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Company Description

We help the world see new possibilities and inspire change for better tomorrows. Our analytic solutions bridge content, data, and analytics to help business, people, and society become stronger, more resilient, and sustainable.

Job Description

We currently have a vacancy for an Analyst in our Europe Risk Insight team. The ideal candidate will have strong analytical capabilities and confidence using quantitative data to drive analytical conclusions, including experience in data visualisation techniques. The analyst will support the team in generating in-depth and forward-looking analysis of political, regulatory, economic, social and security developments in the region for a wide range of clients. Knowledge and experience of analysing European social and political developments for a business focused audience is ideal, but not essential.

Main Responsibilities

  • Supports the production of consistent, sophisticated, high-quality analysis that addresses key commercially relevant political, regulatory, security and economic issues across Europe.
  • Uses risk indices, analytics and other quantitative capabilities in conjunction with qualitative research to bring industry-leading analysis to clients.
  • Ensures that content remains deeply client focused, is data-led, and sector specific where relevant.
  • Act as a source of live insight for Verisk Maplecroft’s clients via analyst calls and ad hoc presentations.
  • Interacts regularly with contacts and clients at a senior level within a region or sector, understanding priorities, advising and enhancing Maplecroft’s reputation.
  • Provides innovative ideas, scenarios and solutions to support improvements in internal processes.
  • Contributes to the updating and reviewing of Verisk Maplecroft’s qualitative risk indices in accordance with our methodologies and procedures.
  • Supports members of the Verisk Maplecroft sales teams with business development activities as a representative of the Europe Risk Insight team.
  • Develops Verisk Maplecroft’s network of sources and contacts across Europe.

  • Master’s degree in economics, international relations, political science, economics or another relevant field is preferred.
  • Robust quantitative skills, including proficiency with statistical techniques; experience in data visualisation will be strongly advantageous.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Some professional experience in a relevant field, including political risk analysis, consulting, development or journalism is preferred.
  • Track record of covering key economic markets in Europe, and understanding of their political, social and economic context.
  • Sound understanding of salient political, social and regulatory issues and developments within the EU and broader region, particularly with regards to sustainability and environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues.
  • Keen commercial acumen and the ability to think laterally when dealing with clients.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills to audiences of different levels of expertise.
  • Excellent written and spoken English, particularly in relation to analytical writing.
  • Competency in other regional languages is a distinct advantage.
  • Excels in a collaborative environment which translates into an ability to work with colleagues in multiple locations across different time zones.
  • An ability to thrive in an environment of robust peer review.
  • Organisational and planning skills and the ability to work independently
  • Experience working with the financial and insurance sectors will be a plus

Additional Information

In 2022, Verisk received Great Place to Work® Certification for our outstanding workplace culture for the sixth year in a row and second-time certification in the UK, Spain, and India. We’re also one of the 38 companies on the UK’s Best Workplaces™ list and one of 18 companies on Spain’s Best Workplaces™ list.

For over fifty years and through innovation, interpretation, and professional insight, Verisk has replaced uncertainty with precision to unlock opportunities that deliver significant and demonstrable impact. From our historic roots in risk assessment, we’ve grown to provide analytic insights that help transform industries focused on some of the world’s most critical areas. Today, the insurance industry relies on Verisk to be, and to make the world, more productive, resilient, and sustainable.

Verisk works in collaboration with our customers and at the intersection of people, data, and advanced technologies. Through proprietary platformed analytics, advanced modeling, and interpretation, we deliver immediate and sustained value to our customers and through them, to the individuals and societies they serve, with greater speed, precision, and scale. We’re 9,000 people strong, committed to translating big data into big ideas. We help others see new possibilities and empower certainty into big decisions that impact individuals and societies. And we relentlessly and ethically pursue innovation to help move our customers, and the world, toward better tomorrows.

Everyone at Verisk—from our chief executive officer to our newest employee—is guided by The Verisk Way, to Be Remarkable, Add Value, and Innovate.
  • Be Remarkable by doing something better each day in service to our customers and each other
  • Add Value by delivering immediate and sustained results that drive positive outcomes
  • Innovate by redefining what’s possible, embracing challenges, and pushing boundaries

Verisk Businesses

Underwriting Solutions — provides underwriting and rating solutions for auto and property, general liability, and excess and surplus to assess and price risk with speed and precision

Claims Solutions — supports end-to-end claims handling with analytic and automation tools that streamline workflow, improve claims management, and support better customer experiences

Property Estimating Solutions — offers property estimation software and tools for professionals in estimating all phases of building and repair to make day-to-day workflows the most efficient

Extreme Event Solutions — provides risk modeling solutions to help individuals, businesses, and society become more resilient to extreme events.

Specialty Business Solutions — provides an integrated suite of software for full end-to-end management of insurance and reinsurance business, helping companies manage their businesses through efficiency, flexibility, and data governance

Marketing Solutions — delivers data and insights to improve the reach, timing, relevance, and compliance of every consumer engagement

Life Insurance Solutions – offers end-to-end, data insight-driven core capabilities for carriers, distribution, and direct customers across the entire policy lifecycle of life and annuities for both individual and group.

Verisk Maplecroft — provides intelligence on sustainability, resilience, and ESG, helping people, business, and societies become stronger

Verisk Analytics is an equal opportunity employer.

All members of the Verisk Analytics family of companies are equal opportunity employers. We consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, sex, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, veteran's status, age or disability.

Unsolicited resumes sent to Verisk, including unsolicited resumes sent to a Verisk business mailing address, fax machine or email address, or directly to Verisk employees, will be considered Verisk property. Verisk will NOT pay a fee for any placement resulting from the receipt of an unsolicited resume.

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