Investigative Researcher, Fideres Partners LLP

Location: Remote Working
Salary details: £35,000pa
Closes: 05/02/2021
  • Flexible Working
  • Full-Time
  • Part-Time
  • Starting Out

Do you have a passion for investigative research and would like to join a company with a virtuous purpose, a diverse team of high performers, on a continuing journey of global growth?

The primary purpose of this role is to assist in the identification and investigation of corporate wrongdoings and discriminatory conducts such as; price fixing and big rigging schemes, pricing policies that have a disparate impact on racial and other protected minorities, and market manipulation conduct.

This will typically involve reviewing news, regulatory notices, legal filings and other publicly available data, identify industry insiders and other sources that will assist Fideres’ economic consultants in their investigations. The candidate will also be responsible for Fideres’ contacts with the press and social media platforms.

This fixed term contract may suit a journalism undergraduate on a business placement year, or a recent journalism graduate with a keen interest in investigative journalism.

Key Responsibilities

  • Keeping on top of market developments to generate new case ideas
  • Developing and maintaining contacts with industry insiders to assist with ongoing and new investigations
  • Daily monitoring of all of our news subscriptions and provide a curated list of news items which are of most interest to Fideres
  • Develop and maintain contacts with generalist and specialised press, for the purpose of publicising the investigative work conducted by Fideres
  • Maintain up to date contact on Fideres’ social platforms (Twitter and Linkedin)
  • Setting up and coordinating our podcast and video releases
  • Working closely with Fideres’ quantitative team to hand over the case, once a consulting mandate has been awarded
  • Maintaining accurate records of all billable hours spent on each project
  • Writing short reports that summarise the key findings of our analysis in a simple, succinct manner for internal use and/or for pitching the case to potential clients

Required Skills and Attributes

  • 1st or 2:1 degree in journalism or other relevant field, or undertaking a journalism university business placement year and expecting to receive a minimum of a 2:1 award
  • Deep interest in investigative journalism and attentive to current social trends and economic debate
  • Able to write insightful reports of results, in particular expressing complex issues in simple terms, understandable by those with no financial or legal background
  • Strong ethical pull towards economic fairness and social equality
  • Creative, driven by a wish to innovate and ready to challenge the status quo
  • Organised and demonstrating a strong attention to detail
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Self-motivated to perform in a demanding business environment and to assume a wide range of responsibilities
  • Able to display a clear interest in further elevating Fideres’ profile at the leading edge of its field is essential
  • Effective management of deadlines

About Fideres

Fideres was founded in 2009 out of the financial crisis to investigate corporate misconduct and abuses and is now a provider of economic analysis to law firms and their clients as well as regulators. This can include working alongside law firms, investigating wrongful conduct to allow clients to take action and providing expert testimony at court.

We have been engaged by all major US and UK litigation law firms, governments, and other public sector entities to assist in numerous high-profile antitrust investigations and private litigation, spanning across several industries and jurisdictions. We have developed innovative modelling techniques for highly complex competition and financial issues, and our work has contributed to a heightened standard of economic evidence in litigation globally, particularly in class action.

Location, Hours, and Salary

We will accept applications from candidates in the UK, US, and Germany, providing you have the right to work in those respective locations as at the time you start working with us. We are currently working remotely with some office days required.

We anticipate that this contract will last for a six month period. Applications from both full time and part time candidates will be considered.

The full time salary for this role will be £35,000 per annum, which will be pro-rated according to the duration of the contract and the hours worked.

Application Procedures

Please submit your curriculum vitae and a cover letter explaining your motivation to join Fideres and your interest in the role offered to careers@fideres.com indicating the job title in the subject window.

Please note that we consider a thoughtful and considered cover letter to be an integral part of the application.

Please not that due to the high volume of applications received, we may not be able to respond to applicants who do not meet the above criteria. Please mention Journo Resources on your applications – it really helps us out.