Private Equity Research Analyst (New York or Chicago)
Ernst & Young - Chicago, IL

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Private Equity Research Analyst (New York or Chicago) - CHI0027L US-IL-Chicago
      Job Summary:

      As an experienced researcher you will provide timely and high-quality authoritative research to support requests from The Private Equity sector, including supporting the Private equity Global Sector Center. The research supports data-driven deliverables in response to customer needs, including in-depth complex information that identifies key industry players and issues in order to support strategic decision making.

      The Private Equity Researcher is responsible for undertaking research and packaging the results into synthesis-driven deliverables using a range of internal and external specialty tools, resources and databases. You will team with colleagues supporting the Private Equity sector and contribute to analytic deliverables and white papers. In addition, you will provide coaching to customers on the use of knowledge tools and assists customers in identifying resources that address their requests and champion the sharing of knowledge within the firm.

      Essential Functions of the Job:

      „ Delivers synthesis-driven qualitative research to fulfill both structured and unstructured requests to support the Private Equity sector, often under the guidance of a senior colleague

      „ Proactively supports priority accounts through in-depth company research; serves as emerging subject matter expert in the field of knowledge resources and data availability

      „ Collaborates with analysts and conducts research to support the creation of thought leadership; prepares and assists in the completion of industry newsletters or updates

      „ Leverages an extensive range of external and secondary research resources for information gathering

      „ Understands financial statements and can blend inputs from qualitative and quantitative sources into a compelling narrative

      „ Conducts primary research as appropriate and synthesizes the information into a clear message

      „ Conducts or assists in delivering presentations, training and workshops for internal clients on key business issues and developments

      Analytical/Decision Making Responsibilities:

      „ Performs research that translates undefined business needs into knowledge solutions

      „ Effectively manages customer expectations

      Knowledge and Skills Requirements:

      „ Strong oral and written communication skills; proficient presentation skills

      „ Excellent research and problem-solving skills; emerging analytical and consequential thinking

      „ Proactive attitude

      „ Attention to detail

      „ Good project and time-management skills; able to complete multiple tasks and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment

      „ Strong work ethic and good team player, confident working in a virtual environment

      „ Proficient in retrieval of information from proprietary online databases, wire services, the internet and other secondary sources (e.g., Bloomberg, Factiva)

      „ Passionate about research in the corporate environment

      „ Excellent Word, Excel and PowerPoint skills

      „ An understanding of financial statements and reporting

      „ Able to interact with all levels, including senior management


      „ Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Finance, Business, Economics, Information Management, Journalism, Law or related subjects, or equivalent work experience


      „ Three or more years’ experience in business or industry research as appropriate

      „ Knowledge and experience in a professional services environment preferred

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