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Senior Associate, Bernstein - Autonomous Research - Southern European Banks

London, United Kingdom
Posted 3 days ago Hybrid Permanent Competitive
Posted by
Victoria Williams
Recruiting Consultant
We have an opening for a Senior Research Associate in our highly-ranked Southern European Banks team in London. Our industry teams are typically only two or three professionals in number, and you will have a high level of responsibility and be empowered to make an important contribution.

As a Senior Research Associate you will:

  • Acquire expertise in your sector working with a Senior Analyst who is a seasoned industry expert
  • Become adept at in-depth analysis of your industry and companies
  • Demonstrate thought leadership and make significant contributions to our highly differentiated written product and forward-looking financial analysis
  • Develop relationships with institutional clients, sales and trading, as well as interact with senior management of companies in your industry

We make a strong commitment to Associate development, and give you opportunities to rapidly gain visibility and incremental responsibility. While our culture is intellectually rigorous, it is also very collegial and fun – Associates participate in a range of activities including philanthropy, development and leadership programs, social events, mentoring and annual on- and off-sites.

Our Senior Research Associates typically possess:

  • A 1st class or 2:1 undergraduate degree in a relevant academic subject such as Accounting, Finance, Economics, Mathematics, the Sciences or Engineering from a university that is widely recognised as being ranked within the top 10-20 global institutions in its field
  • Where applicable, a GMAT score of 730 and above
  • Excellent broad-based analytical skills
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills
  • Advanced financial modelling skills and/or experience of analysing banks from a financial standpoint (may have credentials such as the CAA, CFA, ACA or CPA or may have worked in investment banking)
  • Relentless intellectual curiosity and a drive to excel at the highest level
  • Intermediate language skills / ability to handle texts in Spanish and Italian preferable

London based.  Immediate start.

We look for consummate team players who seek a highly rigorous and collegial environment for their career development.  These are typically 3-5 year positions with outstanding growth potential.  Historically, our associate positions have proven to be excellent platforms for successful professional careers in investing.

Application Instructions

Please submit your CV and cover letter by clicking on the 'Apply now' button.  We look forward to learning more about you.

Company Description

Bernstein is widely recognized as Wall Street's premier sell-side research and brokerage firm, with a global equity trading platform that spans the U.S., Europe, and Asia. Our firm was founded in the U.S. in 1967 and in the U.K. in 1999.  Our research and trading capabilities are sought out by leading investment managers around the world, and we are annually ranked at the top of our industry by acknowledged arbiters. In independent surveys of major institutional clients, Bernstein's research is ranked #1 for overall quality, industry knowledge, most trusted, best detailed financial analysis, major company studies, most useful valuation frameworks and best original research. In Institutional Investor’s latest annual client survey, the leading survey by which research analysts in our industry are evaluated, over 90% of our U.S. analysts and the majority of our European Analysts were recognized as among the best in their respective fields – more than any other firm in our industry.  We began operations in Hong Kong in 2010 and Mumbai in 2018, and now cover a range of sectors across Asia.

In April 2019 we acquired Autonomous Research, a highly regarded global financial services independent research firm. The combination of Bernstein and Autonomous solidifies our standing as the largest global independent research firm, and further positions us as the preeminent provider of the highest-quality independent research to our clients worldwide.

Research has always been Bernstein's calling card. The brand is defined by our renowned Blackbooks, known for their unbiased, in-depth company and industry forecasts. We have a community of Research Analysts who are acknowledged thought leaders that typically have many years of experience in the industries they cover. Our reputation is for the very highest caliber of independent and disciplined investment and industry analysis. We are a wholly-owned subsidiary of our buy-side parent, AB.