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VP, Research Analyst (Information Technology)

Los Angeles, California
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Closing date
Feb 12, 2023

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Job Function
Equities Research: Buy Side
Industry Sector
Asset Management
CFA Charterholder
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Details

Position Summary

Leveraging industry-specific knowledge and expertise, the Equity Research Analyst independently conducts fundamental research on companies and industries under coverage (financial statement analysis, creation and maintenance of proprietary financial models, analysis of valuation metrics, and meetings with company management, suppliers and competitors) to make buy and sell recommendations to Portfolio Managers.  The Equity Research Analyst is responsible for developing written stock recommendations as well as pitching stock ideas in meetings with Portfolio Managers.

Essential Duties

  • Develop, sustain and use extensive industry-specific knowledge base to perform fundamental research and modeling/valuation work, provide sector perspective and insights, and generate new ‘buy’ ideas.
  • Analyze financial statements (10Ks, 10Qs) and industry periodicals. Monitor, filter, and present all relevant news flow (earnings reports, etc.) in perpetual maintenance effort for companies under coverage owned by TCW to Portfolio Managers to help them make investment decisions.
  • Communicate new ideas, results of research, latest findings, key sector/company developments, and synopsis of conferences and management meetings (both verbally and in writing) with Portfolio Managers and others in Equities.
  • Stay up-to-date with latest industry developments and trends by regularly attending research conferences, performing channel checks, meeting with management teams (both in our offices and at corporate headquarters), and meeting with suppliers, customers and competitors to help formulate an investment thesis on stock ideas.
  • Participate, on occasion, in meetings with clients, prospects, and consultants.

Required Qualifications

  • MBA or other relevant advanced degree
  • 5+ years of related investment analysis experience
  • 3-5 years of Information Technology coverage experience
  • Demonstrated knowledge, understanding of, and ability to conduct accounting and financial statement analysis. Advanced techniques in quantitative modeling and valuation frameworks are required
  • Proficiency with Excel, Bloomberg, and FactSet

Professional Skills Qualifications

  • Superior analytical and quantitative skills and ability to lead conversations with company management teams, customers, suppliers, competitors, and other sources with knowledge of the industry
  • Solid verbal and written communications skills as well as strong presentation skills are also required

Desired Qualifications

  • CFA Charterholder
  • Buy-side investment analysis experience

Estimated Compensation:

Base Salary:                   

For CA based position, the estimated base salary is $180k.  

Other Compensation:   

Eligible to be considered for an annual discretionary bonus


Eligible for TCW’s comprehensive benefits package. See more information here.


Founded in 1971 and based in Los Angeles, TCW manages a broad range of innovative, value-added investment products that strive to enhance and protect clients' wealth. TCW clients include many of the largest corporate and public pension plans, financial institutions, endowments and foundations in the U.S., as well as a substantial number of foreign investors and high net worth individuals. TCW works in close partnership with Financial Advisors to help build their businesses and meet the needs of their clients.

As of December 31, 2019, TCW had total assets under management of $217 billion. TCW is headquartered in Los Angeles, and has offices in New York, Boston, Chicago, London, Milan, Hong Kong, Tokyo, and Sydney. 

Company info
865 S. Figueroa Street
Los Angeles

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