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Working As A Market Risk Analyst

  • Analyzing Data or Information
  • Getting Information
  • Interacting With Computers
  • Interpreting the Meaning of Information for Others
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Mostly Sitting

  • Make Decisions

  • $76,737

    Average Salary

What Does A Market Risk Analyst Do

Market research analysts study market conditions to examine potential sales of a product or service. They help companies understand what products people want, who will buy them, and at what price.

Duties

Market research analysts typically do the following:

  • Monitor and forecast marketing and sales trends
  • Measure the effectiveness of marketing programs and strategies
  • Devise and evaluate methods for collecting data, such as surveys, questionnaires, and opinion polls
  • Gather data on consumers, competitors, and market conditions
  • Analyze data using statistical software
  • Convert complex data and findings into understandable tables, graphs, and written reports
  • Prepare reports and present results to clients and management

Market research analysts research and gather data to help a company market its products or services. They gather data on consumer demographics, preferences, needs, and buying habits. They collect data and information using a variety of methods, such as interviews, questionnaires, focus groups, market analysis surveys, public opinion polls, and literature reviews.

Analysts help determine a company’s position in the marketplace by researching their competitors and analyzing their prices, sales, and marketing methods. Using this information, they may determine potential markets, product demand, and pricing. Their knowledge of the targeted consumer enables them to develop advertising brochures and commercials, sales plans, and product promotions. 

Market research analysts evaluate data using statistical techniques and software. They must interpret what the data mean for their client, and they may forecast future trends. They often make charts, graphs, infographics, and other visual aids to present the results of their research. 

Workers who design and conduct surveys are known as survey researchers.

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How To Become A Market Risk Analyst

Most market research analysts need at least a bachelor’s degree. Top research positions may require a master’s degree. Strong math and analytical skills are essential. 

Education

Market research analysts typically need a bachelor’s degree in market research or a related field. Many have degrees in fields such as statistics, math, and computer science. Others have backgrounds in business administration, the social sciences, or communications.

Courses in statistics, research methods, and marketing are essential for these workers. Courses in communications and social sciences, such as economics or consumer behavior, are also important.

Some market research analyst jobs require a master’s degree. Several schools offer graduate programs in marketing research, but many analysts complete degrees in other fields, such as statistics and marketing, and/or earn a master’s degree in business administration (MBA). A master’s degree is often required for leadership positions or positions that perform more technical research. 

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Certification is voluntary, but analysts may pursue certification to demonstrate a level of professional competency. The Marketing Research Association offers the Professional Researcher Certification (PRC) for market research analysts. Candidates qualify based on experience and knowledge; they must pass an exam, be a member of a professional organization, and have at least 3 years working in opinion and marketing research. Individuals must complete 20 hours of industry-related continuing education courses every 2 years to renew their certification.

Important Qualities

Analytical skills. Market research analysts must be able to understand large amounts of data and information. 

Communication skills. Market research analysts need strong communication skills when gathering information, interpreting data, and presenting results to clients. 

Critical-thinking skills. To determine what marketing strategy would work best for a company, market research analysts must assess all available information.

Detail oriented. Market research analysts must be detail oriented because they often do precise data analysis.

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Market Risk Analyst Demographics

Gender

Male

62.3%

Female

26.5%

Unknown

11.3%
Ethnicity

White

38.6%

Asian

36.7%

Hispanic or Latino

10.8%

Black or African American

8.3%

Unknown

5.7%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

18.2%

Mandarin

18.2%

Chinese

9.1%

German

9.1%

Japanese

9.1%

Russian

9.1%

Greek

4.5%

Ukrainian

4.5%

French

4.5%

Gujarati

4.5%

Hindi

4.5%

Korean

4.5%
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Market Risk Analyst Education

