to clients of the firm
  • Developing strong relationships with other investors and fund managers in the sector, via calls, meetings and attendance of industry events
  • Contributing to the management of the several advisory relationships including contributing to and attending Investment Committee and Risk meetings.
  • Providing manager due diligence coverage for investments & clients
  • Supporting the development of the strategies platform

So, what are we looking for?

  • A minimum of a 2.1 degree from a Russell Group university - a financial-based subject would be a plus
  • Strong analytical and research skills
  • Someone who is highly numerate with the ability to discuss and articulate technical investment concepts
  • Excellent written English
  • Sound presentation skills with the confidence to participate in internal meetings as well as presenting to external clients of the firm
  • Drive, energy and enthusiasm to advance within a small company
  • Rigorous and detailed approach to research
  • Collegial and happy to work as part of a small team
  • The successful candidate will hold the highest standard of integrity and business ethics

What else is on offer?

  • A very competitive starting salary of between 30,000 - 50,000
  • Thorough training from industry leaders
  • Support for professional qualifications
  • Private Healthcare
  • A brilliant office culture

Looking for analyst graduate jobs in London, and want to work for a market-leading company? If you’re highly analytical, with an interest in investment, apply for this Research Analyst job in London today!

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