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September 11, 2018

Northeast Asia Associate

Washington, DC

The Asia Group, LLC is now accepting applications for a Northeast Asia Associate to join our Washington, DC office.

The Asia Group is a strategic and business advisory firm that supports clients ranging from start-ups to Fortune 500 corporations with market entry and expansion strategies and complex conflict resolution initiatives in the Indo-Pacific. The Asia Group’s clients cover a broad range of industries, including: aerospace and defense, autos, civil aviation, energy/extractives, financial services, ICT, pharmaceuticals, transportation, entertainment, and hospitality.

The Asia Group is looking for highly motivated candidates who either have a Master’s degree in a relevant field or 4 years of professional experience in a private or public sector setting. Those with MBAs or JDs and relevant experience are also encouraged to apply.

The Northeast Asia Associate will play a central role in servicing the firm’s clients with exposure to the South Korean, Japanese, and Chinese markets. The ideal candidate commands a strong understanding of the business and political environment in the region, with particular knowledge of ROK domestic politics and U.S.-ROK relations, as well as an understanding the interregional dynamics driving markets.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Conduct research and analysis on economic, industry, and political developments throughout markets in Northeast Asia, alongside due diligence on relevant business entities and stakeholders;
  • Draft executive memos, reports, and briefing materials for both internal and external audiences;
  • Manage a team of analysts to draft a regular report on regional political developments;
  • Track market and industry developments impacting client equities; and
  • Provide logistical and event support for partner and/or client engagements in Washington D.C. and Northeast Asia.

Required Experience and Qualifications:

  • Prior exposure to professional research and writing;
  • Strong grasp of business environment in Northeast Asia, and especially in South Korea;
  • Strong understanding of South Korean domestic politics and U.S.-ROK relations;
  • Strong understanding of developments in North Korea and experience tracking engagements and provocations;
  • Fluency in relevant language strongly desired –fluency in Korean is preferred;
  • Self-starter and ability to excel in a fast-paced, dynamic environment;
  • Strong attention to detail and excel under tight deadlines;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft applications – demonstrated fluency in Excel and other statistical languages a plus; and
  • Team player with eagerness for professional development.

Desired Focus and Expertise:

  • Experience in a bilingual setting is considered a plus;
  • Work and/or internship experience in Northeast Asia; and
  • Demonstrated familiarity with Indo-Pacific market dynamics and/or private sector experience.

Candidates must be eligible to work in the United States.

All interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, a two-page analytical writing sample, and most recent academic transcript to

Please submit all documents in the following format: “Last Name – Document Type” e.g., “Smith – Resume”.




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