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Arqaam Capital is a specialist emerging markets investment bank, bringing regional and international product offerings to emerging markets. Since being established in 2007 in the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) it has grown rapidly and now has 2 offices in Dubai as well as offices in Beirut, Cairo, Johannesburg and London. Arqaam's main business lines are Corporate Finance, Asset Management – Public Securities and Fixed Income, Cash Equity, Credit Sales & Trading, Equity Derivatives, Capital Markets Advisory, Principal Finance, Treasury and Custody. In addition, Arqaam has one of the largest Research presences across the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region, providing in-depth research on more than 280 listed companies across 26 countries and 15 sectors, including the largest global coverage of MENA equities.
The Public Securities Asset Management Division manages around $600 million of funds invested in MENA and Frontier markets for the regions' leading SWF's and institutional investors and is consistently ranked as one of the top 3 funds in the region.
The successful candidate will be performing a typical buy side equities analyst role of identifying and recommending the stocks and developing investment ideas within the sectors allocated. In addition to possessing a thorough understanding of financial statements and modeling the successful candidate will have a demonstrable successful track record of:-
Developing a deep understanding of the sector under coverage, value drivers and macro economic factors
Successful stock selection and generating superior returns for investors by undertaking significant fundamental research, utilizing available information sources, supplemented by sell side research notes and regular calls or meetings with management of companies under coverage
Developing and presenting investment ideas to team members and senior Portfolio Managers backed by sound commercial logic and a robust investment thesis.
Creating and maintaining models on the coverage universe and developing a successful holding and watch list which has delivered quantifiable added value.
Education and Experience: minimum 5 years experience in MENA equities space (experience in other frontier markets would be an added advantage). A degree in finance or business essential and CFA qualified is advantageous though not a stumbling block. More than anything we are looking for an individual who is an original thinker and is passionate about equities.
Remuneration: Competitive in line with experience.