Research Associate - Chemicals Industry

Position Summary: Professional entry-level position that supports Senior Equity Analyst in preparing industry and company research by collecting, organizing and analyzing data, assisting in the preparation of investment-related research reports and maintaining financial models.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Assist the Equity Analyst in preparing written industry and company-specific reports;
  • Assist in maintaining and developing financial models for revenue and income forecasts, cash flow analysis, balance sheet and quarterly projections;
  • Develop familiarity with industry and related companies in order to assess the relevance of news and other data;
  • Collect information on assigned industries and companies;
  • Perform qualitative analysis of macroeconomic variables that impact the industry;
  • Maintain computer databases covering industry and related companies;
  • Regular attendance required

Required Skills:

  • Excellent academic record. Majors in Accounting, Finance, Chemical Engineering or Chemistry strongly preferred.
  • Proven ability to communicate effectively in written and spoken English and knowledge of a continental European language would be an asset.  Must be able to effectively summarize, explain and field questions about specific industry-, company- and market-related developments;
  • Quantitative and analytical skills sufficient to assist in developing corporate financial projections and equity valuation metrics;
  • Organizational skills sufficient to perform duties with frequent interruptions and changes in response to company announcements and/or market conditions;
  • PC skills sufficient to create Word documents, complex Excel spreadsheets, PowerPoint presentations and Outlook email;

Licenses and Certificates: Participation strongly preferred in CFA, IMC or ASIP

Hours: 40+ (Additional time may be required).

Travel Required: Minimal (Less than 10%)

Working Environment: Climate-controlled office environment during normal business hours

Functional Area: Equity Capital Markets