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Tactical Opportunities Analyst

Latham & Watkins

Latham & Watkins

London, UK
Posted on Tuesday, October 24, 2023
About Latham & Watkins

Latham & Watkins is a global law firm consistently ranked among the top firms in the world. The success of our firm is largely determined by our commitment to hire and develop the very best and brightest, creating a team that provides our clients with the highest quality of work and service. We are driven by our core values: respect, innovation, and collaboration.

About The Role

Tactical Opportunities is a new concept for the legal industry, blending financial and market investment research with internal firm strategy to identify industry shifts and market dislocations culminating in new business opportunities for the Firm and its clients.

Team members have prior experience in investment banking, equity research, management consulting and the legal industry, at industry-leading institutions. With this blend of skillsets analyzing a range of asset classes, sectors and jurisdictions, the team provides strategic direction to the Firm on positioning into market shifts, as well as targeted market intelligence that they present, alongside our lawyers, to current and prospective clients.

Recent areas of team focus include identifying pandemic-driven risks and recovery opportunities across a wide range of industries; active US election coverage and policy implications for global trade, Big Tech, energy and infrastructure; and monitoring geopolitical risks across global financial centers.

The team presents actively to global clients: from investment funds, including PE, Special Situations & Private Credit fund managers, to Corporates and State Enterprises, across the firm’s platform (US, UK, Europe and Asia).

Responsibilities & Qualifications

The analyst’s responsibilities will include:

  • Identification of market developments & dislocations; contributing to thematic brainstorming
  • Formulating views on potential commercial opportunities and risks for the clients and the firm
  • Tailoring research and analysis of data-sets to produce client-ready presentations and disseminating them to internal and external clients.

You should be able to adapt your thinking and analysis to different industries and product groups as priorities shift based on market dynamics.

Excellent quantitative and strong presentation skills are important to us along with the ability to demonstrate gravitas in front of senior management, partners and clients.

While this position will be located in London, there will be occasional travel to other offices and clients across the Latham global network.

In return, we will provide you with multiple opportunities to push your thinking in new industries and regions with exposure to internal and external stakeholders across the Latham & Watkins network, whilst contributing to the success of the Firm. We offer a competitive salary as well as a generous total compensation package with bonuses awarded in recognition of both individual and firm performance.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree or higher from a leading global institution, preferably with a finance or economics component. Experience in the legal industry is not a requirement.

Experience: Preference for candidates with analytical experience from professional services backgrounds (e.g. financial institutions, consulting or top-tier accounting).

Benefits & Additional Information

Successful candidates will not only be provided with an outstanding career opportunity and welcoming environment, but will also be provided with a generous total compensation package with bonuses awarded in recognition of both individual and firm performance. Eligible employees can participate in Latham’s comprehensive benefit program which includes:

  • Health insurance as well as group income protection and life assurance
  • A pension plan
  • Wellness programs
  • Employee discounts
  • And more!

Additionally, we have a range of diversity programming including Global Affinity Groups. These groups provide a firmwide platform to share experiences and advice as well as an opportunity to participate in a supportive network with common interests to help make life at the firm even better.

Latham & Watkins is committed to diversity, equal opportunity, sustainability, and pro bono legal services. We draw from a remarkable wealth of talent to create one of the world's leading law firms, and advance these commitments through the work of our Global Citizenship department. Our lawyers, paralegals, and professional staff worldwide comprise a rich mixture of different races, ethnic backgrounds, religions, sexual orientations, cultures, and primary languages. Our diversity makes us who we are.