Equity Research Associate – Consumer Products

Location
Toronto (Region), Ontario (CA)
Salary
Available upon request
Posted
Jul 14, 2022
Closes
Aug 13, 2022
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Education
Bachelors

Equity Research Associate – Consumer Products 

BMO Capital Markets is a leading, full-service North American-domiciled financial services provider offering equity and debt underwriting, corporate lending and project financing, merger and acquisitions advisory services, securitization, treasury management, market risk management, debt and equity research, and institutional sales and trading. BMO Capital Markets has approximately 2,700 professionals in 33 locations around the world.
 
The Equity Research department covers over 900 stocks across diverse sectors, and provides equity strategy, quantitative analysis and portfolio management services to our clients.  Within this, we are currently searching for an associate for our Consumer Products research team in our Toronto office.   

Description
As an Equity Research Associate, the successful candidate will work closely with an analyst in support of providing insights and research on numerous companies across the Consumer Products spectrum. The work environment involves collaboration, co-ordination and a shared knowledge base with the analyst and rest of the team. The associate role requires excellent interpersonal skills and a collaborative/versatile team player. Tasks include but are not limited to:
-    Daily writing of research reports and comments
-    Analysis of financial statements and press releases 
-    Examination of industry databases and publications
-    Completion of extraordinary information and data requests
-    Creation and maintenance of detailed financial models
-    Communication of recommendations to internal and external clients
-    Participation in site visits and management meetings

Experience/Skills
A combination of exceptional writing skills, technical knowledge and skills in equity research, finance or accounting demonstrated through relevant work and educational experience is required. Prior industry experience in the consumer industry is not required but could be a benefit.  Candidates must have a clear and proven track record of achievement throughout their education and career. Other necessary attributes include:
-    Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
-    A keen interest in Equity Research
-    A positive attitude, intellectual curiosity, the ability to learn quickly and strong attention to detail
-    Superior work ethic, self-motivation and the ability to work independently
-    Ability to systematically manage a heavy work load and meet stringent deadlines
-    Flexibility to work irregular or extended hours
-    Solid technology skills with robust knowledge of Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Bloomberg 

Education
Candidates should have 2 - 3 years of relevant experience and post-secondary degree in a related field of study. MBA, CPA/CA and/or CFA certification is preferred. 
 

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