AUBG Job Fair Series: ISI Emerging Markets Group

In the time leading up to the 26th Job and Internship Fair at AUBG, we will introduce you to some of the biggest companies to come to campus April 3. ISI Emerging Markets Group is a global company that provides data, analysis, and research for the world's emerging economies. With more than 200 people working in their office in Sofia, ISI employs people from all walks of life. Read what the company representatives have to share about their business and make sure to meet them on campus in April.

The Company – what ISI Emerging Markets Group is all about

Operating from 18 offices globally, at ISI we deliver hard-to-get data and analysis about emerging market economies via two subscription-based businesses – EMIS and CEIC. Our 300-strong EMIS team provides company information, news, mergers and acquisitions (M&A) intelligence, industry analysis and proprietary reports, and more. CEIC’s economists and analysts are distinctly focused on collecting macroeconomic indicators about more than 200 markets and providing insight into the most dynamic economies.

The People – who we are and what we do at work

While ISI was founded by business school graduates and economists, our current colleagues come from all walks of life. Some of us pursue PhDs, many of us speak multiple languages, others have journalistic backgrounds, and most of us like playing board games. It is this variety as well as the numerous nights out that make the time spent at ISI so enjoyable.

Our downtown Sofia location has grown to become the group’s largest hub with 200+ people across database, technology, editorial & product, and finance functions.

DATABASE: Our database specialists dedicate their time to maintaining more than 3.6 million company profiles, 130,000+ M&A deals, and 5.5 million+ time series of economic indicators (yes, you can find out how much pomelo Indonesia produced in 2017). All things content are handled by our content editors: classification, maintenance and formatting, and top stories selection from the 50,000+ news articles that get published on our platform daily. We also speak gazillion languages.

TECH: In Sofia, we also have a massive data processing & automation team which handles more than 10,000 different data streams for both EMIS and CEIC using Python, Perl, JavaScript and the AWS Cloud platform. As for our developers, also known as miracle makers or ninjas, their pride and duty is to develop and support the EMIS and CEIC online platforms, backend systems and websites using PHP, Javascript, CSS, and HTML, among other weapons.

EDITORIAL & PRODUCT: The editorial teams have enviable patience to scavenge for information and produce exhaustive reports on topics as obscure as India’s campaign against “black money” and as hot as Colombia’s potential for growth in the production of medical cannabis. Product managers, on the other hand, identify user needs and work within cross-functional teams to develop the key features of our products and to smoothly bring them to our many happy customers!

FINANCE: Our Sofia finance and operations team maintains the accounts and reports of the businesses under the portfolio of the main offices around the world, covering the US, the UK, Bulgaria, Poland, Colombia, Chile, Brazil, India. We have management accountants, credit controllers, APs and ARs, treasury and other number-loving rocket scientists. If you’ve read this far it must be for you!

The Value – why clients appreciate us

Unlike other business intelligence providers, most of our staffs are physically based in emerging markets and are knowledgeable of the local languages and peculiarities. Our clients include banks, consultants, asset managers, law firms, universities, embassies, and governments, all of which value the accuracy and timeliness of the data we deliver.

This article is published in partnership with ISI Emerging Markets Group, a gold sponsor of the 26th Annual Job and Internship Fair at the American University in Bulgaria.

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