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Role Overview

FT Specialist provides niche audience groups with information that helps them take better decisions and operate more effectively.

The Manila team is responsible for maintaining and improving FT Specialist’s database of institutional investors and investment consultants. Each team member will research information to update or add to one of these directories. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Research corporate filings, company websites, press releases and other publicly available documents to find key information that makes the directories valuable.

  • Update or add details of eight investors a day. 

  • Key information  includes: 

    • Asset allocations, including investment fund selections

    • Investment strategies

    • Key contacts

    • Office locations

    • Contact information (telephone, email, websites)

    • Departures or hires of key personnel

    • Office openings or closings

    • Business connections/relationships

  • Begin to contact investors via email to gather or confirm information not taken directly from the websites of the entities being researched

  • Upload information to the directories using MandateWire’s content management system

  • Provide weekly updates of progress to team leader (breakdown of funds added v updated and types of fund)

  • Pull together new sources of info to add additional investors and consultants  

  • Begin to generate leads for reporters

  • Know basics of the asset management industry. Aware of developments within it. 

Required Skills / Experience

  • Candidate must possess at least Bachelor's Degree in Journalism, Economics, Banking and Finance or equivalent courses.
  • At least one to two years of relevant experience in research role or equivalent. Fresh graduates are accepted.

What’s in it for you? Our Benefits

Our benefits vary depending on location, but we are committed to providing best in class perks across all our offices as well as an inclusive environment to develop your career. Examples of our benefits include; generous annual leave allowances, flexible working (including working from home), medical cover, enhanced maternity & paternity packages, subsidised gym memberships and Giving Back opportunities. Full details of our benefits can be found here.

Further Information

The FT are committed to providing an inclusive working environment for all. We are an equal opportunities employer who 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. 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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