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Equity Research Associate

Sydney, Australia
Closing date
May 18, 2024

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Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time

CLSA is Asia's leading capital markets and investment group, providing global investors with insights, liquidity and capital to drive their investment strategies.

Award-winning research, an extensive Asia footprint, direct links to China and highly experienced finance professionals differentiate our innovative products and services in asset management, corporate finance, capital and debt markets, securities and wealth management.

As the international platform of CITIC Securities (SSE: 600030, SEHK: 6030), China's largest investment bank, CLSA is uniquely positioned to facilitate cross-border capital flows and connect China with the world and the world to China.

Founded in 1986 and headquartered in Hong Kong, CLSA's global network spans 21 locations across Asia, Australia, Europe and the United States.

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We are looking for Research Associate, to be based in Sydney, and be responsible for providing support to the research team. The applicant will be primarily responsible for coordinating research activities (e.g., compiling research for daily packs, updating models and helping to arrange industry meetings) and working with a senior analyst on research projects and client requests. The incumbent will also assist in fundamental research through deep dives on industry thematics including ESG and analysing news.

  • Assist senior analysts on specific research projects
  • Collect data and compile answers for clients requests
  • Update and help develop financial models
  • Maintain databases of economic and industry specific data
  • Accompany clients on visits and produce notes
  • Maintain sound working relationships with Corporates, Clients, the Government, and industry organisations


An associate should view their role as an integral part of the team's success. Effective teamwork contributors; actively generate ideas for the teams development; communicate issues that require action; support each other and ask for help when needed.

  • Quality and efficiency of worked performed
  • Relationships with clients, corporates and external bodies

  • Bachelor degree or above in business related discipline, preferably with finance and/or accounting major
  • 2-5 years' experience as a research associate. Alternatively investment banking, accounting, wealth management background would be an advantage.
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Strong understanding of financial modelling
  • Strong excel/ spreadsheet skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to work under pressure when required
  • Excellent interpersonal sensitivity
  • High sense of commercial awareness
  • Excellent communication, relationship and management skills to both internal and external clients
  • Experience with Python, r an advantage

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