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Job Specification

  1. Number of Vacancies: 1
  2. Expiry Date: 2019-05-28
  3. Job Type: Full Time
  1. Experience: 5 to 8 years
  2. Functional Area:
  3. Job Code: JB104467

Job Description

    • The Analyst will undertake detailed and focused sell-side research with an institutional focus on his assigned business sectors and companies. 
    • The analyst will also work closely with other departments in the organization (corporate finance & investment banking/brokerage) on specific projects as required. 
    • The Analyst will combine a strong quantitative skill set with a range of qualitative skills in order to effectively communicate their research in writing and verbally to clients. In addition, we seek someone with the highest level of ethical integrity.
    • Understand and develop a thorough understanding of the Saudi/GCC equity markets and the sectors/companies assigned.
    • Develop and maintain management contacts in companies under coverage and interact with them on a regular basis.
    • Conduct detailed research (both primary and secondary) on the assigned sectors/companies and generate investment ideas mainly for an institutional client base.
    • Write and publish detailed initiation reports and updates (based on company results/major events) on assigned sectors/companies.
    • Provide BUY/SELL/HOLD recommendations.
    • Interact with clients about investment ideas and participate in road shows, seminars and other related events.
    • Maintain constant coverage of industry-related news, trends, and developments. Disseminate insight when appropriate to internal and external stakeholders.
    • Devise and perform your own primary research methods, keeping abreast of trends and sentiment in the market .
    • Assist the department in developing/maintaining/updating databases and periodical reports.
    • Provide training to junior analysts/trainees as and when required.
    Skills and Qualifications:
    • Bachelor’s degree in finance, economics, business or related areas from a well known institution. Candidates with an MBA and/or CFA qualification (charter holders/actively pursuing the program) will be preferred. 
    • At least 5-8 years of equity research experience in the investment banking industry
    • Cleared at least level I of the CFA program conducted by the CFA Institute, USA
    • Excellent communications skills (both written and oral English).  Candidates with Arabic speaking / writing skills will be preferred
    • Strong analytical and conceptual skills encompassing finance and related areas of financial investment
    • Thorough understanding about various valuation approaches and methods
    • Familiarity with various research/database platforms (Bloomberg, Reuters etc.)