The role entails spending ~70% of your time talking to specialist equity sales people, gathering information on their best investment ideas and judging whether their investment cases are sensible or not. You will present to PMs your best ideas selection on a regular basis. Technical skills required: very strong investment savvy, excellent communication & psychological skills, excellent knowledge of equity analysis.
Required years of experience: 3-5 in any of the following areas: equity buy-side analysis, equity research, equity strategy, equity specialist sales, any of the above in credit provided accompanied with strong knowledge of equity single stock analysis, also interested in relationship managers with strong technical expertise.
My client is a $7bn+ equities hedge fund based in Greenwich, CT seeking an individual to join its investment team. This is an exciting opportunity that is critical to fund performance and ongoing improvement of the fund's investment strategies.
The role involves a mixture of relationship management and investment idea analysis. You will spend the majority of your time speaking to sell-side sales people about their best investment ideas in detail attempting to understand their thought process and whether these ideas make sense or not. The relationship management aspect of the role involves nurturing, developing, encouraging and motivating key contributors to insure they deliver a steady pipeline of good ideas. The analytical element of the role involves a thorough understanding of equity markets and the investment process, an ability to deal with all sectors, ability to critically assess the pros and cons of trade ideas.
Excellent communication skills are a must for this role coupled with an ability to get on very well with people. You will also be the type of person who not only has strong analytical skills but is able to think fast on your feet, get to the essence of complex information, have the savvy required to make the difference between a bad, good and outstanding trade idea.
Experience with equity markets and a passion for investing are required as you must be capable of discussing market and stock thesis in a critical manner with highly talented sales people. Using these discussions as a base, you will provide subjective assessment to both the local and global investment teams based on the synthesis of your conversations, analysis of select investment ideas, quantitative performance attribution analysis, and market context.
It is essential that you are able to communicate effectively with both quantitatively-oriented and fundamentally driven portfolio managers, relate performance and behavioral patterns observed across the sales relationships, deliver critical feedback to our idea generators. Additional responsibilities will include maintaining information on participant and prospective brokers, processing investment ideas, performance analysis and report production, and daily ad hoc broker support.
You will have a minimum of three years of generalist stock picking experience gained whilst working as a buyside equity analyst, equity researcher or equity trader or other similar position and will be able to demonstrate a high degree of familiarity and comfort with financial modelling, statistics, quantitative decision making. Degrees in finance, economics, psychology, or a quantitative field are preferred. Exposure to performance attribution analysis would be a plus, as would a CFA or progress towards one.
Applicants must demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills, attention to detail, discretion with sensitive information, and be comfortable working in a fast-paced environment. Strong Excel and MS Office skills and familiarity with Bloomberg are essential, as are good people skills.
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