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Financials Credit Research Associate - Autonomous Research

London, United Kingdom
Closing date
Jun 2, 2023

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Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
As a Financials Credit Research Associate you will:
  • Support two senior analysts in preparing industry and market data files, charting and presenting the output; individual company modelling; and broader research on the financials sector
  • Become adept at in-depth analysis of your industry and companies
  • Contribute to our highly differentiated written product
  • Build relationships with company managements as well as sales, trading, and institutional clients

We make a strong commitment to Associate development, and give you opportunities to rapidly gain visibility and incremental responsibility. While our culture is intellectually rigorous, it is also very collegial and fun - Associates participate in a range of activities including philanthropy, development and leadership programs, social events, mentoring and annual on- and off-sites.


Our Research Associates typically possess:
  • Track records of outstanding academic performance, including honors and awards. Academic credentials typically include test scores and grades in the 90th percentile and above.
  • 2-3 years' experience (gained from a credit ratings agency, with familiarity of banks, or Treasury or counterparty credit/risk management, or ACA with financials exposure, or experience within a Central Bank or within the IR department of a bank)
  • A keen interest in the financial sector, including banking and insurance sectors
  • Advanced Excel and financial modelling skills (may have credentials such as the CFA, ACA or CPA)
  • Excellent broad-based analytical skills
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills
  • Relentless intellectual curiosity and a drive to excel at the highest level

We look for consummate team players who seek a highly rigorous and collegial environment for their career development.

London based. Applicants must be eligible to work in the UK.

Application Instructions

Please submit your CV and cover letter 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, in the U.K. in 1999, in Hong Kong and Singapore in 2010, Mumbai in 2018 and Tokyo in 2022. 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 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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