Junior Equity Research Analyst

Location
Saint Louis, Missouri (US)
Salary
Salary range based on the level of experience and market rate.
Posted
Apr 22, 2022
Closes
May 22, 2022
Industry Sector
Asset Management
Employment Type
Full Time
Education
Masters

The MVP Group of Ziegler Capital Management employs a bottom-up, fundamental approach to investing 
that seeks to identify better businesses as measured by their cash flow return on investment 
(CFROI), trade at a discount to their intrinsic value, and possess fundamental drivers that could 
narrow the valuation gap over time. Companies that exhibit all three of these attributes generally 
possess the most compelling risk/reward profile.


The MVP Group manages $1B in small capitalization strategies serving institutional and retail 
clients. We are looking for a Junior Equity Research Analyst to focus on the Financials and Real Estate sectors. This position would be based in St. Louis, MO.
In this role, the Junior Equity Analyst will be responsible for the following essential job 
functions:

  •  Perform initial reviews on potential investment opportunities, outlining risks and opportunities
  • Provide comprehensive income statement, balance sheet and cash flow analysis via CFROI approach to measure a company’s operations and financial management
  • Generate the estimated fair value of a company utilizing CFROI framework with support from traditional measures of valuation
  • Perform ongoing due diligence by meeting with current and prospective company management teams
  •  Expected to understand the business fundamentals of 20-30 companies intimately while having a general knowledge of 200 or more companies
  • Conduct in-depth, fundamental analysis using financial, industry and other supplemental data
  • Identify, understand, and articulate the key fundamental drivers of a company’s stock performance
  • Lead in the development and communication (verbally and written) of a succinct long term investment thesis which minimizes portfolio turnover
  • Analyze industries and companies to contribute to the development of new idea generation
  •  Assess market sentiment and expectations that are discounted in a stock price/valuation
  •  Develop strong relationships with industry contacts, sources and peers
  • Have or gain proficiency in the use of Factset, HOLT, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Word as tools for research and/or reporting purposes
  • Programming skills in languages such Visual Basic, r, C++, Javascript, Python, etc. is a plus
  • Gain the confidence of the portfolio management team by sharing objective perspectives and assessments on new and existing investments, position sizing, and execution timing
  • Demonstrate the ability to work well in a collaborative culture and maintain a positive attitude

A successful analyst will have a graduate degree and a passion for investing, a natural curiosity 
of how companies operate, the competitive desire to win, the enthusiasm to be part of a team that 
achieves a common goal, and the work ethic to be a major contributor.
 

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