• Competitive
  • Bangalore, Karnataka, India
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Moody's
  • 2018-05-22

Senior 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.

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) and the workflow is properly managed in accordance with defined operational processes
  • Research and prepare daily news briefings, "Newsletters" for executives and business teams across MIS
  • Work with onshore managers to set criteria for selection of news articles and identify and prioritize relevant news stories to be included in the newsletters
  • Identify and research issues and/or news discrepancies
  • Mentor & Train junior members of the team on process narratives & support cross-learning across various Research processes.
  • Lead efforts along with global MIS Research teams in supporting high quality research products, including receiving, review and analysing data and other reports as well as coordinating responses on data investigation/issues as necessary
  • Support creation of management presentations and deliver reports or analysis on ad-hoc basis
  • Collate and track operational metrics, e.g. research process and workflow record
  • Support creation and maintenance of operational documentation and guidelines


MIS Research

  • Bachelor's Degree in business, finance, accounting or similar field with >3 years of professional work experience, preferably in research or as a financial journalist
  • Knowledge of markets news services such as Down Jones Factiva and Bloomberg
  • Experience with business and data analysis with strong analytical and problem solving 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
  • Excellent communication, presentation, and administrative management skills
  • A positive outgoing attitude with good interpersonal skills, and the ability to build strong professional relationships with both local and global stakeholders


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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