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Research Associate, Bain Capital, LP (Boston)


Bain Capital, LP is one of the world’s leading private multi-asset alternative investment firms with approximated $105 billion of assets under management that creates lasting impact for our investors, teams, businesses, and the communities in which we live. Since our founding in 1984, we’ve applied our insight and experience to organically expand into several asset classes including private equity, credit, public equity, real estate and venture capital. We leverage our shared platform to capture cross-asset class opportunities in strategic areas of focus. With offices on four continents, our global team aligns our interests with those of our investors for lasting impact.


Bain Capital’s Global Research Services (GRS) team is seeking a Research Associate to provide global industry, economic, and demographic research and data services. The Research Associate must be a critical and creative thinker, with the proven ability to assess the accuracy and relevance of information and prioritize competing demands in a fast-paced environment.

Role and Responsibilities:

·         Deliver comprehensive, synthesized research results from diverse sources in a clear and actionable format to investment professionals in a deadline-oriented environment.

·         Proactively work with global internal partners and GRS team members to anticipate information needs and identify opportunities for research collaboration.

·         Lead discovery of emerging information sources and technologies, and conduct rigorous evaluations to assess quality and value to the firm.

·         Develop expertise in the assigned industry vertical, maintaining current awareness of relevant industry drivers and trends.

·         Participate in and contribute to a continuously evolving global research service model.

·         Serve as a team representative of GRS and participate in a variety of project-based initiatives to further improve information services provided and core competencies of team.

·         Other projects as assigned.

Education and Experience:

·         Masters of Library/Information Science from an American Library Association-accredited institution preferred.

·         2-3 years of experience in business intelligence research and analysis, particularly in a corporate, consulting, or financial services environment.

Skills and Attributes:

·         Demonstrated competency and creativity in conducting complex research inquiries.

·         Deep understanding of secondary research tools (e.g. Factiva, LexisNexis, S&P Capital IQ, Bloomberg, Euromonitor, IBISWorld, Dealogic, PitchBook, Preqin, Mergermarket, etc.).

·         Familiarity with copyright and licensing best practices.

·         Familiarity with primary research methods, such as surveys, focus groups, and interviews.

·         Research experience in a specific industry, language expertise, and/or European/Asian regions a plus.

·         Strong service orientation, self-motivation, and demonstrated ability to solve problems, improve processes, and drive projects forward.  

·         Excellent people skills, team orientation, and professional attitude.

·         Strong verbal and written communication.


Full/Part Time

Full Time




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2019-09-11 |  Quick link to this job