Research Analyst – China Financial Markets

New York or Hong Kong

Rhodium Group is recruiting a Research Analyst to join the company’s China Practice. The Analyst will work remotely for now but will ultimately be based in either our New York or Hong Kong offices.

Position Description

Rhodium is looking for a talented Research Analyst to join our world-class team of economists and specialized researchers on China’s economy and global footprint. With a focus on China’s financial markets and their global impact, you will support the team’s efforts producing cutting-edge research on China, contributing to data collection and analysis, policy monitoring, and the writing of reports and other key deliverables.

Position Responsibilities

  • The Research Analyst will primarily support Rhodium’s China Projects and China Markets Research teams, working on long-form and in-depth studies on China’s economy and global footprint, as well as shorter-term analyses of fast-moving developments in China’s economy and financial markets.
  • Key responsibilities will include:
    • Data gathering and analysis, for clients or internal exercises
    • Monitoring of policies and relevant market developments
    • Contributing to and drafting of notes and research reports
    • Supporting outreach and communication activities
    • Support senior staff with identifying suitable research topics


Attractive candidates will have the following qualifications:

  • Undergraduate or graduate degree in international economics, international affairs, China/Asia studies, political science, data science, or related fields
  • Enthusiasm and passion for bringing objective analysis to the China policy debate; some initial work experience with applied policy and economic research preferred but not essential
  • Familiarity with Chinese economic policy, and global China policy with a focus on OECD economies; a research interest and developing expertise in China’s economy and financial system
  • Good grasp of macroeconomic research and concepts; data management and visualization skills; mastery of basic social science qualitative and quantitative research methods; experience working with Chinese economic data a plus; familiarity with China’s financial system data via WIND/Eastmoney/Bloomberg/CEIC strongly encouraged; fluency in MS Office and other common software; additional software skills (Python, SQL, R, Stata, etc.) are a plus
  • Entrepreneurial mindset and ability to conduct research and produce assignments independently and at high quality; willingness to leave comfort zone and take on responsibility; ability to communicate clearly and effectively both within the firm and externally
  • Either native speaker-level English writing and speaking skills or native speaker-level Chinese, with working proficiency in the other language: the ideal candidate can easily read and analyze Chinese policies, press conferences, data, reports, media, and research

Location and Travel Requirements

  • Analyst will work remotely initially but will ultimately be based in either New York or Hong Kong, and will report to managers based in Asia
  • Occasional travel (<5%)
  • The role may require a small number of virtual meetings outside of regular working hours, to accommodate colleagues in other time zones.

Compensation, Benefits, and Recruiting Process

Rhodium Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to fostering an environment that promotes Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

Rhodium Group offers competitive compensation, a progressive benefits package, and opportunities for intellectual and professional advancement while working with a talented and entrepreneurial group of colleagues.

About Rhodium

Rhodium Group is an independent research provider combining economic data and policy insight to analyze global trends. Rhodium’s Energy & Climate team analyzes the market impact of energy and climate policy and the economic risks of global climate change. This interdisciplinary team includes policy experts, economic analysts, energy modelers, data engineers and climate scientists. Their research supports decision-makers in the public, financial services, corporate, philanthropic and non-profit sectors.

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