Data and Research Specialist – 6970

ION Analytics, Full-time, Shanghai
This role has been filled
Acuris Risk Intelligence (ARI), a division of ION Analytics, is a trusted and independent provider of global intelligence for Anti-Money Laundering, Anti-Corruption and Cyber Security professionals. We own and maintain a database of actionable data from 240 countries and our services enable clients to make informed decisions during the due diligence process and manage risk related to fraud, money laundering, terrorist financing, and staff compliance.
As part of our rapid expansion, ARI is seeking Research Associates who are proficient in the Chinese and English languages. The job involves the research of individuals and corporations. An ability to read between the lines and attention to detail are essential qualifications for this role, which is key to maintaining and growing our database. The job also involves the writing of analytical reports based on findings, where the candidate will develop an expertise in investigative reporting. 

Main Responsibilities

  • 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
Interested candidates, please submit a cover letter and resume, with the expected salary to Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.  

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