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About The Role

We at PEI Group are looking for a Research Associate to join our welcoming, diverse and growing team in London. The successful research associate will be a part of a global team, responsible for the research and maintenance of contacts information of investors and fund managers active in the alternative asset classes, as well as playing a key role in survey-based research activities.

The role demands first-rate organisational skills, excellent verbal and written communication, strong excel and data management skills and an analytical mind. The ability to focus and a keen eye for detail are essential to ensure that we maintain accuracy and a high quality of output. The research associate also needs to be able to balance competing priorities and demonstrate an ability for adaptability.

 

The Research Associate is primarily engaged in the following activities:

Research:

  • Build surveys according to briefs from different internal departments, making sure questions are well written and survey functionality is optimised.
  • Put together survey contact lists targeting relevant respondents and track corresponding email campaigns and response rates.
  • Ensure survey respondent quality remains high, screening respondent lists for relevance, duplicates and low-quality responses.
  • Becoming an expert in how best to collect and present survey data in excel, chart and graph form.
  • Develop a general awareness of all survey activity at PEI, and the types of surveys run across departments and editorial titles.
  • Conduct regular public domain contacts research to corroborate suggested updates from internal and external sources and populate our database with accurate and relevant information.
  • Meet regular deadlines for recurring contacts projects and maintain flexibility to accommodate ad-hoc ones.
  • Regular update of information within surveys and contacts research.
  • Participate in contacts review and feedback projects, with capacity in machine-assisted technology.

 

Knowledge:

  • Maintaining an excellent knowledge of alternative assets, and an understanding of the different teams at PEI and their structures.
  • Demonstrating best-practice techniques in contributing to survey projects.
  • The ability to manage time well and being detail-orientated are essential to ensure a high degree of accuracy and quality of output.
  • Open-source research skills, ability to conduct Boolean searches and experience working with survey software is a plus.
 

Key relationships:

  • Building relationships with editorial, sales, event and marketing staff members across offices where necessary, and developing a good understanding of the research requirements of each team
  • Assisting in liaising with vendors to deliver feedback regarding contact research.
 

Key success measures:

  • Managing time well and meeting agreed deadlines.
  • Meeting agreed targets of numbers of contacts researched and updated, and continually communicating progress towards targets.
  • Building surveys and contact lists efficiently and to a high standard.
  • Accuracy of data researched.
  • Maintenance of an enthusiastic and positive attitude towards work.
 
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About You

About You

The role would suit individuals with;

  • Highly developed research skills.
  • High levels of self-motivation.
  • Excellent verbal communication skills.
  • The ability or willingness to learn the dynamics of the private markets industry to have informed conversations about market data.
  • Experience within a research role or working with surveys is useful, but not necessary.
  • Attention to detail and patience so that work is completed on time and to the required standard.
  • Confidence in multitasking and strong time management skills are also essential.
  • Excellent spoken and written English skills and be degree educated.
  • Be inquisitive and have a proactive, methodological and enthusiastic approach to work.
  • The ability to work on one’s own initiative whilst maintaining close and effective relationships with others in the team and company is needed.

This role would suit recent graduates, individuals looking for a step up onto the career ladder or someone looking for a career change. If you have a keen willingness to learn, are able to take the initiative and think of new ideas to improve the department please do consider applying, even if you don't tick every box! Our supportive team will be there to guide you.

About Us

Who we are:
PEI Group is a subscriber-focused business intelligence company. With our multi-talented global team of over 440 people, spread across EMEA, USA & Asia, our purpose is to inform and connect investment professionals across global, specialised markets. We identify specific high growth, high value investment sectors and themes where deep insight, strong market relationships and active capital flows are critical for success.
 
What we do:
PEI Group provides industry-leading journalism, data, and market insight to subscribing clients via a wide portfolio of specialist brands supported by our robust and scalable digital publishing, analytics, and database platform. We also track the firms and individuals who shape markets and bring client-communities together to enable knowledge sharing, profile building and relationship development through professional networks and events. Wherever our markets are active – in New York, Los Angeles, Tokyo, Sydney, Hong Kong, Singapore, London and elsewhere – PEI is hard at work examining crucial market forces and shifting investment themes, identifying active investors and their capital allocations, and scanning ahead for regulatory changes, new compliance requirements and other risk factors.
 
At PEI we value diverse talent and welcome applications from everyone – regardless of background. We are an equal opportunity employer and our inclusive culture at PEI is reflected in every stage of the recruitment journey. Please inform us at initial stages of the recruitment process if you require any reasonable adjustments and we can accommodate this.
 
PEI Group supports flexible working arrangements, and we welcome career returners.

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