Research Associate

Location: Washington DC

Salary: Commensurate with experience

Our client is seeking a driven junior-level research associate to support the Head of Research, along with the firm’s Senior Executives.  The ideal candidate has strong data management and analytical skills, and a passion for financial markets. 

Job Responsibilities:

  • Provide broad support to key senior executives:
  • Research and prepare presentations for internal and external investor meetings and conferences;
  • Analyze proprietary economic and financial data to develop “house” views on the likely direction of asset prices and the global economy;
  • Research and analyze financial data and macroeconomic data;
  • Develop and compose written material related to industry and macroeconomic trends; and
  • Collaborate across various global and domestic departments within the firm to lead and support special projects.
  • Work closely with senior executives, providing research and assistance with special projects.
  • Provide support to the firm’s Investor Relations function:
  • Develop presentations for meetings with existing and prospective investors;
  • Assist with the development and preparation of marketing materials for new funds; and
  • Assist with the creation of written materials related to industry and macroeconomic trends.
  • Provide support to the firm’s corporate private equity, real estate, and credit investment committees;
  • Assist with development of content and themes for various firm marketing materials, including the firm’s Annual Report and Corporate Citizenship Report;
  • Provide presentation support for the firm’s semi-annual investor and leadership conferences.
  • Other reasonably assigned duties as assigned.

Job Requirements:

  • Undergraduate degree required with a GPA of 3.5 or higher. Concentration in business, economics, finance or statistics preferred.
  • At least 1-2 years of experience in a finance-oriented research/writing role required
  • Extensive experience using a statistical programming language (R, S-Plus, SAS, Matlab, Quantum, etc.)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • A creative, constructive,  and resourceful collaborator a must
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision with strong follow-through skills
  • Ability to juggle multiple and changing priorities
  • Excellent Microsoft Office Skills (including PowerPoint, Word, and Excel)