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Associate Analyst (Research) at Morningstar
  • The Research Associate plays an integral role in the commodities research process, supporting the Director of Power and Gas Research. The role supports the team developing forward price forecasts, power and gas fundamental models, and writing extensive reports detailing research findings for institutional investors within the sector. The role engages deeply within the industry and offers the opportunity to develop institutional client relationships, interact with company management and develop market knowledge within the sector. The role will be in Chicago.

    Minimum Qualifications:

    • 2-3 years in an energy related role preferably in power and gas analytics or trading
    • Bachelor’s Degree in Economics, Finance, Mathematics, Engineering or related field
    • Knowledge of North American power and gas markets (Northeast, Central, West)
    • Understanding of gas basis pricing and power hub pricing
    • Experience building out a platform of proprietary models and tools
    • Ability to translate analytic research findings into easily digestible and actionable reports
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
    • Ability to work autonomously and own delegated responsibilities

    Preferred qualifications:

    • Experience/Proficiency programming in at least one high level language (ex. Python, R. C#, etc.)
    • Proficiency in SQL
    • Strong background in statistics
    • Experience in a front office analyst role (hedge fund, trading shop, bank, energy utility)
    • Demonstrated ability to express trading opportunities and opinions based on quantitative and qualitative analysis

    Morningstar is an equal opportunity employer.

     

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There are no corner offices in our Chicago headquarters. In fact, there are no offices at all. At Morningstar, our open environment reflects our belief that anyone at any level can voice their ideas and take part in making them happen. You’ll see little of the typical corporate hierarchy here, with no rigid structures or barriers between people or teams. Morningstar employees enjoy a fluid work environment where they are given both the resources and opportunities to pursue a fulfilling career.
Perks & Benefits
Compensation at Morningstar is more than a salary. It’s about making positive contributions to both life and work. We give our diverse workforce the choice and flexibility they need to maintain their health, retirement plans, time, and professional growth.
Morningstar offers medical, dental, and vision coverage to employees and their families. Our philosophy is to provide access to excellent health care while maintaining low out-of-pocket costs.
Morningstar provides three tools to help employees maintain work-life balance—vacation, sabbatical, and leave. There’s no “use it or lose it” vacation policy at Morningstar. Employees take the time they need with their manager’s approval.
On top of the major benefits, we believe in preserving the little things that make a workplace friendlier. Some of these perks include: Casual dress every day, Open, egalitarian environment, Free beverages, Free bagels every Wednesday, Social events year-round, At-cost subscriptions to products for family members and friends, Employee discounts at selected merchants and retailers.

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