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Our Investment Analyst works as part of our regional research team in Asia Pacific (ex-Japan), assuming analytical responsibility for regional coverage (sector or country) and providing investment recommendations to our Portfolio Managers both locally and worldwide. Analysts may rotate between different sectors and/or countries every 2-3 years. This provides a diversified experience in different markets and allows for a more all rounded investment professional. Although the position will be based in Hong Kong, the role will be required to work closely with analysts/associates in other locations.
Take responsibility for the analysis of a list of stocks allocated by the Director of Research; typically such a list will comprise around 25-30 names.
Ramp coverage on those names within a time period agreed with the Director of Research; typically within 12 months.
Use all sources available to formulate a view on the stocks under your assigned coverage. This would include sources within the company as well as other industry sources such as competitors and customers, and external sources such as sell-side brokers and third-party research providers.
Maintain a current rating on each stock on the assigned coverage list. Ratings go from 1 (strong buy) to 5 (strong sell).
Publish regular reports on assigned stocks.
Communicate your views to PMs via written reports, voice mails, emails, and face to face meetings.
Host company meetings on companies on your list for PMs when appropriate.
Provide an industry update annually on the industries under your assigned coverage.
Maintain a notional paper portfolio comprised of the stocks on your assigned coverage list.
Experience and Qualifications Required
MBA/CFA or relevant degree
At least 5-7 years of relevant experience in the financial industries
Candidates with less experience will be considered for Research Associate role
Excellent financial analytical skills
Strong written and verbal communication capabilities
Fluent spoken and written English
Highly motivated, able to think logically, critically & quickly
Able to work both independently and as part of a Research/Investment team
Able to obtain AMAC practitioner license in China
Avidly interested and have a passion for the stock market and has demonstrated this interest through either previous work or personal investment
Willing to be based in Hong Kong for the initial training period of six months and travel around the region at least 20% of the time