Research Associate

Title: Research Associate

  • Employer: Global Risk Institute in Financial Servi
  • Website: http://www.globalriskinstitute.com
  • Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Job Description:

    The GRI Research Strategy is focused on an ongoing program of high quality research that is both applied and interdisciplinary in nature. Research will take many different forms - original research, modeling, case studies and surveys.  It will involve disciplines as diverse as finance, economics, econometrics, actuarial science, and mathematics. Major research projects will be located both at selected universities and in-house at GRI. The Global Risk Institute's international forums will transmit the research findings and promote international discussion of their effects on the financial services sector.

    Reporting and Working Relationships
    • The Research Associate will report to the Managing Director, Research (the MD, Research)
    • The Research Associate will work with the MD, Research and colleagues in Research and Education.
    • In the course of the Research Associate’s assignments, there could be the need to work and interact with stakeholders in academia, financial institutions and policy-setting and regulatory authorities

    Major Responsibilities
    Primary duties include research, policy updates, data collection and analysis, and coordination with research projects sponsored by GRI. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

    • Provide research and analytical support in the risk management area
    • Responsible for synthesizing research findings from key reports and publications for sharing with a range of audiences through various communication mediums
    • Analyze data, interpret results, prepare recommendations and present reports
    • Plan and execute quantitative data analysis to support scholar research and prepare results to complement published material

    Core Competencies and Qualifications:
    • Exceptional communication, report writing, and collaboration skills
    • Superior analytical skills, both quantitatively and from a policy issues-oriented focus
    • Ability to plan and implement research projects, in time and within budget, under direction from the MD, Research
    • Knowledge of sound research methodologies
    • The ability to work effectively in a multi-disciplinary team environment with minimum supervision
    • Ability to seek out information from a variety of sources
    • Ph. D., in Financial Mathematics, Finance, Economics, or a closely related field required (newly graduated)
    • Priority will be given to candidates who are legally entitled to work in Canada
    • Only the candidates selected for an interview will be contacted

  • Application Deadline: Posted until filled
  • Contact Details: Karen Tam Vice President, ktam@globalriskinstitute.com

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