Acuris – Research Associate – 5853

ION Analytics, Full-time, Shanghai
This role has been filled
Acuris, a division of ION Analytics, powers business growth for financial and professional services firms worldwide. Through events and subscription-based digital services, we provide unique, high-value content that helps our customers to make the best decisions based on the strongest evidence.
Our sector specialists and expert analysts interpret data and intelligence to extract new insights that create business opportunities for our customers. We’re trusted by many of the world’s principal advisory firms, investment banks, law firms, hedge funds, private equity firms and corporates, who rely on our brands to help them understand specialist markets and find ideas for business development.
We are looking for a Research Associate to join our Research team based in Shanghai.


  • Daily mass media monitoring and processing of news on sanctions, financial crimes, bribery and corruption related to high risk individuals and entities for the regions under your coverage
  • Daily screening and processing of relevant data published by law enforcement, regulatory enforcement and financial regulators for the regions under your coverage
  • Data processing as assigned by seniors
  • Research, analyze and write reports on subjects of interest

Essential Qualifications

  • Excellent written and spoken Chinese and English language communication skills 
  • Knowledge of open source intelligence gathering
  • Sound analytical and critical thinking skills
  • Highly meticulous and responsible
  • Exceptional organizational, multi-tasking, prioritization and time management skills 
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a multicultural team across the globe
  • Knowledge of programming languages and web scraping like SQL and Python would be an advantage

Preferred Skills

  • Understanding of AML/CFT Regulations, FATF Guidelines, PEPs and multilateral and unilateral Sanctions
  • Work experience in research / compliance / risk management or finance field
  • Affinity with current affairs, media, politics
  • Working knowledge of one or more foreign languages apart from English and mother tongue
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Risk Management, Business, Finance, Law, International Relations, or Political Sciences

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