Research Analyst - Dividend Forecasting

IHS Markit
Raleigh, USA
Aug 31, 2021
Sep 15, 2021
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Dividend Forecasting IHS Markit provides announcements and forecasts for dividend amounts and dates for more than 8,000 stocks globally. Forecasts are up to four years in the future, subject to availability.

Dividend forecasts are a key input used to price options and futures. Our main customers include investment banks, hedge funds, risk managers and derivatives exchanges.

Dividend forecasts are created using a bottom-up, research led methodology to provide the highest level of accuracy. They are based a range of factors including recent market news, direct company guidance, fundamental analysis, historical observations and peer group trends.

The successful candidate will work as part of the US dividend research team. Members are responsible for providing dividend forecasts for a portfolio of stocks, through in-depth research and financial analysis of company fundamentals. Analysts are also responsible for providing ad-hoc customer-driven research, thematic reports, and customer support.

Duties & accountabilities
  • Analysis of company fundamentals to provide dividend forecasts for North American stocks
  • Provision of research on equity fundamentals, financial statements and market announcements
  • Generation of dividend research papers at a sector, country and regional level
  • Monitor news flow to assess the impact of market events on companies and their dividends
  • Forecast dividend payment schedules
  • A keen awareness of the impact dividends forecasts have on the value of equity derivatives
  • Respond to daily client demands with bespoke analysis
  • Building relationships with investor relations departments at companies within coverage
  • Preferred 1-2yr managerial experience

Education & experience
  • Candidates will be degree educated
  • Advanced working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs
  • Prior experience with SQL or VBA preferable
  • CFA or equivalent post-graduate study desirable
  • Experience working with Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) desirable
  • Commercial awareness
  • Keen interest in financial news, market events and their implications
  • Knowledge of financial statement analysis
  • Knowledge of equity derivatives
  • Management requirements
  • Able to organize and self-manage, including effective scheduling, prioritization and time management skills
  • Able to manage multiple tasks in parallel, completing tasks to tight deadlines

Personal competencies
  • Excellent attention to detail and a meticulous eye for identifying inconsistencies or inaccuracies in data entry or data outputs
  • Demonstrates a can-do attitude
  • Displays a resilient and adaptable style, remaining calm in demanding circumstances
  • Communication
  • Demonstrates excellent communication skills
  • Confident speaking directly with both customers and investor relations departments
  • First class report writing skills, ability to develop and present ideas
  • Teamwork
  • A willingness to contribute to the continued development of the team
  • Works collaboratively with others to achieve group goals and objectives
Inclusion and diversity are critical to the success of IHS Markit, and we actively encourage applications from people of all backgrounds. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other protected category. For more information on the many ways in which we enthusiastically support inclusion and diversity efforts for both candidates and employees, please access our Inclusion & Diversity Statement here .

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