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Special Situations Vice President (Policy Analyst)

Department: Policy Research

Employment Type: Full Time

Location: United States


Special Situations Vice President (Policy Analyst) | Washington Analysis Washington Analysis’ Policy Analysts provide independent and objective analysis and forecasting to the global investment community. Our team delivers actionable and timely research to our clients regarding the investment implications of public policy, political, and legal developments at the federal, state, and local level, as well as internationally.
The Vice President will work on an array of public policy issues, including coverage of M&A, antitrust, trade, and other developments. The analyst will also respond to client inquiries on additional issues and special situations that are not covered by a sector-specific analyst. The analyst will be responsible for producing written research and analysis, hosting topic-specific conference calls and events, and engaging directly with clients. This is not an entry-level position. Candidates are expected to have at least 4 years of relevant experience. Compensation and title negotiable based on experience. This role offers hybrid/remote flexibility, but strong preference for candidates in the Washington, DC area.

Key Responsibilities

Identify and analyze public policy themes and developments emanating from lawmakers, regulators, and the courts that present actionable investment opportunities
Provide timely, forward-looking analysis of risks and opportunities affecting specific companies, sectors, or other investible assets
Publish research reports on the various topics in the analyst’s issue coverage universe
Host events and conference calls with primary-source subject matter experts
Speak and travel to meet with institutional investors one-on-one and in group settings
Conduct and coordinate due diligence research projects on tight deadlines

Skills, Knowledge, and Expertise

Bachelor’s degree plus at least 4 years of relevant work experience
Experience analyzing, writing, and presenting on public policy developments
Strong ability to communicate complex information effectively in writing and in person
Prior public policy experience, either in government or an outside stakeholder role (i.e., law firm, lobbying firm, trade association, advocacy group, think tank, advisory firm)
Direct exposure to M&A, antitrust and/or trade policy a plus
At least one of the following credentials a plus, though not required: advanced degree in public policy, JD, MBA, or CFA (or equivalent)
Knowledge of and interest in the financial markets
Ability to work independently and collaboratively within our team environment
Entrepreneurial spirit and desire to help build and grow WA’s policy research business


20 days of Vacation
8 Sick Days
1 paid volunteer day
10-11 Holidays a year
Health, Dental, & Vision Insurance
Company paid Life & Disability Insurance
Competitive Pay
Annual Performance Bonus
401K Match

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