Analyst, Financial Services Practice


Company Overview

Founded in 1956, Spencer Stuart is one of the largest privately-held global executive search firms, specializing in senior-level executive search, board of director appointments and executive assessment services. Across its 56 offices in 30 countries, Spencer Stuart has a professional team of approximately 600 search Consultants and Associates.

As a private firm, we pride ourselves on fostering a special culture, which is both highly collegial and non-hierarchical – one in which intelligence, insight, excellence, responsiveness, humor, global spirit and interpersonal skills are highly valued.

Financial Services Practice

The Financial Services practice is one of the firm’s largest, most successful, and globally integrated practice areas. Representing nearly one-fifth of the firm’s worldwide client base, the Financial Services Practice is staffed by experienced industry practitioners around the world. We offer expertise in the following areas: Asset Management, Consumer Financial Services, Financial Technology, Global Banking and Markets, Insurance, Private Wealth Management, Real Estate, and Risk.

  • Our industry specialists have conducted more than 5,100 searches since 2011, drawing on our deep relationships with executives in the financial services space.
  • Leading financial services companies have long relied on us for our innovative and consultative approach and discretion in recruiting key leaders — 70 percent of our assignments annually are for returning clients.

More than 600 assignments have been conducted in the asset management space over the past three years, including searches for senior-level executives and board members. The asset management team has an in-depth, functional and line-of business expertise across an array of organizations, including:

  • Endowments and Foundations
  • Fund-of-fund Management
  • Hedge Funds
  • Infrastructure Investors
  • Institutional Money Mangers
  • Insurance Companies
  • Mutual Fund Companies
  • Pension Plans
  • Private Equity Firms
  • Public and Private Pension Plans
  • Real Estate
  • Sovereign Wealth Funds

Position Summary

The FS Analyst will be responsible for developing significant content and producing industry and/or functional analysis reports to support search engagements, special projects and new business initiatives. To accomplish this, the analyst will gather, synthesize, make recommendations and present information. He/she will also play a significant role in knowledge creation within the firm, including responsibility for research projects building Spencer Stuart’s knowledge of executive talent within industries and companies. In addition, the analyst may have opportunities to engage and contribute to intellectual capital pieces on behalf of their practice.

Over time, Analysts are expected to develop in-depth knowledge of their area of focus; gaining this expertise includes understanding the implications of current news and issues, becoming familiar with executive leadership across a range of companies, and understanding market influences. Analysts develop deep understanding about leadership, expertise in their areas of practice focus and a sophisticated skill set in the areas of research, problem solving, project management and communication. They are mentored by leaders in the field within an apprenticeship model of learning.

This is a full time role located in the New York Spencer Stuart office.

Ideal Experience

We are eager to hear from recent graduates or members of the Class of 2016 interested in exploring professional services opportunities within the field of executive search. Applicants should have majored in liberal arts, business, or related fields of study and evince general well-roundedness, including significant leadership experience. A 3.5+ GPA is desired. Outstanding candidates will have demonstrated a passion and ability for performing critical research and communicating their findings clearly and cogently. They will be graceful under pressure, enjoy fast paced environments, and be excellent multitaskers. Compensation and benefits are commensurate with other high-end professional services firms.

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