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Research Analyst - Forum (Japanese Speaker)

Third Bridge (Hong Kong) Limited
Hong Kong, Hong Kong
HK$25k - HK$27k
Closing date
May 22, 2024

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Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Company Overview

Third Bridge was founded on the belief that human insights drive intelligent investment decisions.

To make the right investment decisions, our clients require access to the most relevant experts and their insights - we enable this through private consultations and exclusive content drawn from expert interviews.

Our clients consist of some of the largest private equity funds, hedge funds, mutual funds and management consulting firms, who are serviced by a team of over 1,300 employees located across eight global offices.

Third Bridge operates in a global, multi-billion-dollar market with double digit annual growth and has consistently received accolades for Great Places to Work and the top 100 fastest growing companies.

Position Overview

Forum produces research that allows institutional investors to make better and faster investment decisions. We conduct in depth Interviews with senior executives and industry specialists to unearth critical insights and generate unfiltered transcripts.

Our 120-strong industry aligned team covers over 10,000 public and private companies, applying data-driven factor models to identify where capital is most likely to be deployed.

In order for us to deliver on our ambitious growth targets, we would like to recruit an Associate to assist our growing team in Hong Kong in identifying and engaging with the most relevant industry professionals to take part in upcoming discussions.

What's in it for you?

Dive into our comprehensive training program and as you progress from a new hire to a seasoned Associate, you will learn:
  • About our business, our team and our clients
  • How to use our proprietary tools and public databases to prospect and recruit specialists who are the most pertinent for each topic
  • How to manage a project and develop relationships with experts and internal stakeholders
  • About various sectors and companies globally and help develop strategies to increase the adoption of our products and services
  • Leadership, networking, communication and negotiation skills to use throughout your career


In this role your responsibilities will include, but not be limited to:
  • Performing research on industries and businesses in Japan and the wider APAC ex-China region, in order to identify the most relevant individuals (C-level executives and practitioners working at the heart of their industries) to take part in moderated interviews
  • Engaging these individuals to invite them to participate in our research, while assessing and ensuring that their insights are relevant and their fees are within budget
  • Building a professional network and monitoring the relevant markets/companies in the assigned sector areas according to Forum content coverage strategies
  • Working in tight deadlines and coordinating with internal and external stakeholders
  • Managing the logistics of our Forum Interviews throughout their life-cycle

  • A real interest in financial markets and the alternative investments space
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to confidently interact with C-level industry experts on the phone
  • Demonstrable skill in carrying out phone-based and desktop research with a logical and focused approach
  • Self-motivated; a resourceful nature, with a diligent and proactive approach to their work
  • The ability to work well within a team, in a fast-paced environment and under pressure. Positive and can-do attitude are essential
  • The ability to manage multiple projects efficiently and effectively
  • Native Japanese or N1 required
  • Available for remote working from Japan
  • Immediately available preferred

  • Fluent in spoken and written English and Japanese
  • Bachelor degree or above
  • Prior work experience (0-2 years) is an advantage but not required; the level of experience may vary, but what matters is your curiosity, drive and ambition
  • Immediate availability is desirable

Additional Information
  • Salary: a competitive base salary with access to our bonus scheme
  • Vacation: 15 days (which increases to 20 days after 2 years of service)
  • Learning: a Personal Development Allowance which can be used for learning programs and other tools to further your development
  • Health and wellbeing: private medical insurance, a variety of health and wellbeing events to focus on mental health. Pension scheme.
  • Future and family: pension scheme and Vitality Private medical insurance
  • Flexibility: work from anywhere for one month per year, 2 annual volunteer days, 2 personal days when life throws you a curveball, and 'Summer Fridays'
  • Rewards: get points through our colleague-to-colleague recognition program to spend on hotels, gift cards, donations to charity, and more
  • Social: weekly optional social gatherings, daily breakfast and snacks, social events
  • ESG: CSR, Environment, and Diversity & Inclusion (including Women at Third Bridge, Pride, and Blkbridge)
  • Frontline Innovation: your chance to share your ideas for improvement through Hackathons and other events

The successful candidate must, by the start of the employment, have permission to work in the country they are applying.

We know that to be truly innovative, we need to have a diverse team around us. That is why Third Bridge is committed to creating an inclusive environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. If you are not 100% sure if you are right for the role, please apply anyway and we will be happy to consider your application.

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