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About us

Welcome to ResearchWaterCooler.com, the global social network for alumni and professionals working within Global investment research at leading investment banks and firms.

Our mission is for alumni and professionals who have worked or currently working within global investment research to build upon the common shared experiences and for ResearchWaterCooler.com to provide a trusted internet platform for members to interconnect.


Job Seekers

For investment research alumni and professionals our goal is to provide the best career opportunities, job market news and analysis, salary surveys and career advice. ResearchWaterCooler.com is designed for the specific needs of the research professional: the job opportunities available are from companies around the world and cover a wide choice of positions for those working in research being, traders, asset managers, analysts, risk managers, treasurers, auditors, CFOs, graduate trainees and many others in the financial community.


Job seekers can carry out highly targeted job searches, create profiles and post resumes; and we publish job market news, analysis and advice to help them make well-informed career decisions. Bloggers and journalists around the world ensure that essential news and advice on hiring trends, pay and professional development is regularly updated.

Employers and Advertisers

For customers our goal is to help companies engage with and hire the most qualified investment research professionals globally. We solely target investment research and no other industry and therefore our specialty focus and our audience of highly-skilled banking professionals enable employers to reach hard-to-find, experienced candidates.The job posting process enables hiring managers to specify their exact requirements.

Our advertising options enable customers to highlight their brand to our database and audience of specialised investment research professionals.

The site has a lot to offer – please enjoy and strengthen the network by inviting other alumni. If you have ever worked in investment research globally, join as a member! We welcome your support and feedback.