Current Vacancies | Research Assistant

Research Assistant

FE is looking to recruit an ambitious graduate into its growing research department. The role offers excellent potential for development; the successful candidate will be expected to help grow the business and will have the opportunity to be involved in developing a wide range of consultancy services, as well as having the chance to take on significant amounts of responsibility within the research team.

The role will be based in the company’s London office and will be 37 ½ hours per week.

The Role

  • Assist in the production of analysis and research on Funds, Fund Managers and Fund Groups.
  • Manage internal databases, indices and registers.
  • Help develop efficient, automated solutions for the delivery of research products.
  • Oversee recommended funds list and model portfolios using quantitative governance tools, flagging up possible areas of concern for further analysis.
  • Produce governance reports.

The Candidate

  • Graduate with a degree in a relevant subject.
  • Intuitive understanding of data analysis. Must be able to handle large quantities of data and be able to present analysis in a clear, robust fashion, using MS Office tools.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; ability to convey complex subject material in simple, easy to understand manner.
  • Keen attention to detail. Must be able to review and edit both quantitative and qualitative analysis.
  • Strong grasp of quantitative and qualitative fund analysis; able to translate ratio and performance data into meaningful insights about the fund.
  • Must be presentable and able to represent FE at a senior level within the industry.
  • Must have strong MS Excel skills, good working knowledge of VBA preferred
  • Confidence in their own ability. Should be confident enough to think they can do better and not afraid to take on challenges; but have enough humility to recognise their mistakes and learn from them.
  • Quick to learn and displays a thirst for knowledge – should be excited about the chance to learn in a broad role.
  • They will have good debating skills; won’t be afraid to voice their opinion and disagree with people in a more senior position, but must be able to understand and assimilate new information quickly.
  • Will be adaptable enough to transfer their skills to a range of new tasks as the role evolves and not afraid to jump in and give something a go that is outside their usual theatre of operations.
  • Possess a genuine interest in investing and the investment industry and have a broad understanding of a wide range of relevant issues.

Competitive salary and benefits package for successful applicant. To apply, please send your CV to Rebecca Spink, HR Assistant: rebecca.spink@financialexpress.net