Research Analyst

Punter Southall

  • Contact: Human Resources
  • Reference: 000666

A professional who assists quantification experts with all aspects of their job, mainly gathering historical data from primary and secondary sources as well as undertaking the administrative activities required to capture and document the provenance of the data.

The role involves:

  1. Researching a range of public domain data and intelligence sources to populate databases.
  2. Client interaction to gather data, ensuring correspondence is dealt with accurately and deadlines are met.
  3. Provide general research and administrative support to the PS Analytics team.
Punter Southall Analytics is a new organisation within the Punter Southall Group. Working with corporate clients, investment houses and law firms, there is an enormous amount of day-to-day variety. Located next to Charing Cross station in the London headquarters of the Punter Southall Group, employees benefit from the first class infrastructure, support and stability of a large firm yet with a ‘small team' atmosphere.
Reporting line: Operations Director, Punter Southall Analytics
Specific role and responsibilities
The candidate will be required to:
  • Find, assess and populate databases with historical data from the public domain and other intelligence sources.
  • Gather information from clients, ensuring correspondence from clients is logged, checked and acknowledged in a timely manner.
  • Maintain records such that they can be submitted as evidence, if required.
  • Work on projects alongside our Data Analysts and Scientists.
  • Capture data from the data sources when it does not exist digitally.
  • Work in special projects to increase productivity.
  • Maintain sales records in the prospect database.
Knowledge & experience
  • The candidate could have worked previously in a similar environment; taking instruction from a busy team and have experience across a number of the specific aspects of this role as highlighted above. Previous experience in a research role and/or data-oriented role is desirable but not essential.
Training, education & qualification
  • Ideally educated to degree level or equivalent qualification.
The skills required to be successful in this role are:
  • Ability to work to strict deadlines.
  • High level of numerical reasoning and accuracy.
  • Attention to detail with strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to communicate effectively (telephone, email and face-to-face) with clients, suppliers and colleagues.
  • High level of organisation and excellent time management skills.
The candidate should be able to demonstrate the following key attributes:
  1. Meticulous attention to detail is required in order to perform many elements of the role.
  2. Able to take ownership and responsibility for own work.
  3. Able to listen and follow instructions, assimilating information quickly in a consistent and accurate manner.
  4. An ability to manage conflicting demands on time and still meet client needs.
  5. Capable of anticipating, resolving and owning problems, and proposing solutions to management as and when required.
  6. A positive, helpful and enthusiastic attitude.

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