Equity Research Analyst – U.S. Equity Team

Location
US - WI - Madison
Salary
Salary and benefits will be competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Posted
Feb 19, 2019
Closes
Apr 20, 2019
Industry Sector
Asset Management
Employment Type
Full Time
Education
Bachelors

Based in Wisconsin’s capital city since its founding in 1974, Madison has grown from a local firm into a nationally recognized asset manager entrusted with assets across a suite of mutual funds, managed accounts and customized portfolios. The catalyst for Madison’s growth has been a management style that looks beyond short-term trends, emphasizing the performance of investments over full market cycles. Our highly-credentialed portfolio managers, analysts and traders share a belief in high-conviction, risk-conscious investing, and have the autonomy to shape this approach within their own investment teams.

 

We are looking for an equity research analyst on our U.S. Equity team. Our U.S. Equity strategies consist of large cap and mid cap portfolios with an emphasis on buying undervalued securities of good companies. Some characteristics of good businesses include durable competitive advantages, high returns on capital, proven management teams, good growth potential, financial strength, and resilience to economic downturns. We invest for the long-term, following Benjamin Graham’s dictum, “Investing is most intelligent when it is most businesslike” – that is, stocks are simply fractional ownership in a business enterprise. Thus, we analyze a company’s stock as if we were buying the company whole. In addition to quantifiable metrics, we place a high value on assessing qualitative factors such as the company’s strategy, executional capabilities, managerial culture, and governance.

 

Candidates should be intellectually curious, independently-minded, self-motivated, analytical, and of high integrity. The ability to communicate clearly and concisely, in writing and orally, is a must. Above all, candidates should be passionate about investing and aligned with the team’s belief in achieving superior investment performance by investing in quality companies at opportunistic prices.

 

Other required qualifications:
 A bachelor’s or master’s degree
 0- 5 years’ experience in equity investing
 Progress toward or attainment of the CFA charter a plus
 A track record of achievement