Fitch Group is a global leader in financial information services with operations in more than 30 countries. Fitch Group is comprised of: Fitch Ratings , a global leader in credit ratings and research; Fitch Solutions , a leading provider of credit market data, analytical tools and risk services and Fitch Learning , a preeminent training and professional development firm. With dual headquarters in London and New York, Fitch Group is majority owned by Hearst .
Reporting to the Fitch Group CEO, Strategy and Business Intelligence (SBI) provides strategic advice and support to the businesses within the Fitch Group. Using a data-driven approach, SBI is also responsible for analysing the success of strategic initiatives around the firm and supporting M&A activity. Projects are varied and change according to the needs of the business, as directed by the CEO. Underpinning our strategy work is our Business Intelligence platform which deliver s valuable, data-driven insights to support strategic decision-making.
The team is looking to hire a Research Associate to help deliver strategic analyses to our Executive leadership team, uncover key market and competitive trends and support our business intelligence platform.
Specific Role Responsibilities
Compile and analyse data and research from internal and external sources. Work with senior team members to build clear insights on Fitch's business performance and competitive positioning
Clean and analyse large data sets and perform quality checks
Assist senior team members with the development of (and analysis for) business cases and presentations that communicate key findings related to strategy, tactics and change initiatives in a compelling way
Own aspects of monthly and quarterly reporting for senior management
Provide user support for SBI's suite of business intelligence dashboards, including gathering requirements for further development, and providing training sessions
Work with the team to accomplish ad-hoc tasks such as application testing and data requests
Monitor day to day performance of internal applications and processes
The ideal candidate will have:
Good analytical and critical thinking skills, with experience in analysing data sets, organizing results effectively and proposing solutions
Experience in building business cases / presentations that identify important trends and deliver data-driven insights
Strong data visualisation skills, mainly using PowerPoint although knowledge of other data visualisation tools beneficial
Strong written and verbal communication skills; presentation skills / experience of providing training beneficial
Ability to multi-task effectively and prioritize different assignments
Significant professional experience ideally related to financial services, credit rating agencies, or the debt capital markets
Advanced knowledge of Excel and PowerPoint
B achelor's degree required, preferably in business, economics, or similar analytical fields
Fitch is an equal opportunity employer that employs people across the full spectrum of society. Fitch works hard to create a workplace with an emphasis on inclusion, innovation and merit. By valuing diversity and equality in our workplace, we believe it adds strength to our business