Research Assistant

Job Description

Asian Private Banker, one of the region’s fastest-growing, most ambitious, and market-moving financial publications, is looking for a research assistant to join to its fast-growing research department. The researcher assistant will play a key role in supporting the research team to map the key figures and fund flows in Asia’s private banking industry.

The ideal candidate is a young professional or fresh graduate with a go-getter attitude, a real interest in the financial industry, strong work ethic, advanced communication skills and a desire to fast track their career in private banking. He/She will be available to join the team as soon as possible and will NOT require a visa sponsorship


  • Contribute to research design
  • Conduct desktop research and assist with data collection
  • Contact and interview private bankers, wealth managers, asset managers
  • Draft reports and white papers
  • Participate in field research trips
  • Build up and maintain databases and conduct data analysis
  • Liaise with other departments of Asian Private Banker (particularly digital and
    editorial departments) to build relevant digital products and databases
  • Perform administrative tasks


  • Demonstrate initiative in abundance and eagerness to thrive in a fast-paced environment
  • Have basic knowledge about private banking and the asset management industry
  • Have the desire to build a solid network in the private banking industry
  • Be capable of conducting research under limited supervision
  • Be confident and capable of conducting meetings with senior industry figures
  • Possess a presence and gravitas beyond their years
  • Be proactive, and excellent team-players


  • Bachelor’s degree in finance, economics, business, international relations, journalism, management. Graduates from other departments are also welcome to apply. Master degree is a strong plus.
  • 0-3 years of experience in academic and/or corporate research
  • Excellent command of spoken and written English
  • Knowledge of Cantonese, Putonghua and/or other Asian languages is a distinct advantage
  • Strong Excel skills. Knowledge of SPSS, R studio is a strong plus
  • Good organizational skills and resourcefulness
  • Strong project management skills
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, pressurized environment
  • Independent and capable of performing tasks with limited supervision


  • Grow professionally and develop strong research skills
  • Interact and develop relationships with the private banking and wealth management industry
  • Build connections and a career in one of the most exciting industries in finance today
  • Learn about different aspects of private banking through regular training sessions

We are a fast-growing, young, fun, dynamic, and diverse company with great opportunities for a rewarding career and positive work/life experience. Apply via Linkedin with your CV and if you are shortlisted for the role we will be in touch with a survey to gather some more information about you. Asian Private Banker is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, colour, national origin, age, gender or disability in its hiring and promotion procedures.

** Applicants must have the right to work in the Hong Kong SAR. **

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