Third Bridge was founded on the belief that human insights drive intelligent investment decisions.
To make the right investment decisions, our clients require access to the most relevant experts and their insights – we enable this through private consultations and exclusive content drawn from expert interviews.
Our clients consist of some of the largest private equity funds, hedge funds, mutual funds and management consulting firms, who are serviced by a team of over 900 employees located across eight global offices.
Third Bridge operates in a global, multi-billion-dollar market with double digit annual growth and has consistently received accolades for Great Places to Work and the top 100 fastest growing companies.
Third Bridge Connections provides access to industry specialists who can offer unique insights into companies and markets. To an investor who is looking for information to steer a deal-making decision, there is nothing more powerful than the knowledge that is locked up inside people’s heads.
Our Associates target industry specialists, who our clients could speak with to help them make better informed business decisions.
Conduct a cursory review of industries in order to understand the gaps in our clients’ knowledge and identify the most relevant individuals (practitioners and often C-level executives working at the heart of their industries) to take part in a 1:1 consultations with our clients via phone
Engage with these individuals to understand whether they are the right fit for our clients
Persuade relevant individuals to take part in a consultation with our client and negotiate terms
Develop relationships with existing Third Bridge industry contacts and build new ones with experts you have identified
Set up consultations - scheduling, contracts, compliance requirements
The work is fast paced – you will be working on multiple requests on any given day, all with tight timelines, and spanning a wide variety of industries and geographies. We look for individuals who are excited by a hands-on, high-pressure role
You’ll need to think on your feet as you speak on the phone with people across industries and levels
Teamwork is essential - you’ll be collaborating with others locally and internationally when executing on projects.
Our comprehensive onboarding program includes both classroom-based and on-the-job learning that will teach you the fundamentals of our business, how our clients think, and how to explore a multitude of industry sectors in order to uncover key drivers and interesting research angles for our clients. You will learn how to use public research tools to identify industry specialists and hone your communication skills to engage with industry specialists/senior professionals over the phone.
You will progress from a new hire to a seasoned connector, with a strong network with specific industries, or a Client Associate, focussing on execution and building client relationships.
The next step in your Third Bridge career could be:
Client Associate - take the lead on client engagement, driving relationships and being responsible for project execution. You will run requests as they are received and ensure deadlines and quality standards are met.
Specialist Associate - take the lead on specialist engagement within specific industries and be the main point of contact for some of our top tier experts. You will be the go-to person for particular sectors within the business world and maintain relationships with the top thinkers within them.
Our flexible career and development path is built to help our team build essential, transferable skills and explore areas of business that align to longer terms career goals.
During the Associate Program, you will sharpen your skills in...
Business Acumen: navigate corporate structures, sector value chains, and key stakeholders. Identify key drivers and dynamics in order to understand your client's knowledge gaps and engage with industry experts. Gain an introduction to the world of institutional investments and how decision makers in this field think
Persuasion and Negotiation: pitch to senior industry executives, persuade them to engage with clients and negotiate terms
Relationship Building: build relationships with industry experts by delivering a high-end customer experience throughout
Time Management: execute on multiple projects at a given time, manage competing priorities and changing client requests. Prioritization and context switching are key in order to handle the fast-paced environment we operate in
Stakeholder Management: sharpen your interpersonal skills as you collaborate with others to share knowledge and develop sourcing strategies when executing on client requests
What we look for
Individuals who will thrive in a hands-on, high-pressure role with a focus on results
Strong academic credentials and/or experience in a customer focussed role
Fluency (verbal and written) in English.
- Hold an undergraduate degree with a 2.1 or above (or equivalent). Ideally you have 0-2 years of work experience.
What can you expect
Flexible career and development path, with opportunities to gain a wide range of transferable skills