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Research and Business Development Associate

Location:
Berkshire
Salary:
Up to £25,000
Date Posted:
28 Sep 2018
About the job

The Role : Research and Business Development Associate

Location : Bracknell

Package : £22 - £25,000 basic depending on experience plus bonus and benefits. On Target Earnings Year 1 £30'000

An exciting opportunity for a driven and ambitious candidate to develop their financial services career.

Working closely with Business Development Managers, you will assist with investment and product research currently available on the market.

Supporting Independent Financial Advisers (IFAs) and retail clients, you will offer industry insight and research to support their decision making.

Main responsibilities will include:

  • Completing external fund research and analysis
  • Conducting portfolio comparisons against in-house funds and external fund providers
  • Providing investment data to independent financial advisers (IFAs), as and when requested
  • Willingness to learn and understand IFA’s needs fully

To be successful in this role, you will need to display the following skills:

  • Relationship building
  • Impeccable work ethic
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Strong administrative and organisation skills, with the ability to support others
  • Resilience and persistence
  • Multi-tasking
  • Self-starter, motivated by success and financial rewards

Existing investment qualifications or a previous industry placement within Financial Services would be beneficial but are not required.

In return you will receive:

  • The opportunity to develop your career in a progressive, dynamic organisation
  • A commitment in supporting your professional development
  • Discretionary bonus linked to the performance of the BDM team
  • Genuine opportunity to progress in asset management
  • Opportunity to take further investment qualifications
  • Company benefits such as share options and food/drink provided in the office