Research Fellow (Family Office)

The Research Fellow (Family Office) will work with our world-class faculty and team to develop Thought Leadership and Research.

Key Responsibilities:
1. Research

  • Develop research objectives, projects and proposals together with faculty and senior WMI team. Key research areas will include Family Office Management, Sustainable Investments, Long-Term Investments and Philanthropy.
  • Undertake advanced research in the relevant areas, using the appropriate research methodologies and managing associated staff or student contributions (if relevant).
  • Lead collaborative research activities with faculty, support staff and external parties.
  • Lead the production of high-quality research reports and publications.
  • Ensure the smooth delivery of research projects to ensure that they are delivered to a high quality, on time and on budget.
  • Develop and lead initiatives for promoting research areas and influencing leading edge practice.

2. Awareness Building and Networking

  • Take a leadership role for events and activities to drive greater awareness of WMI Thought Leadership (e.g. conferences, speaker series).
  • Participate in and develop external networks to further WMI’s Thought Leadership agenda.

3. Teaching and Learning:

  • Contribute to training programmes at WMI and supervise student research projects as needed.

4. Other responsibilities as assigned by Reporting Officer


Minimum Education Qualifications:

  • PhD or Masters degree in a relevant area (e.g. Economics), with a strong publication record in high quality publications.


  • Minimum 6-10 years of relevant research experience in a leading university, think tank, research institute, investment bank (economics research team), government agency or global institution such as the World Bank or IMF.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Extensive applied research experience and skills.
  • A self-starter who is able to work independently, with exceptional collaboration and project management skills working at an institutional, national and international level.
  • Track record of successfully handling demanding projects under a tight time frame.


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Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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