Research Analyst

Location
NEW YORK
Posted
Dec 11, 2013
Closes
Jan 10, 2014
Contact
Ms. Human Resources Department
Duration
Full Time
Money-Media (www.money-media.com), based in Manhattan, is seeking a Research Analyst to join our team covering the asset management industry. As a subsidiary of the Financial Times, we offer competitive salary and an attractive benefits package including medical and dental, 401(k) and additional perks as well as a positive and team-oriented environment.

The position’s role is twofold: to help support more senior analysts in their research work, and to conduct his/her own research that results in writing bylined articles and reports. This position is based in our New York City office.

This is a new position created to capitalize on client demand for in-depth intelligence and analysis on topical industry developments. The Research Analyst role will evolve over time, and the growth in responsibility will depend on the employee’s experience and job performance.
The Research Analyst role is a highly collaborative position, working closely with the Director of Research and other members of the research team. At the same time, when tasked with well-defined projects the Research Analyst must be able to manage them with a high degree of autonomy. The ideal candidate is knowledgeable both in the asset management industry and in either writing or learning to write original research and analysis.

Effective writing skills, critical thinking aptitude, and the ability to work under deadlines are of paramount importance. The Research Analyst’s responsibilities will include:
• Developing periodic research reports, notes and analyses about trends in the asset management industry related to business strategy
• Staying abreast of current trends in asset management
• Building and testing online surveys
• Administering surveys from start to finish, and following up with survey respondents
• Creating charts and graphs from survey data, and identifying stories/trends in the data
• Participating in calls with research sources
• Building and maintaining shared lists/databases
• Helping research new ideas for surveys and new survey participants
• Conducting online or document-based research

The ideal candidate has a college degree and 3+ years of experience in investment management/wealth management, research or journalism. The following skills are crucial:
• Superior writing and analytical skills
• Project management skills and a strong attention to detail
• Knowledge of Word, Excel and PowerPoint
• Facility with numbers, and a basic understanding of statistical concepts.
• Experience interacting with senior-level executives
• Understanding of the asset management industry

Money-Media is a friendly company with an entrepreneurial spirit. We are an organization of people with initiative and integrity who are passionate about their profession and value positive and creative thinking, a commitment to continual improvement and resiliency.

Money-Media’s Mission Statement
Money-Media creates and delivers niche, must-have, actionable content that generates a significant profit and solves the information needs of busy professionals.

To accomplish our mission, we uphold the following core values:
• Honor our obligation to our customers to offer our best work daily and act in an ethical manner at all times.
• Make our customers smarter and successful, our stakeholders prosperous and our communities stronger.
• Maintain an organization of people with initiative and integrity who are passionate about their jobs.
• Create a fun work environment where individuality and community spirit flourish.
• Think and act like entrepreneurial business owners, working together positively, creatively, and thriving on innovative thinking. • Dedicate ourselves to continual improvement as individuals and as an organization, remaining resilient and valuing feedback.
• Trust each other to do our jobs and communicate openly, candidly, and respectfully to one another.
• Reward and assess people based on performance.

While we recognize Money-Media is constantly changing, we are steadfast in our commitment to these core values.

Money Media is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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