Private Equity Research Analyst (New York or Chicago)
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
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
Ernst & Young - 2 years ago
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