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Research Analyst / Senior Research Analyst

Location: Chicago, IL, United States
Date Posted: Apr 3, 2024

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About A&M

Alvarez & Marsal is a leading independent global professional services firm, specializing in providing turnaround management, performance improvement and corporate advisory services. With over 9,000 professionals based in 70+ locations across North America, Europe, Asia, and Latin America, our firm excels in problem solving and value creation. Drawing on a strong operational heritage and hands-on-approach, our professionals work closely with organizations and stakeholders to help tackle complex business issues and maximize value.

A&M Insight Center is the rapidly growing research and benchmarking arm of Alvarez & Marsal. The mission of A&M Insight Center is to provide our professionals and our client executives 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&Ms founding principles, No shooting from the hip. A&M Insight Center 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.


A&Ms Insight Center is looking for a Research Analyst/Senior Research Analyst to join our growing team in either of our Chicago, Houston or Tampa office to help provide research to anyone in A&M globally based on workloads. You will be an integral part of the Insight Center, working with and for other team members in the USA, ultimately reporting into London where the Senior Director who manages the team Globally is based. The role involves working directly with client facing staff to deliver financial benchmarking, market and industry research, company research as well as macro-economic research and analysis. This research supports thought leadership, business development and on occasions in-depth client work. This role requires a keen ability to multi-task to deliver a wide range of research requests. You will also manage research pipelines for yourself and other third-party research providers that we use, help with research product evaluations, and train staff on research techniques and best practice.

There may be some travel required throughout A&Ms USA offices.


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:

  • Identifying and obtaining reports from industry, financial, IT and news subscriptions and resources.
  • Conducting financial analysis on a range of companies to understand how they compare to their peers, how their debt is structured, what is their financial health.
  • Providing industry research on a variety of sectors, using both subscription and free research tools.
  • Analyzing a range of country and company data, commodity pricing, and other variables to provide insight for Points of View documents that are used to deliver content for A&M clients about their current and future market position.
  • Providing data on various operational benchmarks such as company strategy, locations, sizing and company insights.
  • Create and support watchlists or newsletters to help various teams with their business development activities.

In addition, you will:

  • Help manage the research request pipeline through
  • Collaborate with the team to prioritize, coordinate and project manage research requests that are sent to our third-party research partners.
  • Promote the Insight Center and provide education on how to leverage and engage with the Insight Center.
  • Work collaboratively with counterparts in the global Insight Center team to drive a one-firm approach to research.
  • Educate end-users on research best practices.
  • Evaluate new research tools and service offerings.


  • Bachelors/Masters degree in a related field (Relevant Information degree preferred).
  • Related work experience in a similar role for at least 3+years.
  • Excellent research experience in a similar role with a professional services, consulting firm or other financial organization.
  • Good project management skills, able to manage a research request pipeline, and multi-task.
  • Excellent analytical skills and research experience using research databases such as Factiva, Capital IQ, APQC, Bloomberg amongst others.
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of fundamental financial research, financial analysis, and financial markets/trends
  • A solid grounding in secondary research and developing commercial insights
  • Outstanding customer relationship management skills, able to manage expectations, delivery timescales, and agree outputs.
  • Secure analytical skills, comfortable working with quantitative data and numerical analysis
  • Ability to communicate complex ideas in a simple manner
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
  • Advanced knowledge of MS Office (Excel)

The salary range is $65,000 - $85,000 annually, dependent on several variables including but not limited to education, experience, skills, and geography. In addition, A&M offers a discretionary bonus program which is based on a number of factors, including individual and firm performance. Please ask your recruiter for details.


Diversity & Inclusion

A&M’s entrepreneurial culture celebrates independent thinkers and doers who can positively impact our clients and shape our industry. The collaborative environment and engaging work—guided by A&M’s core values of Integrity, Quality, Objectivity, Fun, Personal Reward, and Inclusive Diversity—are the main reasons our people love working at A&M. Inclusive Diversity means we embrace diversity, and we foster inclusiveness, encouraging everyone to bring their whole self to work each day. It runs through how we recruit, develop employees, conduct business, support clients, and partner with vendors. It is the A&M way.

Equal Opportunity Employer

It is Alvarez & Marsal’s practice to provide and promote equal opportunity in employment, compensation, and other terms and conditions of employment without discrimination because of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, sex or gender, gender identity or gender expression (including transgender status), sexual orientation, marital status, military service and veteran status, physical or mental disability, family medical history, genetic information or other protected medical condition, political affiliation, or any other characteristic protected by and in accordance with applicable laws. Employees and Applicants can find A&M policy statements and additional information by region here.

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Please note that as per A&M policy, we do not accept unsolicited resumes from third-party recruiters unless such recruiters are engaged to provide candidates for a specified opening and in alignment with our Inclusive Diversity values. Any employment agency, person or entity that submits an unsolicited resume does so with the understanding that A&M will have the right to hire that applicant at its discretion without any fee owed to the submitting employment agency, person or entity.

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