Data Strategy Associate

Job Locations US-NY-New York
Posted Date 1 month ago(1/26/2018 9:33 AM)
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Guidepoint’s Data Insights group works with proprietary data to generate actionable insights for the world’s leading institutional investors, consultants and corporations. The Data Insights team is passionate about creating new products through rigorous analysis of data to draw highly-relevant, accurate quantitative insights. As a Data Strategy Associate, you will be an integral member of the team and have a unique opportunity to be on the front lines of the Alternative Data revolution on Wall Street and in market research. Come and work with us for the opportunity to help build an industry-leading data business.


This is a unique position for an exception individual that will play a key role in helping the Data Insights group identify new data partnerships and research new product areas. The R&D Associate will be a key member of the team and help support the broadening of data-driven research offerings to institutional investors and corporations.

What You'll Do

  • Research and map the value chains of selected industries to determine key points where unique data might be gathered and collected
  • Develop and maintain working databases of both traditional and non-traditional companies providing data on selected industries
  • Support Data Insights R&D efforts by conducting extensive background industry research: Gather company information and historical performance data, read company 10-Ks and 10-Qs along with other industry publications
  • Contact prospective data partners to develop relationships—working closely with quantitative research team to structure testing of data so that company can determine the predictive nature of data for investment research
  • Help manage relationships with existing data partners including helping to coordinate calls and meetings for Managing Director and management team
  • Map out competitive offerings of other research firms to determine points of differentiation and leverage that new data sets could provide: How will this new data give clients unique insight into companies? Will these insights lead to an information advantage?

What You Have

Intellectual curiosity is a requirement! Candidate must also be self-directed, highly driven with an entrepreneurial mindset - Must have a hunger for solving complex, difficult problems with a sense of urgency. The candidate should have a high level of comfort with and the ability to rapidly gain an in depth knowledge base across multiple industries. Interest in the equities markets and investing is a requirement.

Candidates should have at least one year of full-time work experience or strong internship experience. Strong backgrounds for this position will include experience in the following areas: venture capital, management or strategy consulting, financial analysis at an investment bank, analytical work with market research or market data firm

What We Have:

  • Competitive compensation
  • Free snacks and beverages
  • Excellent medical, dental, and vision coverage for you and your dependents
  • 401(k) match, life insurance, commuter benefits, corporate gym rates, paid time-off and parental leave plans
  • Friday happy hour and “Summer Fridays”
  • Year-round corporate athletic league
  • Casual work environment

About Guidepoint:

Guidepoint, a leading expert network firm, connects clients with vetted subject matter experts—Advisors—from their global professional network. Guidepoint clients leverage the insights and perspectives shared by Advisors to stay informed and make better business decisions. Its slate of services, including phone consultations, surveys, events and proprietary data insights products, help professionals gain comprehensive understanding of a topic before making strategic or investment decisions. Guidepoint’s multinational client list includes 9 of the top 10 consulting firms and some of the largest hedge funds, private equity firms and Fortune-ranked public companies. For more information, visit


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