Equity Research Analyst - Small Cap Consumer Sectors

Employer
Franklin Templeton Investments
Location
Short Hills, USA
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Oct 15, 2017
Closes
Nov 16, 2017
Job Function
Other
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Education
Bachelors
Franklin Templeton Investments is a leading global investment management organization due to the efforts of our greatest assets - our employees. We have over 9,000 employees working in 60 offices around the world, servicing investment solutions for our clients in more than 150 countries overseeing nearly $750 billion in assets under management. We believe in our corporate values of putting clients first, building relationships, achieving quality results, and working with integrity. Our people are dedicated to delivering strong results and exceptional service to clients, team members and business partners.

For more than 65 years, our success has been a direct result of the talent, skills and persistence of our people. We are currently seeking a motivated and enthusiastic Research Analyst with a value based investment approach to focus on the small cap consumer discretionary and staples sectors. The ideal Analyst will have a minimum of 5 years of experience and will provide fundamental research support for the Franklin Small Cap Value Fund. This individual will join the Franklin Advisory Services group - a small and collegial team based out of Short Hills, NJ, with a disciplined approach emphasizing careful security selection and long holding periods.

Responsibilities include:
  • Perform thorough fundamental analysis of a company's business and financial position; including cash flow analysis, balance sheet and income statement evaluations.
  • Conduct independent research by speaking with company management and industry contacts.
  • Compile data from multiple sources and develop detailed financial models on covered companies.
  • Initiate and maintain written and verbal communication with portfolio managers.



Qualifications
Ideal candidates will have:
  • Bachelor's degree, MBA and/or CFA highly recommended.
  • Minimum of 5 years of equity research experience, preferably with a focus on small-cap consumer-oriented companies.
  • Fundamentally sound and easily articulated investment process.
  • Creative problem solving skills.
  • Ability to build and maintain detailed financial models.
  • Strong understanding of securities and investment process. Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.

    In addition to the dynamic and professional environment at Franklin Templeton, we strive to ensure that our employees have access to a competitive and valuable set of Total Rewards-the mix of both monetary and non-monetary rewards provided to you in recognition for your time, talents, efforts, and results.

    Highlights of our benefits include:
  • Three weeks paid time off the first year
  • Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan with 75% company match, up to the IRS limits
  • Employee Stock Investment Program
  • Tuition Assistance Program
  • Purchase of company funds with no sales charge

    Franklin Templeton Investments is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We invite you to visit us at http://www.franklintempletoncareers.com/ to learn more about our company and our career opportunities.
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