Research Analyst – Asian Equities Fund (Southeast Asia and India)
About Cooper Investors
Cooper Investors (CI) is a Melbourne-based specialist equity fund manager established in 2001 and 100% owned by its employees. We invest over A$12 billion in Australian, Asian and international equities on behalf of our clients including large superannuation funds, religious institutions, State Government agencies, endowments, charities and high net worth families and individuals.
Our Asian equities team invests approximately A$350 million in listed companies across China, Hong Kong, India, Taiwan, South Korea and several ASEAN countries.
We want to continue our success developing investors who have a strong willingness to learn the “CI Way” of investing and align with our cultural values - gratitude & humility; intentionality; curiosity & passion; being in the moment & present; and authenticity.
About the Role
Working within the Asian Equities Fund, with particular focus on Southeast Asia and India, you will learn from industry leaders such as Qiao Ma (Asian Equities Portfolio Manager), Johny Tan (Head of Southeast Asia and India) and Peter Cooper (Managing Director/Chief Investment Officer) on a fund that has a strategic growth trajectory.
The role will provide an exciting opportunity to:
- Develop a deep understanding of the CI Way of investing
- Develop accurate, thoughtful and timely analysis on assigned companies in accordance with the CI Way. Conduct forecasting, modelling and analysis of company characteristics
- Conduct thorough analysis on assigned companies or industries using desktop research, expert networks, company conference calls and visits
- Over time, originate investment ideas consistent with the CI Way
- Assist with marketing activities and various internal research projects, as directed by the Portfolio Manager or CIO
- Other special projects or dealing as directed by the Portfolio Manager and CIO
You have an undergraduate qualification in commerce, finance, accounting or a similar discipline usefully coupled with a qualification and/or appreciation for humanities or engineering – you’ll stand out from the pack as a diversified thinker, a trait we highly value. Pride yourself on being a passionate investor with at least 2 years’ industry experience in funds management, investment banking, accounting or consulting organisation. Demonstrate high levels of enthusiasm and rapport building capability with colleagues, clients, industry contacts, information providers, brokers, investee companies and their competitors. A keen commitment to travel to Asia at least five times per year. Although not essential, some local Indian or Southeast Asian linguistic skills would be advantageous.
In return, you will learn industry best principles amongst leaders who have a wealth of experience to impart onto you at a critical time in your developing career.
CI also provides a supportive working environment with its core cultural values in mind for all staff, some benefits include: medical health assessments, wellness support such as meditation courses, massages, and a generous subsidy for gym membership.
Applications are strictly confidential and must be submitted via CFA Institute Career Center with a tailored covering letter detailing what you would bring to this role as well as a current CV. Please note, you must have working rights in Australia to be eligible for the role.