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Research Analyst

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  • Workplace:


  • Job Type:

    Full-time, Permanent

  • Role:


  • Industry:

    Financial Services

  • Location:

    West End, London

  • Salary:


  • Contact:

    Hannah King

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  • Start date:

  • Published:

    2 days, 20 hours, and 53 minutes

Research Analyst (Fluent Japanese-speaking)
International Investment Fund
Permanent, Hybrid
Salary based on experience plus excellent company bens

The Client:
VWA is recruiting for a highly entrepreneurial, successful and reputable investment fund; based in Mayfair, this is a firm with global reach and a strong presence. Our client is now seeking to add to the London-based Research team, to take on a highly stimulating Research Analyst opportunity.

Applicants must be fluent in English and Japanese (required) and Mandarin (ideal but not essential).

Kindly note that this opportunity is not a fast-track to an Investment Professional role.

The Research Analyst Role:
This Research Analyst position will sit under a Director and work in a small team; the role will offer much interaction internally and with contacts externally across the globe. The research-focused tasks will be broad and include:

  • Receiving a multitude of different research tasks in relation to market areas, politics and geographical locations.
  • Juggling concurrent research projects with the ability to prioritise and work to sometimes tight deadlines.
  • Internal communications with stakeholders across different business areas.
  • External communications with consultants, experts, research providers and managing these relationships.
  • Other duties as required.

Required Skills & Experience:

  • Fluent English and Japanese
  • Fluent Mandarin would be ideal but not essential
  • Applicants will ideally be of degree-calibre from a top university
  • Several years' experience in business consulting research, financial journalism, or another financial services company with demonstrable skills, and a keen interest, in research.
  • Strong qualitative and quantitative skills when handling data
  • Curiosity and adaptability to take on breadth of research tasks
  • Relationship management skills
  • Resilience and creativity
  • Managing workload effectively during periods of intensity
  • A keen interest and demonstrable understanding of financial markets
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel

Additional Details:

  • A unique opportunity to join a prestigious company and work within a friendly, high-achieving and supportive group of individuals.


  • Core hours for the role are 9am - 6pm and will require flexibility to work towards tight deadlines which may fall outside of core hours.
  • Salary will be based on experience plus a discretionary bonus and excellent company benefits.
  • Hybrid working (Tuesdays and Wednesdays required to be office-based).

If you are experienced in research and want to work with a close-knit team where you can add value from day one, please apply today!

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