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Business Research Analyst (m/f/d)

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Location: Munich, Germany
Date Posted: Jul 1, 2024

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Companies, investors and government entities around the world turn to Alvarez & Marsal (A&M) for leadership, action and results. Privately held since its founding in 1983, A&M is a global leading professional services firm that provides advisory, business performance improvement and turnaround management services.  

With over 10000 people across 6 continents and based in 86 locations, we deliver excellent results for corporates, boards, private equity firms, law firms and government agencies facing complex challenges. Our senior leaders and their teams leverage A&M’s restructuring heritage to help companies act decisively, catapult growth and accelerate results.   

Our non-hierarchical, hands-on-approach, small expert teams and an international focus are characterizing for A&M.  

Our Insight Centre is the rapidly growing research and benchmarking arm of A&M and it's mission is to provide our professionals with highly relevant, industry specific, actionable, fact-based insights derived through our proprietary benchmark and research studies on a global basis. The group was founded to adhere to one of A&M’s founding principles, “No shooting from the hip”. It supports client work and business development projects with an ever-growing toolbox of products, including custom benchmarking and research studies and targeted subscriptions and resources. The team considers research both a science and an art, and as such is committed to developing high-quality, unique, and insightful deliverables to support stakeholders.

As part of our continued growth, we are looking for a Business Research Analyst (m/f/d) based in Munich or Frankfurt working directly with project teams to deliver benchmarking, analytics and research services which support thought leadership, business development and client work.


You will fulfill a wide range of varied research requests by interacting directly with A&M stakeholders from all divisions and across all levels - from Analysts to Managing Directors. You will engage in the full life-cycle of the request from the scoping phase to delivering the final output. These requests will include, but are not limited to the following examples:

  • Conducting financial analysis on a range of companies to understand their financial health, with particular focus on debt structures
  • Creating market overviews to track industry trends
  • Screening for data on the fixed income market at both a government and corporate level
  • Sourcing commodity pricing/indices
  • Identifying and obtaining reports from industry, financial, IT and news subscriptions and resources
  • Assisting in Selling, General & Administrative (SG&A) functional and process benchmarking
  • Help to manage the research request pipeline through
  • Collaborate with the team to prioritise, coordinate and project manage research requests that are sent to our third-party research partners
  • Promote the Insight Centre and provide education on how to leverage and engage with the Insight Centre
  • Work collaboratively with counterparts in the global Insight Centre team to drive a “one-firm” approach to research Positive and “Let’s Get it Done” attitude; willing to pitch in where needed

Essential requirements:

  • Bachelor’s/Master’s degree in a related field (relevant Financial Analysis or Information degree preferred)
  • Relevant work experience in a similar role
  • Excellent analytical skills and research experience using Bloomberg
  • Knowledge of other research databases Factiva, Capital IQ, APQC
  • Financial research, financial analysis, and financial markets/trends
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
  • Fluency in both German and English
  • Advanced knowledge of MS Office (Excel)
  • Good project management skills, able to manage a research request pipeline, and multi-task
  • Demonstrable financial research, financial analysis, and financial markets/trends knowledge
  • Outstanding customer relationship management skills, able to manage expectations, delivery timescales, and agree outputs

If you want to be part of A&M’s success story and would like to grow in a dynamic environment, we are looking forward to your application.   

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