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Research analyst – China & South Korea Markets
About East Capital
East Capital is an independent asset management group that comprises several strategies and specialisations to offer active management solutions in equities, bonds, and real estate assets. Our managers work within a clear ESG framework, while also drawing on the group’s scale and overall strengths.
Founded in Sweden in 1997 and with offices in Stockholm, Dubai, Hong Kong, Luxemburg, Moscow, Oslo and Tallinn, East Capital Group manages a total of EUR 4,3 billion for a broad range of international investors including leading institutions, companies, and private individuals.
East Capital also has a significant holding in the listed company Eastnine (OM:EAST), which owns, develops and manages sustainable, premium office space in the Baltic region with a net asset value of approximately EUR 245 million.
Our investment strategy is based on extensive company knowledge gained through proprietary fundamental analysis and frequent company meetings.
From day one, we have set out to be a long-term, active and responsible investor and have consistently worked on developing how we address sustainability and ESG to ensure that we are able to offer sustainable investment products to our clients. At the heart of everything we do is our impact on the countries and companies we invest in, and our aim to contribute to the advancement of sustainability in emerging and frontier markets. Read more at: www.eastcapital.com/esg
We are looking for a research analyst to strengthen our Global Emerging Markets team. The primary responsibility of the analyst will be to provide support for senior investment managers on equities in emerging markets across Asia with a focus on China and South Korea. The ideal candidate will have a background in emerging/ frontier markets and knowledge of how different businesses operate, fundamental analysis, financial modelling and equity valuation. The analyst will be based in Hong Kong, Stockholm, or Moscow.
Essential responsibilities include but not limited to:
Research across markets and industries with focus on individual stocks, but also keeping on top of macro, political and growth drivers
Fundamental analysis of individual companies by following company financials, interacting with management teams and building own models
ESG analysis of companies and execute engagements if need be
Monitoring current holdings and making recommendations on new companies to the investment committee
Travelling across the region for 1-1 company meetings, conferences and other relevant events
Supporting the team by contributing to and updating relevant internal and external presentations
Qualifications / skills
Masters or equivalent degree in relevant fields of study
Minimum 3-4 years of fundamental equity research experience on the buy/sell side
Experience in China & South Korea markets
CFA designation is strongly preferred, but not a must
Mandarin and / or Korean language skills is a must, in addition to fluent English
Excellent communication and cooperative skills
Outstanding analytical skills with a strong quant background
Bloomberg, Excel proficiency
As a person, you are analytical, and you are able to make high quality evaluations both of data and text. East Capital is an entrepreneurial environment and you are expected to be committed and willing to contribute to the team. You need to be confident with yourself and able to stand by your findings in conversation with senior colleagues and third parties. You need to be willing to work both with details and strategic issues.
At East Capital we strongly believe in inclusivity, fairness, and diversity. You will work in a true international environment, where you will have colleagues representing 23 different nationalities. We offer a very a global and dynamic work environment with engaged and skilled colleagues. You will have flexible working hours and will be sitting in modern offices, located in the city- and business center.
If you believe that your qualifications match our requirements, please send in your application. Interviews will be held ongoing, and we may fill the position earlier than application deadline. Therefore, please submit your application as soon as possible, but no later than Sep 15, 2020.