Research Analyst - Paid Placement

£39,600 (pro rata)
London, Piccadilly Circus


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 paid placement, 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 paid placement, you will join the UCITS fund research team on an interim basis. The team is currently made up of three full time fund research analysts, focused on the alternative UCITS sector which has grown significantly in the last 5 years. The team produces research and analysis for professional investors via the online research database. On this placement, you will gain invaluable exposure into investments, and will be analysing and updating the database on a current project, ready for a new launch.

Please note: This is a 2 month placement, with the potential to move into a permanent role.

Key responsibilities

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

  • Updating their database of funds ahead of the launch of a new internet site
  • Downloading all new fund launches from various geographies
  • Determining those that are UCITS funds
  • Providing strategy & manager due diligence coverage
  • Aiding the team with ad hoc projects
  • Support the development of the platform

Job requirements

  • You will need to be either a graduate or a final year/Masters’ student, who has either achieved or is on track for a 2.1 or above, ideally in a finance related subject
  • Previous experience in an analytical internship
  • Self starter
  • Good IT skills
  • Strong analytical and research skills
  • 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
  • A 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

Benefits of the job

  • 39,600 pro rata (3,300 per month)
  • 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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