Senior Associate, FinTech and Payments

London, United Kingdom
14 Sep 2022
28 Sep 2022
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
As a Senior Research Associate you will:
  • Become an expert in your sector working with a Senior Analyst who is a seasoned industry expert
  • Grow highly efficient at in-depth analysis of your industry, companies and stocks
  • Develop strong relationships across the investing community by daily interactions with our sales and trading teams and institutional clients
  • Author highly differentiated written research that is famous for its deep industry insights and quantitative frameworks, including our signature Blackbook product
  • Become adept and financial forecasting, including building highly detailed forward-looking models
  • Interact with senior management of companies in your industry

We have an outstanding Associate program and make a strong commitment to your development. Our culture is intellectually rigorous, but it is also very collegial and fun. We have robust learning and development programs as well as annual offsite teambuilding events. We offer a flexible work schedule, but our in-office environment is very active. Our Associates are highly involved in (and often lead) our firms cultural initiatives, ranging from health & wellness, community service, mentoring, employee resource groups, social events, and Associate leadership.

Our Senior Research Associates typically have advanced degrees and track records of outstanding academic performance, For research roles, it's important that you have excelled and thrived in a rigorous academic environment. We look carefully at your academic background (including grades, tests, and fields of study) for evidence of the following:
  • Excellent broad-based analytical skills
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong quantitative backgrounds and ability to work with data sets, including engineering, maths and science degrees
  • Relentless intellectual curiosity and a drive to excel at the highest level

In addition, the following are helpful:
  • An MBA or Master's degree in Finance
  • Credentials such as CFA, ACA or CPA

London based. Immediate start.

We look for consummate team players who seek a highly rigorous and collegial environment for their career development. These are typically 3-5 year positions with outstanding growth potential. Historically, our associate positions have proven to be excellent platforms for successful professional careers in investing.

Application Instructions

Please submit your CV and cover letter (specifying your preferred office location) by clicking on the 'Apply now' button. We look forward to learning more about you.

Company Description

Bernstein is widely recognized as Wall Street's premier sell-side research and brokerage firm, with a global equity trading platform that spans the U.S., Europe, and Asia. Our firm was founded in the U.S. in 1967 and in the U.K. in 1999. Our research and trading capabilities are sought out by leading investment managers around the world, and we are annually ranked at the top of our industry by acknowledged arbiters. In independent surveys of major institutional clients, Bernstein's research is ranked #1 for overall quality, industry knowledge, most trusted, best detailed financial analysis, major company studies, most useful valuation frameworks and best original research. In Institutional Investor's latest annual client survey, the leading survey by which research analysts in our industry are evaluated, over 90% of our U.S. analysts and the majority of our European Analysts were recognized as among the best in their respective fields - more than any other firm in our industry. We began operations in Hong Kong in 2010 and Mumbai in 2018, and now cover a range of sectors across Asia.

In April 2019 we acquired Autonomous Research, a highly regarded global financial services independent research firm. The combination of Bernstein and Autonomous solidifies our standing as the largest global independent research firm, and further positions us as the preeminent provider of the highest-quality independent research to our clients worldwide.

Research has always been Bernstein's calling card. The brand is defined by our renowned Blackbooks, known for their unbiased, in-depth company and industry forecasts. We have a community of Research Analysts who are acknowledged thought leaders that typically have many years of experience in the industries they cover. Our reputation is for the very highest caliber of independent and disciplined investment and industry analysis. We are a wholly-owned subsidiary of our buy-side parent, AB.

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