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Research Assistant

BCA Research
Montréal, Quebec (CA)
Salary to be discussed, between 57k to 65k depending on experience. All benefits start day 1.
Closing date
Jul 9, 2023

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Job Function
Academics, Economics, Institutional Sales
Industry Sector
Asset Management
Passed CFA Level I
Employment Type
Full Time

BCA Research is the leading independent provider of global investment research. Since 1949, BCA's mission has been to support its clients in making better investment decisions through the delivery of leading-edge analysis and forecasts of all the major asset classes and economies, as well as educating, informing, and stimulating discussion through clear and thought-provoking research. The firm maintains a head office in Montreal, with local offices in London, New York, Hong Kong, and Sydney.

Are you passionate about financial markets & economics? Are you creative, result and detail-oriented, with a strong willingness to learn and develop your expertise?

The role:

In this role, you will report to a Senior Vice President (Research and Information Operations) and will assist in the production of quality research reports.

  • You will assist in answering client requests
  • You will generate charts using basic-level APL, Bloomberg, or Excel
  • You will work with data to understand data-searching techniques
  • You will assist in the production process for various BCA products by working on chart requests for publishing or chart packs
  • You will work in a deadline-driven atmosphere
  • You will attend the daily research meeting to sharpen your macroeconomic knowledge and familiarize yourself with the "BCA Way" of thinking

Your behavioral Competencies:

  • Teamwork
  • Autonomy
  • Commitment
  • Curiosity to learn
  • Professional ethics
  • Analytical mindset


  • An undergraduate degree in economics or finance
  • Ideally 1 to 2 years of experience in a research role
  • Experience in the financial services industry, preferably within an investment institution
  • Knowledge of a stats package and exposure to financial applications and time series databases would be assets

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