Associate - Shanghai

Company overview

Blackpeak is an Asia-focused investigative research and risk advisory firm dedicated to uncovering critical risk-related information for our clients. Our team members have been managing risk consulting projects in Asia for over 20 years. We have completed over 1,200 risk advisory engagements in Asia across various industries. Blackpeak specializes in investigative due diligence, investigations and security, and business intelligence research. Each project is executed by our in-house team with unmatched in-country expertise,  using customized investigative methodologies. The firm operates in every major market in Asia Pacific and maintains full service offices in Hong Kong, Singapore, Tokyo, Shanghai, Beijing and Guangzhou.

Position overview

Blackpeak Group is seeking a full-time associate based in its Shanghai office as part of the Greater China and Northeast Asia risk management team.

Focused primarily on Mainland China and Taiwan, the associate will be required to conduct intensive English and Chinese language research, including analysis of media and other open source public records information, in support of the team’s commercial and reputational due diligence and business research projects. You will be expected to be familiar with and effectively utilize all internal and external information resources available to help prepare project reports, including writing summaries of research findings.

Skills and experience required

This would be an office-based position requiring strong research skills, analytical curiosity and relevant experience. We are particularly interested in the following skillsets and competencies:

  • Native or complete fluency in English and Mandarin Chinese including reading, writing and speaking
  • Ability to carry out thorough and detail oriented research and analysis that provides a comprehensive view on the subject
  • Strong analytical mindset required, including critical thinking and problem solving
  • Effective communication skills required – written and oral ability to communicate research findings, and more complex concepts in discussion with clients and case managers
  • A solid understanding of the business environment in China and issues affecting investors
  • Must be able to meet deadlines, prioritize workload and multi-task under pressure
  • Interest in and ability to work as a part of a multinational team in English and Mandarin Chinese, and may include working with colleagues in other offices and countries
  • Relevant experience in journalism, analysis, consulting, and/or other research positions will be very useful


A competitive salary and benefits will be offered.

If your qualifications, experience and aspirations match our requirements, please send your CVs and cover letters to Susan Wu at swu@blackpeakgroup.com.

All data provided will be treated in strict confidence and is for recruitment purposes only. Only short listed candidates will be notified.