• Competitive
  • Bangalore, Karnataka, India
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Moody's
  • 2018-05-23

Research Associate

Location: Bangalore, Karnataka, India

The Role / Responsibilities:
The MIS Research group's objective is to enable MIS to get the right research to the right people at the right time. The Research group is responsible for driving research content, organizing product management, overseeing operations & managing operational controls. This role is part of the function that supports the overall MIS Research objective by managing onshore and/or offshore research, ratings and data activities.
Research Support is a global team with members located in New York, London, Gurgaon and Bangalore. This role supports the creation and publication of various types of research reports for Moody's Investors Service, across multiple regions and a wide range of industry sectors. The team's output includes a mix of financial and descriptive written content.

The Research Coordinator will work closely with India-based research and editorial team members, onshore Analysts and Research Managers, and the MIS Production Team.

Key activities include:
  • Support management of the end-to-end production process of research products; ensure product quality is appropriate per service level agreements (SLAs)
  • Ensure research workflow is properly managed in accordance with defined operational processes
  • Participate in team conference calls and meetings, both internally and with analysts; ensure follow-up on issues requiring escalation
  • Interact with India-based colleagues and analysts regularly to deliver high quality research products
  • Serve as key point of contact for issue escalation from analysts and research leadership in the lines of business
  • Support creation of management presentations and deliver analytical reports on weekly, monthly, and ad-hoc basis; periodically attend/present in meetings with research leadership
  • Collate and track operational metrics, e.g., daily tracking and monitoring of workflow in SharePoint, MS Outlook, MS Access, as appropriate; deliver metrics reporting to research leadership and other stakeholders
  • Support creation and maintenance of operational documentation and guidelines
  • Support delivery of training to analysts and offshore teams for new research products / changes in processes

MIS Research

  • BA/BS required; concentration in a business related discipline helpful but not required
  • At least 2 years of professional relevant work experience, preferably working in a financial institution, with credit and/or research knowledge
  • Project management experience is a strong plus
  • Strong quantitative and qualitative skills
  • Exceptional attention to detail relating to written and financial research content, metrics tracking and reporting, creating, modifying, manipulating high volumes of data
  • Highly proficient in MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint; knowledge of SharePoint helpful but not required
  • Accurately manage and maintain large volumes of data in Excel; proficient in Excel functions such as pivot tables, v-lookup, filter/sorting, index match, conditional formatting, text to columns, etc.; formatting worksheets for presentations and reports to senior management
  • Excellent communication, presentation, and administrative management skills
  • Polished, professional email and phone communication style is essential
  • A positive outgoing attitude with good interpersonal skills, and the ability to build strong professional relationships with both internal and external parties
  • Effective and comfortable interacting with both junior and very senior level analysts/research leadership
  • Fluency in English is essential

Moody's is an essential component of the global capital markets, providing credit ratings, research, tools and analysis that contribute to transparent and integrated financial markets. Moody's Corporation (NYSE: MCO) is the parent company of Moody's Investors Service, which provides credit ratings and research covering debt instruments and securities, and Moody's Analytics, which offers leading-edge software, advisory services and research for credit and economic analysis and financial risk management. The Corporation, which reported revenue of $4.2 billion in 2017, employs approximately 11,900 people worldwide and maintains a presence in 41 countries. Further information is available at www.moodys.com.

Moody's is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law.

Candidates for Moody's Corporation may be asked to disclose securities holdings pursuant to Moody's Policy for Securities Trading and the requirements of the position. Employment is contingent upon compliance with the Policy, including remediation of positions in those holdings as necessary.

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