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International Data Group Research Director, Capital Markets Digital Transformation Strategies in Needham, Massachusetts

IDC Financial Insights is seeking a Research Director, Worldwide Capital Markets in our Digital Transformation Strategies research and advisory practice. The person will work with a team of financial industry analysts, recognized worldwide as industry experts, to research and advise on the impact of digital transformation technologies on the capital markets industry, particularly the sell-side of the industry, and related topics. The ideal candidate is an individual who has worked in the capital markets industry directly or has experience researching and delivering advisory and technology services in Investment banking (Capital, M&A, Debt Issuance, Underwriting), Sales & Trading, Equity Capital Markets, and Debt Capital Markets.

The role of the Research Director is multi-faceted and offers the possibility to demonstrate genuine thought-leadership. Beyond syndicated research, the successful candidate will play an active role in custom research and consulting engagements, for clients including technology buyers and suppliers of technology to the industry.

Why IDC?

IDC is the most respected global technology market research firm. We are changing the way the world thinks about the impact of technology on business and society. Our people, data, and analytics create global technology insights that accelerate customer success. IDC was recognized by the Institute of Industry Analyst Relations (IIAR) as the 2021 Analyst Firm of the Year for delivering critical, timely insights in coordinated efforts around the world, during a time when our customers faced unprecedented challenges.

Our collaborative, innovative and entrepreneurial culture is the perfect place for you to discover your future! We are just getting started!

  • Leading and coordinating primary research and producing regular insightful content for the capital markets subscription service

  • Responding to client inquiries

  • Delivering consulting projects as subject matter expert

  • Collaborating with colleagues in other business units on shared research engagements

  • Supporting sales & marketing campaigns in pursuit of new business opportunities

  • Delivering on public speaking engagements and media interviews to continuously raise the profile of IDC Financial Insights

  • A Bachelors’ Degree (Advanced degree a plus)

  • 10+ years of professional experience in the capital markets industry (e.g. financial industry analyst, financial services consulting, capital markets technology at an institution, or technology supplier to the capital markets industry)

  • Advanced skills in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint

  • Excellent writing and superior communication skills required including public speaking

  • Ability to clearly communicate and report data analysis including experience forecasting and publishing timely changes to market conditions

  • Demonstrated industry expertise and thought leadership on technology trends in the capital markets industry

  • Excellent interpersonal skills for client inquiry and internal collaboration

  • Ability to travel (10 to 20%)

  • Position is based in Needham, MA, and open to approved remote locations

Successful applicants for this position must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Requests for reasonable accommodation based on disability or religion will be considered on an individual basis.

About IDC: International Data Corporation (IDC) is the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events for the information technology, telecommunications and consumer technology markets. IDC helps IT professionals, business executives, and the investment community make fact-based decisions on technology purchases and business strategy. More than 1,200 IDC analysts provide global, regional, and local expertise on technology and industry opportunities and trends in over 110 countries worldwide. For 50 years, IDC has provided strategic insights to help our clients achieve their key business objectives. IDC is a subsidiary of IDG, the world's leading technology media, research, and events company.

IDC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants and employees are considered for positions and are evaluated without regard to mental or physical disability, handicap, race, color, religion, gender, gender identity and expression, ancestry, national origin, age, genetic information, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, marital status or other categories protected by law.

ID: 2022-2274

External Company Name: International Data Group, Inc.

External Company URL: http://www.idg.com

Street: 140 Kendrick St

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