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Senior Research Analyst - Emerging Market Equities

Franklin Templeton
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Closing date
Mar 28, 2024

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Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
At Franklin Templeton, we're advancing our industry forward by developing new and innovative ways to help our clients achieve their investment goals. Our dynamic and diversified firm spans asset management, wealth management, and fintech, offering many ways to help investors make progress toward their goals. Our talented teams working around the globe bring expertise that's both broad and unique. From our welcoming, inclusive, and flexible culture to our global and diverse business, we provide opportunities to help you reach your potential while helping our clients reach theirs.

Come join us in delivering better outcomes for our clients around the world!

We are looking for a Senior Research Analyst to join the Emerging Market Equities team to be based in Dubai or Saudi Arabia. This role has the primary responsibility to conduct research and analysis of companies' business and financial position in the MENA region including cash flow, balance sheet and income statement evaluations. This role will require the incumbent to compile data from multiple sources and develop financial models.

What are the ongoing responsibilities of this position?

  • Conduct independent research and fundamental analysis of publicly listed companies in MENA region across multiple sectors
  • Analyze and interpret financial statements and all other pertinent sources of investment information for assigned companies
  • Develop detailed financial models, research reports and insights on assigned coverage companies
  • Provide written and oral presentations of investment recommendations to the investment team and keeping the team updated on a regular basis of any changes to the recommendations or forecasts
  • Analyze and interpret economic developments, macroeconomic trends, and political developments in the assigned coverage
  • Maintain a general knowledge of the global investment climate, market conditions and economic environment

What qualifications, skills and experience would help someone to be successful?

  • Bachelor's degree. CFA holder or relevant postgraduate qualification is preferred
  • Minimum 8 years of relevant research/investment experience with deep knowledge of MENA region
  • Strong fundamental research, quantitative, and financial analysis skills including fluency in analyzing financial statements.
  • Expert level experience building and analyzing financial models
  • Experience in developing different valuation models, including DCFs
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills in English is essential
  • Arabic speaker preferred
  • Demonstrated problem solving abilities
  • Self-starter and ability to work independently
  • Demonstrated analytical skills and ability to multitask
  • Meticulous and detail-oriented
  • Expert knowledge of Microsoft Office applications and Bloomberg


Experience our welcoming culture and reach your professional and personal potential!

Our culture is shaped by our diverse global workforce and strongly held core values. Regardless of your interests, lifestyle, or background, there's a place for you at Franklin Templeton. We provide employees with the tools, resources, and learning opportunities to help them excel in their career and personal life.

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By joining us, you will become part of a culture that focuses on employee well-being and provides multidimensional support for a positive and healthy lifestyle. We understand that benefits are at the core of employee well-being and may vary depending on individual needs. Whether you need support for maintaining your physical and mental health, saving for life's adventures, taking care of your family members, or making a positive impact in your community, we aim to have your needs covered.

Learn more about the wide range of benefits we offer at Franklin Templeton

Franklin Templeton is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all applicants and existing employees, and we evaluate qualified applicants without regard to ancestry, age, color, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, or gender expression, marital status, medical condition, military or veteran status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, and any other basis protected by federal, state, or local law, ordinance, or regulation.

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