A major US trade association is seeking a Research Analyst to join its Research team. This individual will work with large databases using various sources to create statistics, charts and reports for member companies, external clients, and internal staff. The Research Analyst will also conduct qualitative research, as needed.
Responsibilities include: conduct surveys to collect detailed information on various investments and insurance products. Establish and maintain good work relationship with member companies to ensure data accuracy and a high survey participation rate. Provide guidance and clarifications regarding survey definitions and methodologies; validate survey data by comparing with other data sources and previous survey response. Use SQL, SAS, or VBA program to upload data into databases and generate regular investment bulletins and other reports in a timely manner. Analyze financial data as required for preparation of ad hoc special reports prepared at member company request. Work with member companies’ investment department personnel as necessary to update the content and analytical procedures of the investment bulletins. One of the major responsibilities involves qualitative and legal research to support ACLI advocacy. The Research Analyst will collect and analyze information on various issues, organize and present the information to ACLI staff, and assist in drafting white papers or other reports which may be shared internally, with member companies, and/or with external entities. The Research Analyst is expected to quickly learn about the life insurance industry and to keep abreast of developments in the industry, and to identify potentially useful new information sources.
Ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree in statistics, mathematics, economics, finance, business administration, or related field with a minimum of two years relevant work experience.
Knowledge of financial statements, life insurance, and Lexus-Nexus legal research tools is preferred but not required. Proficiency with SQL, MS-Access, or SAS are required with a minimum of two years’ experience working with large databases. Excellent oral and written communication skills as well as strong interpersonal and time management skills are essential.
The ACLI offers a competitive compensation and benefits package. E-mail or fax resume and salary requirements to:
The American Council of Life Insurers (ACLI) is a Washington, D.C.-based trade association with approximately 290 member companies operating in the United States and abroad. ACLI advocates in state, federal, and international forums for public policy that supports the industry marketplace and the 75 million American families that rely on life insurers’ products for financial and retirement securi...ty. ACLI members offer life insurance, annuities, retirement plans, long-term care and disability income insurance, and reinsurance, representing 95 percent of industry assets, 93 percent of life insurance premiums, and 98 percent of annuity considerations in the United States. Learn more at www.acli.com.