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LOCATION & REPORTING: This position is based in San Francisco, California, and reports to the Lead Portfolio Manager
THE COMPANY: Matthews International Capital Management, LLC ("Matthews Asia") Matthews Asia is an independent, privately owned investment manager headquartered in San Francisco with subsidiary offices in London, Singapore and Hong Kong. Founded in 1991, Matthews Asia specializes in investing in Asia's equity and fixed income markets for institutions, intermediaries and retail investors worldwide. For over 25 years our bottom-up, active investment approach has focused on identifying the most attractive long-term growth opportunities in Asia's diverse markets. Our portfolios typically feature low turnover rates and high active share, with holdings that differ significantly from their benchmarks. Our long-term perspective and culture of independent thinking facilitate our delivery of a consistent and distinctive value proposition to our clients and partners. Additional information on Matthews International Capital Management, LLC and Matthews Asia can be found at www.matthewsasia.com.
ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
We are seeking an individual to join Matthews Asia to perform fundamental research and investment analysis in support of the Portfolio Managers.
Specially, this individual will be responsible for conducting both qualitative and quantitative analyses, focusing on industrial analysis, business models, products and services, management quality and competitive advantages for Asia Pacific companies.
The ideal candidate should have a high degree of integrity and professionalism, and experience working in an asset management organization.
Specific Responsibilities include:
Perform fundamental research and investment analysis, and propose recommendations for prospective investments and/or existing investments in our India portfolios
Conduct meetings both onsite and offsite (in India and other parts of Asia) including with company management teams, industry associations, regulatory bodies, consultants and the like
Assist in collecting and organizing information on companies, industries or macro statistics with a goal of building investment cases
Build financial and valuation screens/models, reflecting companies' historical and forecast performance
Monitor performance of underlying companies in portfolios, and assist Portfolio Managers in stock selection/portfolio construction process
Support ongoing and ad hoc research efforts; support publication of research periodicals
Bachelors degree is required, Masters degree and/or CFA preferred
3-5 years relevant experience in investment industry
1-3 years on the ground experience in India region OR experience with researching companies/industries in the India region, preferably in the investment management industry
Keen interest in investing and a demonstrable conviction in India-oriented investment
Solid understanding of financial statements
Working knowledge of tools such as Bloomberg, FactSet
Strong Excel skills are a plus
Ability to articulate clearly an investment case in writing and speech
Willingness to travel to parts of Asia
Must be a U.S citizen or authorized to work in the U.S on a permanent basis
Must be an independent thinker and self-starter with a demonstrated passion for investing.
High level of integrity and ability to work well in a very diverse team setting.
Matthews International Capital Management, LLC is an equal opportunity employer. The Company does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, religious creed (including religious dress and grooming practices), age, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, political activity or affiliation, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, physical or mental disability, medical condition as defined under applicable law, genetic information, military or veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, taking or requesting statutorily protected leave, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws or ordinances.