Research Manager

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B. Responsibility
1. Overall Objective: Research Manager builds & drives company's research strategy to support business development, make publications of insight & forecast on Viet Nam's credit rating industry, and educate the market & involved stakeholders as a thought leader.

2. Key Performance Indicators
- Insight & forecast - No & quality of publication (40%)
- Market education - No of seminar / workshop / conference / press interview / training to market & stakeholders (40%)
- Bussiness development support - No & quality of research to support Credit Analyst Team (20%)

3. Key Areas - Time Allocation - Specific Tasks
a. Business Development Support (20%)
• Support FiinRatings' business development activities by leveraging the division’s in-depth expertise and knowledge to train and equip client advisor team with essential insight & forecast on market move
• Conduct extensive research on credit risk of various industries to produce high quality & timely reports, commentaries & advices as key input material for Credit Analyst Team

b. Publication of Market Insight & Forecast (40%)
• Partner with client advisor and credit rating analyst to publish insightful macro-economic forecast, industries outlook, credit risk management issue and key credit trends across sectors on a quarterly basis
• Cooperate with key partners / regulators / agencies to make publication of guidelining materials for retail investors
• Maintain and develop an extensive network with industry experts and practitioners to obtain insights for the reports

c. Market Education (40%)
• Proactively join FiinRatings workshops/webinar, public seminar / conference, press / media interviews to share in-depth and comprehensive perspectives on the macroeconomics, capital/credit markets, sectors and other significant market trends/events affecting corporates...
• Promote FiinRatings as a thought leader in the markets and to stay ahead of other peers

d.Team Management
• Proactively manage a team of research professionals as an effective, well-coordinated and high performing team. Coach them & create opportunity for them to step up in their professional career development as well as to operate at their fullest potential in an inclusive and dynamic team environment.
• Demonstrate leadership in defining the strategic direction and ensuring of a range of high-quality research projects/assignments
• Ensure that the Research team operates efficiently and collaboratively, leveraging its macro, capital market, credit market and sector expertise, comprehensive database and industry network.

C. Requirements
1. Must Have
a. Education: Bachelor degree or higher with Major in Finance, Investment, Audit & Accounting, Economics
b. English: Excellent at English business writing (equivalent of IELTS 6.5 up)
c. Experiences: Over 6 to 8 years in Consulting / Advisory / Research in international or large local investment banking firms, consulting/audit firms or market research companies
d. Attitude:
• Strong independence
• Strong commitment
• High quality mindset
• High time pressure endurance

2. Want To Have
a. Experiences
• Hands-on experience and in-depth expertise in credit analysis; with demonstrated knowledge of capital markets, industry trends and macro-economics in Vietnam and globally.
• Hands-on experience in leading complex research and consulting projects, with evidence of strong strategic planning, prioritization and conflict resolution skills.
• Extensive track records of research and advisory in financial sectors in non-financial sectors and proven ability to direct and manage the work of a team of technical specialists."
b. Skills
• Good at data mining & crunching
• Strong leadership skill, team working skill and time management skill
• Excellent presentation skills to act as a spokesperson with senior internal and external stakeholders.
• Good at communication with clients, team, market participants and being able to source appropriate experts/practitioners

3. Nice to Have
a. Previous employer: Big 4 (KPMG / PWC / EY / Deloitte) / Well-known consulting firm / Investment Banking
b. Certification: ACCA / CPA / CFA

4. Work location:

  • Head office in Hanoi: Level 10, Peakview Tower, 36 Hoang Cau, O Cho Dua Ward, Dong Da District, Ha Noi.

5. Reporting Line:

  • Report to FiinRatings Manager and Managing Director.

6. How to apply:  

  • If you would like to work in a challenging environment with opportunities for advancement, please send your CV in English with a cover letter expressing how you match this position to us at

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview.

Thank you for your interest in a career opportunity with FiinGroup.