Research Associate - Consumer

Location
Columbus, Ohio
Salary
Competitive Salary and Benefits Package
Posted
Nov 16, 2018
Closes
Dec 16, 2018
Job Function
Other, Performance Analysis
Industry Sector
Asset Management
Employment Type
Full Time
Education
Bachelors

At Diamond Hill, we are committed to an intrinsic value-based investment philosophy with a long-term focus and are interested in knowledgeable, self-directed individuals with a passion for the investment management business. We seek energetic, team-oriented, versatile candidates with the desire to be part of a growing and dynamic organization. For dedicated individuals with a strong work ethic, we offer the opportunity for a career rather than just a job.

JOB DESCRIPTION:
Research Associate - Consumer

POSITION SUMMARY
Support Consumer Sector Team in evaluating investment ideas using fundamental/intrinsic value-based research consistent with our firm’s shared investment philosophy.  Create and maintain financial models, conduct due diligence on company and industry trends, synthesize and assess financial and industry data.  Utilize these tools and information to collaborate with members of the Consumer Team and other members of the investment team.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES
Monitor Current Investment Holdings

  • Conduct due diligence on company and industry trends through reviewing media and research reports, quarterly calls, SEC filings and industry conferences.
  • Create and maintain financial models and internal investment tear-sheets.

Support the Generation of New Investment Ideas

  • Search for new investment ideas through internal screens, industry reports, analyst visits, industry conferences and other relevant sources.
  • Respond to research requests from the Consumer Team.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • 0-5 years of experience in a deep research/financial advisory and valuation capacity.
  • Strong analytical and valuation/modeling skills. 
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills.
  • Basic knowledge of our intrinsic value-based investment philosophy.

EDUCATION AND CERTIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree with a strong academic background required.

Diamond Hill associates enjoy a working environment that supports professional and personal growth, thereby enhancing associate satisfaction, the productivity of the firm, and most importantly, the experience of our clients.  Benefits include a competitive pay package, the opportunity to accumulate shares of Diamond Hill stock, a 401k plan with a generous company match, health and dental insurance, and paid parking.

A commitment to our intrinsic value-based investment philosophy is essential and all associates with a desire to make additional investments in U.S. equity or bond securities are required to do so by investing in Diamond Hill Funds, thereby aligning our interests with those of our clients.