Forward Risk is seeking highly-motivated individuals to conduct investigative due diligence research for a wide range of corporate and financial clients, including law firms, hedge funds, private equity and venture capital firms.

As white-collar investigators, we leverage our knowledge of open source intelligence and research methodology to help our clients make informed business decisions. While prior experience at an investigations firm is not strictly necessary, a successful candidate should nonetheless demonstrate strong analytical skills, precise attention to detail, and excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Associates are responsible for the entirety of the research process, report writing, and ensuring that quality findings are delivered to our clients. Because Forward Risk is an emerging player in the industry, Associates will need to be highly adaptive and able to take on an array of responsibilities.

We are particularly keen on intellectually and professionally ambitious candidates who relish the opportunity to hone their investigative skills and advance within the organization.

This position is a good opportunity for recent and upcoming graduates hoping to start their careers in the investigations industry.

Forward Risk provides an extensive training program to all new employees, which is beneficial to those who lack formal experience in the investigations industry. Our training program covers public record research techniques, open source research methodology, and provides opportunities to shadow more experienced investigators before employees begin live casework.

Even after initial training, the Firm continually invests in the career growth of its employees and provides supplementary training grants in the amount of $2,000 per year.

Required Qualifications

  • Strong English-language writing skills
  • Demonstrable research skills coupled with a strong sense of intellectual curiosity
  • Critical thinking and analytical skills
  • Ability to quickly and effectively summarize information from multiple sources and communicate ideas
  • Capacity to adapt to new situations and accept/apply feedback
  • Ability to manage and prioritize several projects and assignments simultaneously
  • Strong command of modern computing systems, including search engines, word processors, and social media platforms
  • Undergraduate or graduate degree with an emphasis on research and writing skills:
    • International Relations/Affairs, Journalism, Political Science, History, Literature, Classics, and Philosophy, or other related areas of study

Preferred Qualifications

  • Prior familiarity with open source and online research databases
  • Internships or 1-2 years of prior work experience in the investigative industry
  • Professional working proficiency in one or more foreign languages, with an emphasis on reading comprehension and some writing skills

If interested, please send a cover letter and resume to careers (at)

Forward Risk is a proud equal opportunity employer. People are at the heart of our company, and we are committed to fostering an inclusive environment where all of our team members can be themselves.

We don’t tolerate harassment or other discrimination based upon race, religion, color, national origin, place of birth, ancestry, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, caregiver status, pregnancy, military or veteran status, disability status, genetic information, or any other legally protected status. All qualified applicants are strongly encouraged to apply.