GfK is the trusted source of relevant market and consumer information that enables its clients to make smarter decisions. More than 13,000 market research experts combine their passion with GfK’s 80 years of data science experience. This allows GfK to deliver vital global insights matched with local...
GfK is the trusted source of relevant market and consumer information that enables its clients to make smarter decisions. More than 13,000 market research experts combine their passion with GfK’s 80 years of data science experience. This allows GfK to deliver vital global insights matched with local market intelligence from more than 100 countries. By using innovative technologies and data sciences, GfK turns big data into smart data, enabling its clients to improve their competitive edge and enrich consumers’ experiences and choices. For more information, please visit or follow GfK on Twitter:

Research Analyst / Senior Research Analyst

Job level Middle
Education Bachelor Degree
Kowloon Bay
Employment type Full Time
Benefits Dental plan, 5-day week, Medical plan, Performance bonus
Industry Advertising / Marketing / Digital Marketing
Job function Marketing / Public Relations > Marketing - Market Research
Sales / Business Development / Customer Service > Account Servicing
Published On 19/03/2019


About Boutique Research


GfK Boutique Research is amongst the first market research firms to develop an analyst team


in-house to add value to ‘big data’ specifically for institutional investors. Analysis and forecasts leverage proprietary point-of-sale and partner data complimented with financial results of publically listed companies.


Research reports are syndicated and deliver impactful and concise written conclusions as well as captivating data visualization. GfK analysts are in a unique position to help clients cut through noisy data and find meaningful ways to incorporate alternative data into the investment process for securities listed worldwide.


Position Description

The Research Analyst works on a growing international team conducting research on publically traded companies derived from GfK’s proprietary data assets. We are looking for an energetic and motivated individual seeking to develop their critical thinking skills to serve the audience in the institutional investment space.


Essential Duties and Responsibility

Specific Responsibilities include:

  • Mining through GfK’s proprietary global PoS database using SQL, Power Pivot and Power
  • Effectively communicating our research messages and conclusions to clients, which are top tier hedge funds and mutual funds.
  • You will be a client-facing analyst covering multiple companies and engaging in challenging two-way conversations.
  • Creating thoughtful and conclusive research reports on publicly traded companies across select consumer technology categories.
  • Comparing the signals coming from GfK’s proprietary dataset with other external data
  • points, such as company quarterly earnings reports, news stories, investor road shows, etc…
  • Mentor Research Associates and Analysts in the best practice for data analysis, forecasting,
  • modelling, and crafting short and impactful notes for the management team at GfK Boutique.
  • Liaison amongst satellite GfK offices, globally, and GfK Boutique’s primary Business
  • Intelligence team to ensure accuracy of data extraction and extrapolation.
  • Travel as necessary to represent GfK Boutique at industry and GfK events.


Opportunity to Grow

As a Research Analyst, you will have the opportunity to:

  • A rewarding experience. GfK Boutique is a growing, entrepreneurial company with a flat organizational structure. Analysts are not only focused on research but are also considered key contributors to the growth of the business. You will be positively surprised by how significant a contribution you can make towards both the direction and success of the company.
  • Exposure to top investment managers globally. With this role one can gain a clearer understanding of the investment research process through i) the team’s regular client interactions and ii) the context building that is required for you to be successful.
  • A truly global experience and perspective. Our team, companies under coverage, and client base are all global in nature, which yields plenty of opportunities for those who are looking for such a multinational/multicultural experience.

Experience and Skill:

The role requires top-rate analysis skills, problem solving aptitude, intellectual rigor as well as self-motivation. We value ingenuity, simplicity, and dedication to the achievement of team objectives.


  • 5+ years of relevant work experience with at least 2+ as an analyst, with significant experience in a client facing role
  • Solid analytical skills and an experience reporting (verbally and in print) on point-of-sale data.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills to convey our messages to clients as clearly and concisely as possible.
  • Proven exceptional analytical skills and appetite for knowledge
  • A willingness to dive into large, complex data sets to create unique, actionable analysis for our clients.
  • High proficiency of Microsoft excel (Pivot Tables, Macros, Formulas)
  • Advanced data visualization (charts, data tables etc)
  • A keen eye for quality control. The ability to recognize data errors, likely the result of human error in the database.
  • Coordinate and execute process improvement efforts
  • The ability to think on your feet when being challenged, being responsive to client needs, and work extended hours.
  • Set objectives and development plans for the analyst team. Maintain regular dialogue with remote analysts and teams.
  • We are all working together towards a common goal and thus, teamwork is essential. Less experienced candidates will be considered as Research Analyst

Other Responsibilities:

Other responsibilities may be allocated by the line manager to ensure the effectiveness of the group. All employees within GfK are expected to promote the image of the company. This will be done in part, by adopting a professional appearance and maintaining an efficient and effective working environment. It is expected that employees adhere to any specific deadlines set with respect to Company issues relating to professional servicing (internal and external) and objectives. The detail and scope of this Job Description may be altered to take into account any changes in company needs