Research, London: currently 67 jobs.The latest job was posted on 21 Mar 19.
Research Roles in London
Research analysts in London are paid an average of £40,000 per year if they are working outside the investment banking industry. Investment banking Research professionals are on the normal banking pay scale – at the associate level they can earn £60,000-70,000 per year, not including bonuses and long-term incentive compensation. Research jobs in asset management pay a little less than this, although hedge fund research analysts can earn even more in good years.
Research professionals need a strong academic background and analytical skills; many of them will have or be working toward the CFA Charter holder qualification. As an analyst, you are expected to have an in-depth knowledge of a particular industry sector or market, and to be able to make contacts and gather information to give your company a competitive edge. Successful research staff also need to have strong written communication skills and to be confident giving presentations. Increasingly, research staff are expected to take a proactive role in marketing and selling their services.
At present, quantitative research staff with a background in statistics and data science are in the greatest demand. There are also opportunities for environmental, social and governance research and for the classic equity research and credit research roles. Outside the financial sector, data provider and index firms need market research analysts.
More about working in London
As a leading international city, London has many of the world’s top academic researchers, with three of the top twenty research universities in the world located there. Jobs are concentrated the central districts of Westminster and the City of London, along with entertainment and cultural areas.
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