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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

F/T - Consultant Strategic Comm/Capital Mkts Sector - FTI Consulting (NY)


Title:  Consultant, Strategic Communications-Capital Markets Sector
Location: New York

FTI Consulting, Inc. is a global business advisory firm dedicated to helping organizations protect and enhance enterprise value in an increasingly complex legal, regulatory and economic environment.  With more than 3,800 professionals located in most major business centers around the world, we work closely with clients every day to anticipate, illuminate, and overcome complex business challenges in areas such as investigations, litigation, mergers and acquisitions, regulatory issues, reputation management and restructuring.  Our professionals are some of the most experienced leaders in their field and our workforce includes numerous PhDs, MBAs, CPAs, CFEs, JDs, and technologists with expertise across a broad range of industries.  Since our founding in 1982, clients have turned to us for high-stakes issues that require specialized expertise.

The Strategic Communications practice of FTI Consulting is one of the world’s most highly regarded communications consultancies. With more than 20 years of experience advising management teams in critical situations, the Strategic Communications practice supports clients in protecting and enhancing their reputation in the capital markets, society and the political environment. Services of the Strategic Communications practice are financial communications, corporate communications and public affairs, with specialty offerings that include strategy consulting, research, creative engagement, crisis and issues management, and change communications. The Strategic Communications practice of FTI Consulting is an established market leader in M&A communications and has been for many years.
If you are interested in becoming part of a fast growing company and helping shape its future, read on.
We are currently looking for a Consultant to join our Capital Markets Communications team in our New York office. The Consultant will primarily support team members in the execution of Capital Markets Communications consulting programs and, by doing so, will learn the necessary subjects and processes to service and advise clients.  The individual will conduct research for ongoing consulting projects and converse with junior members of the investment community when required for research or to obtain occasional feedback, if appropriate. A Consultant must keep up-to-date on key issues and current events for their clients, as well as generally in the financial markets and relevant industries.

For Clients:

  • Have a thorough understanding of each client’s business and investment thesis
  • Be able to obtain detailed feedback from institutional investors and work with senior team members to translate the commentary into useful advice for clients
  • Draft client materials such as press releases and presentations under the direction of senior team members
  • Handle the logistics surrounding the distribution of press releases, set up of earnings conference calls and webcasts, etc.
  • Perform detailed and accurate research to underpin all client projects and deliverables
  • Assist team members in helping clients develop corporate messages and position themselves to relevant stakeholder groups
  • Incorporate both quantitative and qualitative analysis and work with senior team members to make recommendations for companies’ messaging and investor outreach strategies
  • Monitor research and report on broad financial markets, industry trends, peer companies, client stock movements and media coverage
  • Have a firm understanding of each client’s shareholder base and sell-side analyst coverage
  • Complete targeting processes and set up institutional investor meetings for clients
  • Contribute to the development of a strategic plan for clients’ overall investor relations programs
  • Help research best practice policies and programs
For Strategic Communications:
  • Work within Strategic Communications Capital Markets Communications Practice network and utilize resources to leverage prior relevant work for new projects that arise
  • Continuously build out the Capital Markets Communications Practice’s market intelligence function
  • Assist Capital Markets Communications Practice leaders to advance Strategic Communications standing in the field of Investor Relations
For New Business:
  • Provide tactical support to team members as needed, including conducting research for new business pitches, etc
  • Work with colleagues to produce new business pitch materials
  • Efficiently utilize reference tools including Capital IQ, Bloomberg and Factiva
  • Keep up to date with major stock market, business, economic and regulatory news via major business publications (e.g. WSJ )
Knowledge & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in one of the following areas: Finance, Business, Economics, Mathematics, Communications or related field
  • Up to 6 months of professional experience within finance, consulting, financial services, investor relations, corporate communications, asset management, economic research or data analysis is preferred.  Relevant internships may also be taken into consideration
  • Strong quantitative and qualitative research skills
  • Excellent written and oral presentation skills
  • Ability to learn new concepts quickly and possess a service-oriented attitude
  • Developed ability to multi-task
  • Ability to take constructive criticism well and learn from it
  • Demonstrated accuracy and attention to detail
  • Ability to stay well organized, manage time effectively and meet deadlines
  • Proficient computer skills
  • Strong quantitative and qualitative research skills
  • Ability to recognize, explore and use a broad range of ideas and practices, thinking logically and creatively without influence from personal bias
  • Ability to adjust behavior to establish positive relationships with a wide variety of individuals
  • Ability to manage priorities between multiple client assignments
FTI Consulting is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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