Preqin is a leading international data and intelligence provider working exclusively in the alternative assets’ space. Covering private equity, venture capital, hedge funds, private real estate and private infrastructure, Preqin is a highly successful and dynamic firm with research, development and client services staff located in offices in New York, London and Singapore. The company services over 2,000 subscribing firms worldwide, providing key financial data that has a real impact on how key Finance Industry professionals make decisions.
Within its New York operation, Preqin has doubled in size within the last year, and is continuing with its impressive expansion. The company is currently seeking a motivated and ambitious lead development analyst for its successful Business Development team located in the heart of Manhattan’s financial district.
Lead Development Analyst:
In support of the sales team, the Lead Development Analyst will identify and contact potential new clients, helping to arrange walkthroughs and meetings for senior members of the sales team. The lead development role is as a training role that will develop into a fully fledged sales position within the Preqin client services team. It is likely that the successful candidate will hold the position of lead development analyst for around nine months before graduating. During this time, full training on all aspects of alternatives will be provided, including many opportunities to interact and meet with new clients.
The potential rewards available within the Preqin client services team are extremely competitive, both in terms of financial reward and career progression. Salespeople regularly earn in excess of $100,000 gross per annum (base salary plus commission), with top salespeople earning significantly more. The role also provides the opportunity to form relationships with senior executives at leading financial institutions, earn financial qualifications such as the CFA and to develop in-depth knowledge of the Alternative Assets industry.
The package for the Lead Development Analyst includes; base salary of $40,000, medical and dental insurance on an employee basis, access to a 401k scheme plus a commission share of all sales made from leads developed. On target this should equate to an additional $750 - $1250+ per month.
In addition to being a high achieving candidate with an active and avid interest in finance and a passionate desire to succeed in sales, these traits will help make you a strong candidate for the role:
- A GPA of 3.0 or higher
- A strong work ethic
- Superior written and verbal communication skills
- A positive and tenacious attitude
- Highly organized and enthusiastic team player
- Self-motivated and flexible
- Strong sales aptitude, networking and client development abilities
This role would suit a graduate with some sales exposure looking to start a new and exciting career. However, sales experience is not essential, and high achieving graduates who can demonstrate an aptitude for selling will be considered.