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Emerging Markets Industrials Analyst

William Blair
London or Chicago
Competitive - Based on experience
Closing date
Jul 24, 2024

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

Job Details

We are seeking an Emerging Markets Industrials Analyst to join our Research Team in either London or Chicago.

William Blair Investment Management is committed to building enduring relationships with our clients. We work closely with private and public pension funds, insurance companies, endowments, foundations, and sovereign wealth funds, as well as financial advisors. We are 100% active-employee-owned with broad-based ownership. Our investment teams are solely focused on active management and employ disciplined, analytical research processes across a wide range of strategies, including U.S. equity, non-U.S. equity, emerging markets debt, and multi-asset. William Blair is based in Chicago with global resources providing expertise and solutions to meet our clients’ evolving needs.

William Blair’s Global Equity Team believes that strong corporate performance is the foundation of superior long-term investment returns and seeks to invest in quality growth companies that will generate above-average results for clients over time with generally less risk than the market. The team identifies these companies through a combination of rigorous fundamental research and systematic inputs, following a disciplined process that emphasizes team collaboration. 

Responsibilities may include but are not limited to: 

  • Identify and recommend new investment ideas that are suitable for IM clients to assist portfolio managers in generating capital gains.  Continue to analyze and monitor developments that impact portfolio holdings for which the analyst is responsible.
  • Perform fundamental analysis on industry sectors to provide a frame of reference for investing in industries or market sectors and related sub-sectors.
  • Proactively, clearly, and concisely communicate investment recommendations to portfolio managers and other analysts.
  • Develop and maintain research relationships including company managements, industry contacts, and research vendors (brokers and analysts).
  • Make field trips, interview company executives, and attend industry conferences to stay abreast of changes in company fundamentals and industry trends.
  • Participate in other projects as requested by management.

We are looking for:

  • An experienced Emerging Markets investor or analyst with a proven track record of alpha generation.
  • Minimum of 10 years of relevant work experience.
  • Strong working knowledge of accounting and finance.
  • Ability to analyze/model financial metrics, business strategies, and valuation parameters.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Customer service orientation, responds to requests in a timely manner.
  • Works well as a member of industry or portfolio teams.
  • Bachelor’s degree required; MBA, CFA, and/or CPA preferred.
  • Can be London or Chicago based with other destinations considered



William Blair is a premier global boutique with expertise in investment banking, investment management, and private wealth management. We are committed to building enduring relationships with our clients and providing expertise and solutions to meet their evolving needs. An independent and employee-owned firm, William Blair is headquartered in Chicago and, together with its strategic partners, operates in more than 20 offices worldwide.

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