Due Diligence Researcher – 5255

Content & Research, Full-time, Washington DC and New York
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Blackpeak (and ION/Acuris Company) is an international investigative research and risk advisory firm dedicated to uncovering critical risk-related information for our clients worldwide. We are looking for a junior Due Diligence Researcher, who will primarily assist the US offices with English-language reputational due diligence projects. This is a permanent, full-time position that can be based in Washington DC or New York City.
Specifically, you will conduct research and analysis through desktop and database research and produce high quality written reports, under the supervision of Blackpeak’s senior management team. You will be expected to be able to carry out intensive research (both primary and secondary) and analysis of large amounts of data and then assess accuracy, reliability, and relevance.
We are looking for bright, inquisitive, and self-driven individuals who are looking to start their careers in investigative research and risk consulting. You will receive extensive training and mentoring that will familiarize you with industry practices and advanced research methodologies. In addition to due diligence research, you will also be exposed to other types of Blackpeak projects and will have opportunities to contribute to them in due course.

If your qualifications, experience and aspirations match our requirements, please apply and include your resume and a brief cover letter, describing a time that you displayed research tenacity.


  • Bachelor’s degree or higher. Many educational backgrounds are potentially relevant, including Journalism, English, International Relations, History, Political Science, Communications, Philosophy, Pre-Law, Business, Economics, Accounting and others
  • Prior internship experience in due diligence research, background check research or compliance-driven research strongly preferred, however other internships/experience with significant research and writing will be considered
  • Intellectual curiosity and research tenacity. Must love digging deep to answer a question, solve a puzzle, or understand a thorny problem
  • Discretion, good judgment, and the ability to maintain client confidentiality
  • Extremely strong written and oral communication skills
  • Familiarity with basic business concepts is helpful (e.g. balance sheets, basic accounting, the functioning of capital markets, etc.)
  • Must have work authorization that does not now or in the future require sponsorship of a visa for employment authorization in the US (i.e., H1-B visa, F-1 visa (OPT), TN visa or any other non-immigrant status)


Blackpeak is an international investigative research and risk advisory firm. We specialize in investigative due diligence, business intelligence research, political risk analysis, screening, and investigations and security.

Blackpeak’s founders and managers are professionals from the risk advisory, corporate finance, and investment sectors. We select our analysts from a wide range of professional and academic backgrounds for their persistent curiosity, attention to detail, and analytical ability.

Founded in Asia, the firm now operates from strategic locations in key financial and political centers, including Hong Kong, Singapore, Tokyo, Shanghai, Beijing, Guangzhou, New York, Washington DC and London.

In 2019, Blackpeak was acquired by Acuris, a provider of global data, intelligence, research and analysis. Acuris is owned by ION Investment Group, a provider of mission-critical trading and workflow solutions to financial institutions, central banks, governments and corporations.


We make our clients more successful by finding and analyzing information that protects them and informs them, whether as part of a transaction or during everyday operations.

We provide whatever risk mitigation services our clients need, from fast and efficient background checks on individuals, to comprehensive risk analyses of businesses, sectors and countries, to meticulous investigations into highly complex frauds. Our carefully edited reports are used by deal teams, compliance heads, security officers, legal counsel, executive management and company boards.

Blackpeak has built its business and reputation by an uncompromising focus on quality, maintaining the highest standards of integrity in how we conduct our work, and treating our clients and staff with the utmost respect.


We’re a diverse group of visionary innovators who provide trading and workflow automation software, high-value analytics, and strategic consulting to corporations, central banks, financial institutions, and governments. More than 40% of the world’s largest companies use our solutions. Founded in 1999, we’ve achieved tremendous growth by bringing together some of the best and most successful financial technology companies in the world.

Over 2,000 of the world’s leading corporations, including 50% of the Fortune 500 and 30% of the world’s central banks, trust ION solutions to manage their cash, in-house banking, commodity supply chain, trading and risk.

Over 800 of the world’s leading banks and broker-dealers use our electronic trading platforms to operate the world’s financial market infrastructure.

With 10,000 employees and offices in more than 40 cities around the globe, ION is a rapidly expanding and dynamic group.
Within ION Analytics we help clients find advantage in a world of information overload and fragmented systems.  Our business information solutions blend expert journalism and analytics with data to help banks, advisors, investors, law firms and corporations find opportunities in markets ranging from equities and fixed income to infrastructure and private equity.

On our platform clients can break through silos to originate opportunities, find buyers, and use resources efficiently, and our advanced workflow automation tools cut through the noise to deliver personalized, targeted information that saves time and effort, and drives better decisions.
At ION, we offer careers that provide many opportunities: To invent. To design. To collaborate. To build. To transform businesses and empower people around the world to do more, faster and better than before. Imagine what you can do and experience. This is where you can do your best work.
Learn more at iongroup.com

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