The Many Ways of Measuring a Bank

Scott Anderson tracks analysts' opinions about Capital One, and does research and analysis aimed at creating new business

My job in corporate research at Capital One is pretty close to ideal for someone who's interested in getting a general picture of how a finance firm operates. About half of what I do is examining Capital One's position in the market -- keeping track of what the analysts and investors are saying about us and figuring out the appropriate way to compare our performance to that of our competitors. The other half involves performing data analysis and doing research related to new business opportunities that our internal strategy group is exploring -- a good mix of number-crunching and Web-hunting.

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