Direct involvement in company and industry research produced by the team.
Financial modeling to forecast company results and value equity securities, collecting and evaluating industry data, maintaining industry databases.
Translating quantitative financial conclusions into written form, charts and graphs that can be included in research reports and distributed to clients of the firm.
In addition, Research Associates should be flexible in switching between periods of heavy financial modeling and assignments that involve more qualitative writing and presentation skills. You will have:
Strong quantitative skills – The ideal candidate for this position will demonstrate strong finance, accounting and overall valuation skills.
Solid writing and presentation skills – The candidate should have an equal capacity to express quantitative conclusions in both written and spoken form. Associates should be able to translate financial analyses into high quality chart and graphical representations for use in research reports.
Strong Microsoft Excel, Word and Power Point skills – Ability to create complex, yet easily understandable financial models for use by Senior Analyst and firm clients.
Strong work ethic and positive attitude
Resourcefulness – The ability to take initiative and ownership of projects and assignments, at times with more autonomy and little direction.
Strong teamwork and interpersonal skills in working with the research team, sales force, trading, firm clients and company contacts.
High intellectual curiosity – Interested in digging into difficult questions and thinking outside the box and fully utilize all resources to come up with unique insights
Strong attention to detail – The ability to work under pressure while delivering high quality product. Attention to detail in written product, excel modeling and database management, and marketing materials
Desire to continuously improve – Self-motivated to continuously improve individual skill sets, team efficiency, and improve work processes, systems and work flow. You will be: An integral part of a highly-rated sell-side US Equity Research team.