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Investigating Analyst

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Job Title: Investigating Analyst
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London
Industry:
Salary: Competitive salary
Contact Name: Ben Kinley
Contact Email: bkinley@lawsonchase.com
Job Published: about 1 year ago

Job Description

The client is a leading global finance and professional services firm focused on law.  Due to increased growth, they are now seeking to appoint an Investigating Analyst to join their exceptionally busy London based team.

 

About The Company

The firm's businesses include litigation finance, insurance and risk transfer, law firm lending, corporate intelligence and judgment enforcement, advisory and professional services and a wide range of investment activities. It is publically traded on London’s AIM market with over $500M committed to litigation worldwide.

The Global Enforcement Team conducts corporate investigations and asset tracing exercises across the world. The role is an excellent opportunity to develop your skills and career within a world-class investigations team. You will work on a variety of projects for high-profile clients across diverse sectors. The work is challenging, exciting and demanding and will provide a unique insight into the complex world of international dispute resolution and litigation. The role is likely to include international travel.

The firm is currently is experiencing significant growth and is consequently seeking a number of new members for its global team.

The firm's work environment is that of a start-up and therefore fast-paced and “always on.”  Despite its growth, they have endeavoured to retain a culture characteristic of a small growing firm; hence its team members are creative, resourceful, fast-moving confident people who do not need the infrastructure of a large company to succeed. There is little administrative support and the expectation is that everyone, including senior people, will roll up their sleeves to perform and engage collectively for the overall success of the business.

The firm also operates in a geographically dispersed fashion, with its senior team in multiple locations and relying heavily on email and conference calls to communicate.  Strong written communication skills are absolutely essential for success and a willingness to engage in the substantive discussion by email instead of personally or by telephone is critical for fit and success.

 

About The Role

An Analyst will conduct desktop-based research using specialist databases and publicly available records, covering a wide range of corporate, legal, media, credit and regulatory data in multiple jurisdictions in order to aid in the identification of assets belonging to judgment debtors and the subjects of our investigations and communicate these findings internally and with the client. 

 

Key Responsibilities

  • Rigorous research and analysis using a wide range of source material, databases and research tools;
  • Liaising with external resources and assisting with source interviews and fieldwork;
  • Communicate with external sources and assist with fieldwork, conducting source interviews by telephone or in person; 
  • Analyze and present your findings to clients and internal stakeholders in the form of detailed and concise written reports and verbal presentations;
  • Draft proposals to clients
  • Support business development initiatives;
  • Seek out new resources, tools and contacts and contribute to the team’s knowledge sharing;
  • Post time records against all billable and non-billable activities during each working week
  • Provide direct support to Enforcement Associates and Directors.

 

Key Requirements

Whilst we are interested in candidates from a wide range of backgrounds, we would ideally want 2 years relevant experience who have the right mentality for the position together with the right qualities and aptitude for the job, which include:

  • An analytical mind-set
  • Demonstrable Research skills
  • A “can-do” attitude / dogmatic approach
  • A strong eye for detail
  • an ability to work with complex data;
  • ability to solve problems creatively; 
  • Attention to detail and ability to work with large volumes of sometimes complex data;
  • Time management and ability to manage multiple work streams;
  • Verbal and written communication and presentation skills;
  • Team-working and interpersonal communication skills;
  • Experience of travel abroad for work and  familiarity or proficiency in foreign language(s) are  desirable qualities but not essential 

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