ION Analytics is looking for a writer to add to our Insights team, a weekly data-driven and forward-looking publication read by many of the world’s top decision makers in banks, law firms and private equity firms.
The Insights team produces a weekly column called Dealspeak, which uses data from ION’s Dealogic and Mergermarket platforms to identify trends in mergers and acquisitions. Your job would be to tell the story behind the numbers, using your industry sources to help join the dots and provide predictive insights. You will work with a team of data analysts and journalists to unearth data points on an industry, sub-sector, company or investment vehicle, such as private equity or special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs). From that data you would then craft a commentary that provides proprietary and predictive insights. One week, you might be asked to weave a data-driven story around Microsoft’s blockbuster Activision Blizzard acquisition, how that impacts the gaming or metaverse sectors, and how competitors might respond next. Another week, you would take the leveraged buyout of Citrix Systems and craft a story around the LBO market and how that might evolve in the year ahead. On a different week, you might pick a sector, such as community banking, cryptocurrencies or semiconductors, and look at the pushes and pulls of M&A activity in that niche and predict what could happen next. You will have the ability to craft compelling stories around data using punchy and succinct language, raise questions about the future, and help spark ideas in key decision makers.
The Dealspeak is delivered to Mergermarket, Dealreporter and Dealogic subscribers every week.
Generate editorial and data-visualization ideas for the weekly Dealspeak column
Develop and maintain market contacts via existing network as well as by cultivating new contacts in the investment banking, private equity and legal advisory community
Communicate and discuss ideas with ION’s team of analysts and journalists
Assist with analytical projects beyond Dealspeak
Required Skills, Qualifications, and Experience
Ability to string together data points to find actionable and relevant story lines in an evolving universe of announced transactions and industry consolidation
Solid understanding of corporate finance, company strategy, capital structure, and mergers and acquisitions
The ability to write in a clear, concise, and engaging manner
Interest in a particular sector such as technology is a plus
Background in journalism, in particular data-driven journalism
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.