Research Associate

Location
Dallas, Texas (US)
Salary
Discussed during hiring process
Posted
Mar 06, 2018
Closes
Apr 05, 2018
Job Function
Other
Industry Sector
Asset Management
Employment Type
Full Time
Education
Bachelors

COMPANY DESCRIPTION

Westwood Holdings Group, Inc., provides investment management services to institutional investors, private wealth clients and financial intermediaries and manages $23.6 billion in assets as of September 30, 2017. The firm manages a range of investments strategies including U.S. equities, Global and Emerging Markets equities, Global Convertible securities, Multi-Asset and Master Limited Partnerships. Westwood benefits from significant, broad-based employee ownership and trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “WHG.” Based in Dallas, TX, Westwood also maintains offices in Toronto, Canada, Boston, MA and Houston, TX.

 

SUMMARY

Responsible for supporting the investment research process and following the direction of portfolio managers and senior analysts.  This includes working on specific assignments such as company due diligence and financial modeling. This position is a starting point within research, with an emphasis on basic research support.

 

Essential Duties/Responsibilities

  • Works closely with senior research analysts and portfolio managers to understand the strategy and direction of specified portfolios.
  • Creates and maintains a variety of computer spreadsheets and financial models (company, industry/sector, macro).
  • Collects industry and company data through a variety of channels, including sell-side research firms, internal and external databases, trade publications, and online sources
  • Completes increasing number and complexity of research assignments and demonstrate a good grasp of basic, fact-based research skills
  • Participates in team meetings and general investment team meetings
  • Other duties and projects as assigned

 

Qualifications:

Minimum Education Required: (include field of study)

  • Bachelor’s Degree

Minimum Specific Experience Required:

  • 1- 3 years of investment experience

 

Core Competencies:

Deliver Results and Meet Team Expectations

Financial modeling

Organizational Agility

Attention to detail

 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Exceptional detail orientation and time management abilities including strong analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Efficiency
  • Work ethic
  • Enthusiasm
  • Proactivity
  • Organizational planning
  • Listening skills
  • Openness to constructive feedback
  • Able to develop strong working relationships with team members and clients.
  • Able to work in a team well as independently.
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete varying situations where only limited standardization exists.
  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret relevant periodicals, professional journals and technical procedures translating these into reports and presentations.
  • Excellent PC skills in Microsoft Office including Word and Excel with the ability to learn new programs quickly.

 

Physical Demands:

The physical demands required to perform the essential duties successfully are consistent with a professional office environment.

 

Travel

This position requires travel approximately 5% of the time. Most travel is within the local area and may be outside of normal work hours

 

This job description may be subject to change at any time.