Asian Equity Analyst - Progressive Boutique Asset Manager

Carnegie Consulting
London, United Kingdom
GBP80000 - GBP100000 per annum + Benefits & Attractive Bonus
13 Dec 2018
15 Dec 2018
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time

A truly unique career opportunity for an ambitious equity research focused candidate, who, has a demonstrable interest and connection with the Asian region (ex Japan), in particular India and China, but also Vietnam, Indonesia, Philippines, Taiwan and the Indian subcontinent etc..

My client has a strong ESG focus, and, is looking for a creative and independent thinker who can ignore consensus, source and present long-term investment ideas with a high level of conviction.

Role for the career minded. This role will lead in time to a role offering true Portfolio Management responsibility


The Opportunity:

  • This is a newly create role working for a very entrepreneurial, ESG focused, largely Emerging Market focused boutique asset manager with strengths across Global Emerging and Frontier Markets
  • Represents an opportunity to work in an environment with passionate, like minded, talented and proactive individuals and to become an integral part in the building of an enterprising investment management firm
  • Working specifically for a highly respected and experienced Senior Fund Manager, this research and portfolio management oriented role will focusing on the Asian region (ex Japan), providing creative investment recommendations for inclusion within the Asia and Indian subcontinent fund, and, in my clients' global emerging & frontier funds
  • Research responsibilities will include the undertaking of proprietary fundamental analysis of companies, consisting of an assessment of company strategies and building financial valuation models. The investment analysis will be documented in accordance with my clients' investment process, and, you must demonstrate that you are an independent thinker, and, not somebody who simply agrees with consensus
  • Undertake in-depth analysis of industries on global, regional and local basis in order to understand its relevance at a company specific level
  • This role will be sector agnostic, although, if you have experience in researching consumer discretionary, financials, retail, property, food & beverage that would be particularly relevant
  • Research material non-financial factors in order to assess companies compliance with environmental, social and governance factors, implementing my clients' ESG methodology.
  • Contributing to weekly global macro review, working closely with internal Macro strategist
  • The portfolio management aspect of the role focuses on contributing to asset allocation in terms of country allocation and sector/industry selection, and, in time you will be asked to act as back up to the portfolio manager and work in true partnership with them
  • Contributing to portfolio construction focusing on right sizing of conviction driven positions


Your Experience:

  • You will possess a very strong record of academic achievement and rigour, along with tertiary education / qualifications including perhaps a Masters Degree, MBA or CFA
  • Be passionate about equity analysis and emerging markets with strong knowledge of the Asian region, with ideally some connection with the region
  • It is likely that you will have worked for a larger asset manager and now be looking for the opportunity to work for a smaller, more straightforward and more entrepreneurial business. Or perhaps, already have worked for a boutique asset manager and now be looking for a role the will provide a more transparent route into Portfolio Management
  • Language skills are not essential but fluency in a relevant one would be helpful
  • You will be worked as an fundamental equity analyst with a strong understanding of macro-economic drivers and their impact on businesses, along with an excellent understanding of financial statement analysis, valuation methods and financial modelling
  • Equity research skills gained from a listed equity buy-side environment is essential. Purely sell-side candidates will most likely not be considered
  • A strong understanding of equity markets is essential. An appreciation of conducting credit analysis would also be relevant and helpful, as would some more formal portfolio management skills
  • As mentioned above, my client is looking for an independent thinker who is broad in their way of thinking and doesn't get swayed by consensus or is biased to one approach. This role is about finding investment opportunities that others will have missed
  • Be results driven and an independent thinking professional
  • Strong, clear and precise verbal and written communication skills
  • Self-motivated and have an excellent approach to work, ability to prioritise work load and deliver on targets
  • Ability to work well under pressure and hold a team player mentality


The Company:

  • An ESG focused, growing, entrepreneurial, and ambitious Emerging Market Investment Management business
  • Possesses a truly meritocratic and collegiate working environment
  • Situated in the heart of London within very close proximity to excellent transport links
  • A culture that promotes both personal and professional development

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