Data Researcher- (FDI team)

Moody’s Corporation
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Moody’s empowers people to make better decisions and achieve brighter futures. This is what motivates us to bring out the best in our products and our people. Join us. Forward Together.

Moody’s (NYSE: MCO) is a global integrated risk assessment firm that empowers organizations to make better decisions. Our data, analytical solutions and insights help decision-makers identify opportunities and manage the risks of doing business with others. We believe that greater transparency, more informed decisions, and fair access to information open the door to shared progress. With over 11,000 employees in more than 40 countries, Moody’s combines international presence with local expertise and over a century of experience in financial markets. Learn more at

At Moody’s, we’re taking action. We’re hiring diverse talent and providing underrepresented groups with equitable opportunities in their careers. We’re educating, empowering and elevating our people, and creating a workplace where each person can be their true selves, reach their full potential and thrive on every level. Learn more about our DE&I initiatives, employee development programs and view our annual DE&I Report at

Moody’s Analytics provides financial intelligence and analytical tools supporting our clients’ growth, efficiency and risk management objectives. The combination of our unparalleled expertise in risk, expansive information resources, and innovative application of technology, helps today’s business leaders confidently navigate an evolving marketplace.


The Data Solutions division is the commercial data business of Moody’s Analytics, bringing together a vast catalogue of data to help business decision-makers assess risks and opportunities. We are best known for Orbis, the world’s most comprehensive database of public and private companies. We are also the definitive source of ratings-related data for companies and securities that have been rated by Moody’s Investors Service. We strive to deliver convenience and insight to our customers by eliminating the hassle of sourcing, preparing and accessing data, adding value when decisions need to be made. Any analytical activity depends on reliable and accessible data, and we are proud to be a mission-critical information resource for decision-makers around the world.


The internal job title for this role is Data Specialist.

This role is responsible for gathering and summarising Foreign Direct Investments (FDI) information and updating databases that are made available online to subscribers. You will be assigned a geographical coverage area or area of specialism where you will search and document information on foreign direct investment, including but not limited to type of investment, value of investments, number of jobs created by investment, motivation and incentive provided for investment, sources, status and dates of investment. While the role may include client queries assigned by the manager, this is not a client facing role.


  • Maintain and add real-time investment news into our FDI historical database via our internal software.
  • With the help of an aggregated news service and via primary internet research you will download, research, prioritise and process all news articles relating to your area/specialism.
  • Improve existing processes and procedures to enhance the speed and accuracy of our product.
  • Expand existing data offering with additional economic or demographic statistics about a geography or area (indicators) and new sources of data
  • Help to create and update documentation, such as internal procedures, news collection methods, definitions, and news articles download process, to ensure standardisation of data.
  • Maintain quality standards by contributing to peer – to – peer checking procedures.

This role will be working for Zephus, a Moody’s Analytics company. The role is based at our Salford Quays office. Hybrid working available.


  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office suite (word, outlook, excel etc)
  • Good organization, attention to detail, problem solving and verbal and written communications skills
  • Ability to multi-task and adapt to shifting priorities
  • Fluency in English is essential

Company Info.

Moody’s Corporation

Moody's Corporation, often referred to as Moody's, is an American business and financial services company. It is the holding company for Moody's Investors Service, an American credit rating agency, and Moody's Analytics, an American provider of financial analysis software and services.

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    7 World Trade Center, Manhattan, New York, NY, United States
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