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Posted: Sunday, 19 March 2017, 0:11


Recruiter: CoreData Research
Salary: Competitive
Location: City of London
Job sector: Finance
Job type: Internship/Placement
Hours: Full-time

How to apply

Name: Blake Watkinson
Info for Applicants: Email

Apply with: Resume and Cover Letter
Deadline for applications: 13/03/2017

Research Consultant (Internship, developing into full-time role after 3 months)

CoreData Research is a research consultancy to the asset management and broader financial services industry. We are a growing business, and focus our energies on developing research solutions that help businesses grow in an environment that is constantly changing. We are looking for a proactive individual with a proven statistical and research background to join our team in London.

This Research Consultant role would best suit an individual with a solid analytical focus and strong writing skills – you must be interested in and proficient in statistical methods and practiced in implementing these approaches. You may be a recent graduate with a background in economics/ statistics/ business/ finance disciplines.

You will work alongside senior researchers in the business to produce thoughtful and insightful research reports. A passion for research is a must, and demonstrated knowledge of how to conduct research will be a distinct advantage.

Key responsibilities include conducting customised quantitative and qualitative research studies including project set up, project management, research design and methodology, analysis, reporting and presentations.

Desired skills and experience

• Undergraduate degree in economics/business/finance disciplines
• A master’s degree preferably
• Proficient in statistical methodologies
• A keen interest in and learning more about the investment management industry
• Proficient in Microsoft PowerPoint, Word and Excel skills
• Excellent attention to detail and accuracy
• Sound understanding of market research qualitative and quantitative principles and methodologies
• Strong numeracy skills
• Proficient with SPSS

Behavioural Attributes

• Would suit an energetic and disciplined self-starter with the maturity to work independently.
• Positive attitude and a team player
• Genuine interest in data analysis and research
• Interested in learning about the financial services industry
• Confident and self-motivated
• Problem solving skills
• Proactive - takes initiative
• Strong people influencing skills
• Excellent written and verbal communication

What’s on offer?

CoreData is a medium sized business, with offices across the globe. Team members that are successful get the opportunity to travel to international offices, are eligible for overseas posting and after meeting defined targets can receive bonuses.

CoreData Research encourages personal development of its staff and will support initiatives to realise this - be it training or further education. We also offer competitive salaries with scope to increase as individuals develop, and also contribute above the level required to pay into staff company pensions.

Primary tasks

• Design appropriate parameters of research for client projects (sample requirements, etc.)
• Interpret statistical information gathered from market research
• Research, identify, and filter data for analysis
• Analyze qualitative and quantitative data from surveys and secondary data sources to produce key insights supporting research objectives
• Prepare reports of research findings, illustrating data graphically and translating complex findings into written text
• Develop research products for financial clients from inception to completion, when required

Secondary tasks

• Conceptual development of white papers and other research papers to promote CoreData in the market and within the media.
• Assisting with database management/development, when required.
• Assisting in the preparation of proposals and pitching material, when required.

About CoreData

CoreData Research UK is the London-based arm of a broader global specialist financial services research and strategy consultancy.
The UK division is part of the CoreData Group which also has operations in Australia, the United States, the Philippines, Malta, Colombia and Singapore.
With a primary focus on financial services CoreData Research provides clients with both bespoke and syndicated research services through a variety of data collection strategies and methodologies, along with consulting and research database hosting and outsourcing services.

CoreData Research provides both business-to-business and business-to-consumer research, while the group’s offering includes market intelligence, guidance on strategic positioning, methods for developing new business, advice on operational marketing and other consulting services.
CoreData Research prides itself in identifying market trends at the earliest opportunity and formulating insightful quantifiable research that clients can use to help them stay ahead of the market and better meet the day-to-day challenges facing their businesses.

Our focus is on bringing deep market knowledge to research and strategy development. The group's research is not just about information and data but at providing insight so clients can develop strategies that work and allow them to grow.
The team is a complimentary blend of experienced financial services, research, marketing and media professionals, who together combine their years of industry experience with primary research to bring perspective to existing market conditions and evolving trends.

How to apply?

Please apply by sending your resume and a cover letter to
We would also welcome a writing sample that demonstrates your business writing skills.

CoreData Research is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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