Primary Research Associate
New York , New York
August 26, 2016
Job Description
Morgan Stanley Research is committed to being an essential part of our clients' investment process. We strive to be the sell-side research provider that best understands the buy side. Through relevant and timely conversations with leading investors, we focus resources on risk-reward essentials: identifying the investor debates, assessing the potential outcomes, and uncovering the evidence our clients need to validate their investment decisions. Our equity analysts cover some 3,300 stocks; our economists, strategists and fixed income analysts cover all major regions and other asset classes around the globe.

As a part of Research, AlphaWise is an entrepreneurial team that delivers data-driven research to Morgan Stanley's investment analysts, spanning 80 sectors across the globe. From the curation of proprietary research to drawing upon big data, this team applies analytics to uncover insights and partners with analysts to shape compelling views on stocks, sectors and investment debates. AlphaWise is seeking an intellectually curious, quantitative, primary researcher to run projects of interest to the investment community.

Below are a few of the day-to-day responsibilities

•Partner with the research teams to understand investment debates in their sectors and translate into market research objectives and an approach

•Design custom market research studies and implement by overseeing fieldwork and liaising with vendors

•Apply research and data analysis techniques to develop hypotheses, analyze study results and uncover findings

•Present findings in a clear and concise way and collaborate with research teams to weave insights and implications into analyst publications

•Mine other primary and secondary market research data and collaborate with counterparts to enhance studies and publications

•Stay current with industry and macroeconomic trends impacting markets under coverage

•Insatiable curiosity and self-starter mentality with the ability to deliver results

•3 years of professional experience in conducting quantitative primary research across industries, mediums (e.g,. online, telephone, in-person interviews), geographies (N.A., Europe, Asia) and business models (B2B, B2C)

•Proven ability to integrate and synthesize research information from multiple sources, delivering value-added insights and recommendations

•Strong client servicing and communication skills

•Proven ability to manage multiple projects under tight deadlines

•Bachelor's Degree or higher, preferably in Market Research, Marketing, Statistics, Economics, Business or a related field

•Experience in statistical modelling and analysis, along with using data visualization tools/techniques are a plus

•Fluency in multiple languages is a plus

Morgan Stanley is a global financial services firm with a world-class reputation. The talent and passion of our people is critical to our success. Together we share a common set of values embedded in integrity, excellence and strong ethics. Morgan Stanley can provide a superior foundation for building a professional career - a place for people to learn, to achieve and grow. A philosophy that balances personal lifestyles, perspectives and needs is an important part of our culture.

A little about us:
Since its founding in 1935, Morgan Stanley and its people have helped redefine the meaning of financial services.

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