Schools

Cornell University

10.4%

Columbia University

8.3%

University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

6.3%

University of Colorado at Boulder

6.3%

University of Chicago

6.3%

Pace University - New York

6.3%

North Carolina State University

4.2%

Saint John's University - New York

4.2%

Georgia Southern University

4.2%

New York University

4.2%

Drexel University

4.2%

DePaul University

4.2%

Fordham University

4.2%

Baruch College of the City University of New York

4.2%

Illinois Institute of Technology

4.2%

Texas A&M University

4.2%

Northeastern University

4.2%

University of Arizona

4.2%

Niagara University

4.2%

Louisiana State University and A&M College

2.1%
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Majors

Finance

40.0%

Business

12.3%

Economics

8.5%

Statistics

5.4%

Mathematics

4.6%

Computer Science

4.6%

Management Science

3.8%

Accounting

3.8%

Applied Mathematics

3.1%

Political Science

2.3%

Engineering

2.3%

International Business

1.5%

Psychology

1.5%

Marketing

1.5%

Systems Engineering

0.8%

Counseling Psychology

0.8%

Sociology

0.8%

Management

0.8%

Management Information Systems

0.8%

Business Economics

0.8%
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Degrees

Masters

55.2%

Bachelors

34.5%

Other

4.1%

Certificate

2.8%

Doctorate

2.1%

Diploma

1.4%
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Real Market Risk Analyst Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Vice President, Risk Analyst, Market Risk-Rates RBS Securities Inc. Stamford, CT Jan 07, 2013 $175,000
Market Risk Quantitative Analyst The Bank of New York Mellon New York, NY Dec 26, 2016 $165,000
CIB Market Risk Coverage-SPG JP Morgan Chase & Co New York, NY Feb 29, 2016 $154,690
Market Risk Analyst Sharp Decisions, Inc. New York, NY Dec 02, 2016 $154,690
Market Risk Modeling Analyst The Bank of New York Mellon New York, NY Jul 22, 2016 $154,000
Senior Market Risk Analyst SG Americas Securities, LLC New York, NY Apr 22, 2013 $152,832
Senior Market Risk Analyst SG Americas Securities, LLC New York, NY Apr 15, 2013 $152,832
Vice President, Market Risk Analyst ABN AMRO Holdings USA LLC New York, NY Aug 12, 2015 $150,000
Market Risk Modeling Analyst The Bank of New York Mellon New York, NY Oct 12, 2015 $145,000
Market Risk Analyst Sharp Decisions, Inc. New York, NY Jan 12, 2016 $144,000
Market Risk Business Analyst Sharp Decisions Inc. New York, NY May 19, 2014 $143,481
Market Risk Quantitative Analyst Noble Americas Corp. Stamford, CT Jan 30, 2015 $142,688 -
$170,000
Associate, MB Cap Markets Risk Analyst II Jpmorgan Chase & Co. Jersey City, NJ May 25, 2015 $109,000
Market Risk Analyst III The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. New York, NY Oct 01, 2014 $108,180
Market Risk Analyst III The PNC Financial Services Group New York, NY Aug 10, 2015 $108,180
Market Risk Analyst State Street Bank and Trust Company Boston, MA Jul 27, 2015 $105,706 -
$125,000
Market Risk Analyst, US Rates RBS Securities Inc. Stamford, CT Sep 14, 2014 $105,000
Officer, Market Risk Reporting and Governance Senior Analyst Bank of America N.A. New York, NY Feb 05, 2016 $105,000 -
$125,000
Market Risk Business Analyst Flexytie, Inc. Stamford, CT Mar 06, 2016 $103,202
Market Risk Analyst, AVP Barclays Services Corp. New York, NY Apr 01, 2013 $86,750 -
$139,750
Market Risk Analyst II The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. Pittsburgh, PA Sep 12, 2014 $85,000
Market Risk Analyst Banco Santander, S.A. New York Branch New York, NY Dec 29, 2016 $85,000 -
$95,000
Market Risk Analyst Citibank, N.A. New York, NY Jun 04, 2014 $85,000
Analyst, Market Risk Jpmorgan Chase & Co. New York, NY Aug 20, 2016 $85,000
Market Risk Analyst EDF Trading North America, LLC Houston, TX Aug 26, 2013 $85,000 -
$105,000
Market Risk Analyst Citibank, N.A. Islandia, NY May 07, 2014 $85,000
Market Risk Analyst II Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines Des Moines, IA Sep 18, 2014 $84,550

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  1. Risk Management
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  3. Portfolio
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  • Aided the parent bank in managing interest rate risk and analyzed the financial status of 16 subsidiaries in mainlandChina.

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