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Financial Times

Reporter, MandateWire North America

Company Overview

The Financial Times is one of the world's leading business news organizations, recognized internationally for its authority, integrity, and accuracy. The FT has a record paying readership of one million, three-quarters of which are digital subscriptions. It is part of Nikkei Inc., which provides a broad range of information, news, and services for the global business community.

We have offices in more than 35 cities, including London, New York, Hong Kong, Beijing, Manila, Sofia, San Francisco, and Tokyo. Join us and find an inclusive and fast-paced environment with unique opportunities to support every step of your career.

The Position

MandateWire is an institutional investment newswire service that covers new investment opportunities, contract wins and losses in the asset management industry.

MandateWire has built an unrivalled reputation amongst investment managers in North America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East as a key provider of sales intelligence and analysis, tracking the investment strategies and asset allocations of institutional investors.

This role involves conducting in-depth interviews and research on North American institutional investors, and drafting intelligence reports on a daily basis for publication on our database and daily newswire.

The successful candidate will have a strong desire to find exclusive information and turn it into accurate news copy every day, and will gain valuable interviewing and writing skills, learn how to process, organize and deliver complex data in the most effective way as part of a young, dynamic news team along the way.

MandateWire reporters are also required to come up with and submit roughly one piece of in-depth analysis each month, update an internal contacts database, and contribute to our quarterly summary of investment trends.

Along the way, you will learn about the asset management industry in depth and gain insight into the decision-making processes of executives handling billions of dollars.

What You Will Be Responsible For
* Your primary responsibility will be gathering new, forward-looking information on the investment strategies of North American institutional investors. This requires regular, in-depth interviews with key personnel and targeted research drafted into daily intelligence reports for publication on our database and newswire
* Inputting this information to an internal contacts database and producing a set number of mandate opportunity stories for inclusion in the daily email, and real time alert functions of the product
* The role will also involve producing broader editorial content for a monthly and quarterly analysis of industry trends. There are also opportunities to deliver broadcast analysis on camera

The Skills/Experience You Need To Be Successful In This Role
* Must have an excellent and professional telephone manner. The role involves speaking with senior institutional investment decision makers and the ability to create a strong rapport with these contacts is essential. There is also an element of cold-calling to be aware of
* Superb organizational skills to manage time effectively, scheduling calls, inputting data and meeting the daily, monthly and quarterly deadlines
* The ability to scour and analyse large amounts of data, regulatory filings and documents obtained from public sources to quickly identify relevant material
* The ability to work in a team environment and assist team members where necessary and in turn, be willing to ask for assistance
* Good computer skills, particularly Microsoft Word and Excel

It Would Be Nice If You Had
• Basic knowledge of financial terms. Most of what you need to know will be learned on the job, but some knowledge of technical terms and basics of how investments work would be an advantage
• Experience interviewing senior executives
• The ability to read balance sheets and spot critical information in a timely manner

What's In It For You? Our Benefits and Culture
  • Generous paid time off
  • Comprehensive health, vision, dental, and life & disability insurance
  • Competitive 401k and company match, Flexible Spending Account (FSA) and commuter benefits
  • Paid parental leave (maternity & paternity)
  • Employee Wellbeing Services
  • Employee-Led Networks which promote and celebrate diversity and inclusion in our workplace by connecting, engaging, and empowering individuals across the organization
  • Other great perks such as flexible working, summer Friday's, volunteer days and company events
  • Learn more about our benefits and commitment to inclusion

Further Information

At the FT, we know our most valuable resources are our people and we embrace our employees' unique skills, experiences, and perspectives. We are committed to providing an inclusive working environment for all. We are an equal opportunities employer that seeks to recruit and appoint the best talent regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, socio-economic background, religion and/or belief. We also promote flexible working and will consider specific requests around flexibility for all roles where it can be accommodated. We aim to treat all employees in a fair and consistent manner, promote good working relationships to encourage high standards of conduct and performance within a work environment free from harassment, bullying, and discrimination. Please let us know if you require any adjustments as part of the application process or to enable you to attend an interview. If you would like to discuss your requirements or have any questions, please contact a member of our HR team who will be happy to help.

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