Desk / Research Assistant

England, London, West End
£44000 - £55000 per annum + benefits and bonus
30 Nov 2020
07 Dec 2020
Manjinder Kang
Team Secretary
Banking / Finance
Full Time

Desk / Research Assistant

£45K - £55K depending on experience plus discretionary bonus




Based in Mayfair, our client a boutique Hedge Fund is seeking a proactive individual with previous trading desk support experience to hit the ground running and support a busy team of Analysts.

This is a varied role that requires operating in a fast paced and demanding environment. Responsibilities for this Desk / Research Assistant will include but is not limited to:


  • Utilising Bloomberg, Capital IQ, ratings agencies and sell-side research hubs to filter and distribute relevant daily news.
  • Reviewing news feeds and correspondence, tracking broker conference roadshows and arranging attendance as required.
  • Manage all research requests from Analysts (broker models, company earnings and ad hoc projects).
  • Liaising with brokers and 3rd party providers.
  • Maintaining database of corporate contacts, earnings release dates and calls, capital markets days etc.
  • Assisting with the management of Market Data subscriptions include tracking renewal dates, negotiating terms and conditions.

Team Support / Office Management

  • Diary management for a team of up to 5 - 7 Analysts.
  • Email correspondence management.
  • Organising travel.
  • Processing expenses, updating CRM systems, printing presentations and documents.
  • Lending supporting to the CCO.
  • Office Management will involve managing day to day IT requests, managing relationships with vendors, invoice management and assist in maintain organisation and tidiness of office.

Applicants for this Desk / Research Assistant opportunity must have previous experience carrying out research (indicated above) in a hedge fund and trading environment. Additionally, a highly proactive, flexible and resilient approach is needed as is the ability to deliver to detail in a fast paced and pressurised environment.

The core hours for this role are 8 - 6 and flexibility is needed to provide support outside of these hours as required. Salary is competitive depending on experience plus discretionary bonus.

VWA Acts as an Employment Agency for this Desk / Research Assistant role.

VWA specialises in the recruitment of London's most elite and qualified PAs, EAs and office support staff. Please note that due to the high volume of applications we receive as a boutique, we're unable to provide individual feedback on all applications.