GRADUATE German Research Analyst/Trainee Economist
Title: GRADUATE German Research Analyst/Trainee Economist
Location: Dusseldorf in Germany
Office: Hybrid role ( 2 days in office/3 days wfh)
Salary : Euro 50,000 + formal training plan to support career development
Sector : Professional Consultancy Services within FinTech
Start date: January 2022 onwards
Objective This is an outstanding entry level opportunity for an ambitious Graduate to be part of a formal training and mentoring programme where you will be developed into a specialist economist. You will be based in Dusseldorf and be trained to produce industry- leading insights into finance, payment systems and banking as these sectors now change rapidly in line with new developments that range from innovations in blockchain to new payment mechanism across all retail. This consultancy is at the very cutting edge of changes that fundamentally transform the way that we all shop and how business is transacted around the world. In this highly unusual role, you will become an expert and a thought-leader. This is a very academic research role. You will need to research government regulations, trade bodies, competitor services etc.
The role even more exceptional in that you will be offered the genuine opportunity to develop your career, and will be part of a structured training and mentoring programme. You will be on a six- month formal industry training plan as well as on a personalized mentoring plan to support your personal goals and long-term potential.
Researching engaging and innovative insights into financial services around new payment methods
Produce reports that will be presented to governments, regulators, trade associations, large merchants and journalists
Liaising with colleagues including Consultants, other Analysts and the Sales and Marketing teams
Investigate and identify potential breaches of regulation or practices that might inhibit competition in the payments industry.
Find actionable, practical solutions to financial issues or practices that inhibit competition
Participating in strategic projects for key clients to help them shape their finance and payments strategy.
Conduct market research into new developments, fresh legislation , new technologies etc and identify key players
Present on a face -to-face basis your research results to regulators, trade associations, government bodies etc
Reads and review thought- leadership materials including white papers, blogs and other reports
Supporting consultants and analysts with client projects
Attending marketing events including conferences and webinars
Relevant finance or Economics Degree (with a minimum of a 2.1 from a UK University or 2.3 scoring from a German University)