Research Associate - Financial Institutions & Insurance
Boston Consulting Group
Boston, MA, United States
WHAT YOU'LL DO
As a Research Associate within BCG’s Data and Research Service (DRS) function, you will form an integral part of our Americas DRS team. Through the delivery of secondary research, you will contribute to BCG’s client work and knowledge base by supporting proposals, client cases and business or internal development initiatives, with a focus on Financial Institutions and Insurance related research (within life insurance, property and casualty insurance, retail banking, capital markets, and asset & wealth management topics).
You will clearly synthesize, package, articulate and deliver your findings in a timely and accurate manner and conduct research on a variety of topics related to BCG’s work supporting Financial Institutions and Insurance sector clients. Excellent organization skills are essential for successfully managing a variety and volume of research requests by accurately summarizing data and facts into appropriate and timely output i.e. email, Excel, PowerPoint, Word. Along with supporting research products (i.e. news alerts, company profiles etc.), you will also contribute to knowledge capture and documentation.
YOU'RE GOOD AT
Engaging with customers
You will thrive learning in a rich, fast paced, deadline driven yet thoughtful environment that is customer focused. Working closely with more senior team members, you will engage with our Consulting and Knowledge Teams daily with the aim to understand, scope and deliver accurate, timely and relevant data and information
You’re an organized thinker who commits to learning research analysis including: methods, databases and tools, synthesis & packaging
Working accurately in a fast paced, deadline focused environment
You will have strong attention to detail by clarifying request objectives under direct supervision and discussing the most appropriate and timely research approach. You will do this whilst communicating directly with BCG stakeholders to evaluate and recommend the most efficient and successful research strategy per project
Working well independently and in a collaborative team environment
Working closely with fellow DRS colleagues, you will approach all interactions with the highest level of quality and customer service. You will also guide outsourcing partners in their research analysis and do quality assurance
Seeking professional development
You will welcome the opportunity to grow and learn in an apprenticeship culture where you can quickly build and expand your research knowledge base to the next level
Communicating with confidence and ease
You will be a clear and confident communicator, able to deliver messages in a concise manner with a positive disposition and you will help build a loyal customer base for DRS
YOU BRING (EXPERIENCE & QUALIFICATIONS)
Undergraduate degree minimum (a preference for a degree in business or economics)
0-2 years relevant working experience
Experience in one or more insurance or financial services sectors (life insurance; property & casualty insurance; retail banking; capital markets; asset & wealth management) and quantitative skills preferred
Candidates should be aware that BCG currently maintains a policy requiring all US & Canada based employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Newly hired employees must be fully vaccinated prior to their employment start date. BCG is an equal opportunity employer and will provide a reasonable accommodation to those unable to be vaccinated for medical or religious reasons where it is not an undue hardship to the company to do so as provided under applicable federal, state, provincial and local law.