Due Diligence Analyst (fluent in Chinese and English required)
Aon is currently recruiting a Due Diligence Analyst to join our team in London.
The Due Diligence Analyst provides client support for work involving the investigative services provided by the Due Diligence and Strategic Research (DDSR) division.
Headquartered in London, Aon Plc is a leading global professional services firm providing a broad range of risk, retirement and health solutions. Our 50,000 colleagues in 120 countries empower results for clients by using proprietary data and analytics to deliver insights that reduce volatility and improve performance.
Aon is an equal opportunities employer. Aon's recruitment and selection policy ensures the best possible skill mix of colleagues and the highest quality candidates are appointed using objective job-related criteria.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities
- Conduct detailed investigative research and analysis focused on emerging markets, to help the firm’s clients identify and understand regulatory and reputational risks before proceeding with commercial relationships. This primarily involves undertaking open source and database research for integrity and compliance due diligence, background investigations, asset traces and risk assessments.
- Produce high quality and accurate written work with the ability to understand and summarize large amounts of information from diverse sources.
- Master our entry level reports while working to strict deadlines.
- Develop an expertise in countries or region of focus.
- Form and articulate expert opinions based on analysis.
- Maintain a high level of professionalism in all areas of performance.
- Provide support to clients and senior due diligence staff.
- Regularly seeks and responds to development feedback.
- Ability to work independently and committed to working effectively in a team.
Responsible for working in accordance with the Aon UK Limited Risk Management Framework, and compliance with the Aon UK Limited policies, including participation in the management of risks (including completion of mandatory training) that may adversely affect the business, interests or reputation of any Group Company.
Basic Qualifications & Requirements
- An excellent academic record and at minimum a Bachelor’s degree in an arts or social science discipline. An interest in international affairs and politics, especially those of Greater China and the Asia-Pacific region, coupled with strong commercial knowledge is essential.
- Excellent written English. Preference will be given to candidates who have a professional working capacity in Chinese (Mandarin or Cantonese), with a particular focus on strong reading skills in both Simplified and Traditional written Chinese. Fluency in another regional language would be advantageous, but not essential.
- Research experience using databases and other open sources. Experience in conducting research in a commercial context would be an asset.
- Demonstrated ability to write at an academic or commercial quality level.
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.
Preferred Skills & Background
- Strong interpersonal communication skills and clear and articulate writing ability.
- Accurate and detail oriented research skills as well as an inquiring mindset.
- Capacity for adaptation to a rapidly changing environment, strong personal initiative and an ability to innovate.
Salary and Benefits
This role offers a competitive salary and bonus, plus a comprehensive benefits package and 25 days holiday. Through our flexible benefits, you will also have the opportunity to choose additional benefits, including healthcare, childcare vouchers and additional holiday.
Please note that applications without a cover letter may not be considered for initial interview.