Knowledge Analyst, Financial Service Practice, Global Banking and Markets


Founded in 1956, Spencer Stuart is one of the largest privately-held global leadership consulting and 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.

Global Banking and Markets

The Global Banking and Markets (GBM) team partners with clients combating leadership issues amidst modest industry growth, a challenging global economic environment and increasing regulatory requirements by serving the global banking and market industries across a broad range of practice areas:


  • Industry Coverage/Relationship Management
  • Leveraged Finance
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Private Placements
  • Structured Finance
  • Infrastructure
  • Restructuring
  • Finance and Administration

Capital Markets

  • Equities
  • Fixed Income, Currency and Commodities
  • Prime Brokerage
  • Sales and Trading
  • Research

Over the past three years, the GBM team has completed more than 200 investment banking and capital markets assignments for clients ranging from large global institutions to regional firms and specialized boutiques.

Position Summary

The GBM Analyst will be responsible for maintaining accurate identification records in leading investment banks. S/he will provide core mapping and articulation of ‘who is where’ of North American sector industry teams, including managing directors and other senior level executives. To accomplish this, the analyst will draw upon prior professional experience to gather market intelligence and present the information. S/he will be external facing and must be comfortable conducting proactive outreach through phone calls and initiating conversation to capture and convey market observations and intelligence. In addition, the analyst may have opportunities to engage and contribute to knowledge management pieces on behalf of the Practice.

Over time, the GBM Analyst is expected to develop in-depth knowledge of executive leadership and organizational teams across a range of companies within the global banking and markets financial services sector. S/he will develop a deep understanding of leadership and a sophisticated skill set in the areas of research, problem solving, project management and communication.

This is a full time role located in the Boston or Philadelphia Spencer Stuart office.

Ideal Experience

We are eager to hear from professionals with a minimum of 2 years full-time work experience in a research role in a professional services environment. Applicants should have an undergraduate degree in liberal arts, business, or related fields of study including library and information studies.

The successful candidate is someone who is self-directed, independent and able to proactively address the needs of the practice. 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.

Financial services experience is not necessary, but the ideal candidate will show interest in the sector and an eagerness to learn about it. Proficiency in PowerPoint is a must. Compensation and benefits are commensurate with other high-end professional services firms.

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