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Research Analyst

Job Title: Research Analyst
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Singapore
Industry:
Salary: Attractive
Contact Name: Mark Ellwood
Contact Email: mark.ellwood@ellwoodconsulting.com.sg
Job Published: March 14, 2019 14:07

Job Description

About our client

Our client is a global long-term investor, investing their assets in over forty countries worldwide in both the public and private markets. 

 

About the role

We are looking for a suitable candidate to join our clients’ Labs team and cover Emerging Technology. Our clients’ Labs is their in-house innovation lab, which seeks to value-add to their investment-making process and enhance organizational capabilities, by leveraging emerging technologies and/or through collaboration with partners. Our clients’ Labs also serves as the internal hub of specialist knowledge in the areas of emerging technology and technology-led disruptions. 

The ideal candidate will have a keen interest and experience in emerging tech (e.g. AI, blockchain, IOT) - demonstrated via work experience and/or their educational qualifications.

The work entails engaging with the external tech/innovation ecosystem (startups, VCs, investment banks, conferences) along with conducting proprietary research – the ideal candidate should be comfortable spending time:

  • Engaging with multiple stakeholders and thought leaders in the Emerging Technology space.

  • Thinking through abstract ideas and structuring/framing them for deeper analysis.

  • Reading through lots of research reports, articles, decks.

  • Coming up with their own points-of-view and being able to rigorously substantiate them.

 

Your responsibilities

  • Scan and develop a deep understanding of the technology landscape. 

  • Produce original research and advisory work to our client’s investment professionals (across public and private markets) on how emerging technology and tech disruptions may affect their investments.

  • Build deep relationships within the tech innovation ecosystem – including external analysts, technology companies and other thought leaders. 

 

You will have

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or any technical major preferred, but willing to consider candidates with a strong understanding of technology from all academic disciplines.

  • Ability to multi task, hands-on attitude and good time management skills.

  • Strong analytical ability with the ability to learn new concepts as well as communicate complex subject matter in an understandable way.

  • Well-tuned interpersonal skills with the ability to interact with all levels of internal and external contacts.

  • The ability to prioritize and make decisions in the face of uncertainty together with self-motivation, flexibility and adaptability.

  • A passion for technology and investing, and an innate sense of curiosity.

  • For management consultants, prefer Sr Associate/Project Manager-level candidates with experience in strategy, market scanning and due diligence projects.