Equity Research Associate - European Food Retail

Employer
Sanford C. Bernstein
Location
London, United Kingdom
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Oct 19, 2017
Closes
Nov 20, 2017
Job Function
Other
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Education
Bachelors

As a Research Associate on the European Food Retail team you will:

  • Acquire expertise in the sector and the issues facing these dynamic companies by working with a Senior Analyst who is a seasoned industry expert
  • Become adept at in-depth analysis of your industry and companies
  • Demonstrate idea generation and make significant contributions to our highly differentiated written product and forward-looking financial analysis
  • Develop relationships with institutional clients, journalists, sales and trading as well as interact with senior management teams in your industry

We make a strong commitment to Associate development, and give you opportunities to rapidly gain visibility and incremental responsibility. While our culture is intellectually rigorous, it is also very collegial and fun - Associates participate in a range of activities including philanthropy, development and leadership programs, social events, mentoring and annual on- and off-sites.

Qualifications

Our Research Associates typically possess:

  • A 1st class or  2:1 undergraduate degree in a quantitative degree such as Mathematics, the Sciences or Engineering from a university that is widely recognized as being ranked within the top 10-20 institutions in its field.
  • Excellent broad-based analytical skills built upon a quantitative undergraduate degree. Experience in programming and statistical analysis is highly valued.
  • Finance related skills e.g. financial and market modeling, valuation and M&A analysis are a plus
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills and an ability to stand your ground in a fierce debate
  • A solid understanding of accounting and finance, which may have been acquired via the CFA, ACA or CPA
  • Relentless intellectual curiosity and a drive to excel at the highest level

Experience in food retail is not required.

We look for consummate team players who seek a highly rigorous and collegial environment for their career development.  These are typically 3-5 year positions with outstanding growth potential.  Historically, our associate positions have proven to be excellent platforms for successful professional careers in investing.

London based.  Immediate start.

Application Instructions

Please submit your CV and cover letter by clicking on the 'Apply' button.  We look forward to learning more about you.

Company Description

Bernstein is widely recognized as Wall Street's premier sell-side research and brokerage firm, with a global equity trading platform that spans the U.S., Europe, and Asia. Our firm was founded in the U.S. in 1967 and in the U.K. in 1999.  Our research and trading capabilities are sought out by leading investment managers around the world, and we are annually ranked at the top of our industry by acknowledged arbiters. In independent surveys of major institutional clients, Bernstein's research is ranked #1 for overall quality, industry knowledge, most trusted, best detailed financial analysis, major company studies, most useful valuation frameworks and best original research. In Institutional Investor's latest annual client survey, the leading survey by which research analysts in our industry are evaluated, over 90% of our U.S. analysts and the majority of our European Analysts were recognized as among the best in their respective fields - more than any other firm in our industry.  We began operations in Hong Kong in 2010, and now cover a range of sectors across Asia. Our European research team is also home to Extel's #1-ranked analyst across Europe.

Research has always been Bernstein's calling card. The brand is defined by our renowned Blackbooks, known for their unbiased, in-depth company and industry forecasts. We have a community of Research Analysts who are acknowledged thought leaders that typically have many years of experience in the industries they cover. Our reputation is for the very highest caliber of independent and disciplined investment and industry analysis. We are a wholly-owned subsidiary of our buy-side parent, AB.