Research Associate

Principal Responsibilities:

• Support the Equity Research Analyst in daily activities and custom projects in order to provide leverage to the Analyst; focus will be primarily on the financial, telecom & infrastructure sector • Financial modeling, analysis, and maintenance of company and sector-specific models / databases • Gathers information about companies by interviewing suppliers, customers, government agencies, sell side analysts, etc… this can be done over the telephone (i.e. expert calls) or may require travel • Gathers and synthesizes information from multiple sources to assess a company's growth prospects, competitive position, management, etc. and afterwards presents finding to research analyst • Collects financial data from databases and interview process to be utilized in financial modeling • Assumes additional projects and responsibilities as required (e.g. case studies, sector presentations) • Acts as conduit for cross-industry research between the various members of the sector team

Job Requirements:

• Exceptional analytical skills and intimate familiarity with financial statements • Ability to work independently and manage complex projects on their own • Demonstrated passion for equity investing and the stock market • Strong communication skills both written and verbal • Relevant full-time experience • Bachelor's degree or equivalent degree / progress towards CFA • Ability to travel

Qualifications:

• One to three years' experience of analyzing / working with financial statements within the Financials/Banks sector; can be on the investment banking, consulting, or sell/buy-side • Sound financial analysis skills such as building and maintaining a full financial model in Microsoft Excel as well as ability to work and document information in Microsoft Word and Power Point • Exceptional analytical skills and ability to compile and process large amounts of information • Creative problem solving and ability to work independently on stock analysis & complex projects • Ability to work within a team as well as coordinate work streams with other global associates • A university degree and a strong interest in developing a career in buy-side equity research