Celent is a division of Oliver Wyman and one of the world’s leading international research and advisory firms. We exist to deliver actionable insight to our clients relating to how emerging technologies are positioned to disrupt the financial services sector, influencing the creation of new propositions and business models. Our clients are an eclectic mix of the world’s top financial institutions, market infrastructure providers, technology solution providers and market advisors spread over 30 countries.
Our goal is to educate and inform our clients about the amazing benefits of this technology and how they can deploy them for advantage.
We do this through delivering a range of services, including a retained advice model that provides access to our team, primary research, knowledge-base, and digital tool-set (VendorMatch); and short high-impact strategy consulting, working with clients on specific opportunities within their business.
THE ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES
We are looking for an energetic and ambitious senior analyst to contribute towards and help shape the client agenda for Capital Markets within Celent, working within a team of like-minded analysts charged with creating content for and providing advice to executives across Capital Markets and the global ecosystem of market participants.
It is an active role that requires the candidate to contribute their own fresh ideas linked to areas of new demand, consisting of fresh primary research on technology-led innovation, emerging technologies / fintech, engaging presentations, data collection and curation, client events and webinars, interviews, surveys, briefings against major research and client projects and short high-impact strategy consulting, working with clients on specific opportunities within their business.
Primary responsibilities include:
Conduct your own leading-edge research into emerging technology use / fintech, ensuring frequent and impactful content production and client service delivery; developing your skills as needed, and managing performance against individual goals.
Influence and contribute actively towards our client technology research agenda for Capital Markets (wholesale financial markets and global ecosystem) engaging with clients and the team to gather requirements for fresh and innovative content that is in-demand and thought provoking.
Work closely with business development and client service teams to identify further opportunities for growth and to achieve higher levels of existing client satisfaction.
Become a brand ambassador for Celent, developing and promoting a leading market profile as a Capital Markets strategy influencer.
YOUR ATTRIBUTES AND EXPERIENCE
We are looking for someone focused on the business value of emerging technologies / fintech across the Capital Markets sector, with a keen interest in how the market structure and technology-led innovations will evolve over the next few years. They will need to maintain an optimistic but grounded and pragmatic perspective on what’s possible. It is likely that the candidate will already be (or have recently been) performing a strategy, architecture, business analysis or change/project management role in an innovative technology area within Capital Markets and its global ecosystem of market participants.
The candidate should be comfortable with building trusted relationships with clients from across the sector, at a variety of levels from an IT strategy and architect practitioner level through to C-level. This is primarily a business technology strategy role as opposed to business or market strategy.
Excellent academic credentials from a top university, preferably focused in data or STEM
10+ years’ experience in a top firm within the Capital Markets sector (investment banks, trading platform / market infrastructure or data provider) with responsibility for technology strategy, architecture or change delivery; or
10+ years’ experience in a management consulting firm, or research & advisory firm working within the sector
Skill and expertise:
Intellectual curiosity and the drive to learn about and master new areas of technology-led innovation
Commercial experience, with a collaborative approach to problem solving, and the ability to work in a global, culturally diverse environment
Excellent communication skills both written and oral
Growing public profile and reputation, with strong public speaking and facilitation skills
Strong understanding of research methods, qualitative and quantitative
Intellectual curiosity and the drive to learn about and master new areas
A working knowledge of the role technology plays in shaping Capital Markets
A keen interest in understanding emerging technologies and their relationship to fintech innovations
Ability to work independently
The role is intended to be itinerant. Each Celent team member is attached to an office. Your base office location will be selected from New York, USA or London, UK