Research Associate

Employer
MFS Investment Management
Location
London, United Kingdom
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Jun 18, 2018
Closes
Jul 23, 2018
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Education
Bachelors

Principal Responsibilities:

• Support the Equity Research Analyst in daily activities and custom projects in order to provide leverage to the Analyst; focus will be primarily on the financial, telecom & infrastructure sector
• Financial modeling, analysis, and maintenance of company and sector-specific models / databases
• Gathers information about companies by interviewing suppliers, customers, government agencies, sell side analysts, etc… this can be done over the telephone (i.e. expert calls) or may require travel
• Gathers and synthesizes information from multiple sources to assess a company's growth prospects, competitive position, management, etc. and afterwards presents finding to research analyst
• Collects financial data from databases and interview process to be utilized in financial modeling
• Assumes additional projects and responsibilities as required (e.g. case studies, sector presentations)
• Acts as conduit for cross-industry research between the various members of the sector team


Job Requirements:

• Exceptional analytical skills and intimate familiarity with financial statements
• Ability to work independently and manage complex projects on their own
• Demonstrated passion for equity investing and the stock market
• Strong communication skills both written and verbal
• Relevant full-time experience
• Bachelor's degree or equivalent degree / progress towards CFA
• Ability to travel


Qualifications:

• One to three years' experience of analyzing / working with financial statements within the Financials/Banks sector; can be on the investment banking, consulting, or sell/buy-side
• Sound financial analysis skills such as building and maintaining a full financial model in Microsoft Excel as well as ability to work and document information in Microsoft Word and Power Point
• Exceptional analytical skills and ability to compile and process large amounts of information
• Creative problem solving and ability to work independently on stock analysis & complex projects
• Ability to work within a team as well as coordinate work streams with other global associates
• A university degree and a strong interest in developing a career in buy-side equity research

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