Investment Analyst (Singapore based)

  • Competitive
  • Singapore
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Janus Henderson Investors
  • 13 Sep 18
  • 2018-09-13

Our investment philosophy is growth at a reasonable price, aiming to take advantage of pricing inefficiencies in the market as well positive and/or negative cash-flow revisions that impact stock prices. Detailed fundamental stock analysis is expected to further develop any stock idea for a portfolio decision to be made. The analyst must value the stock and present this to the portfolio managers. This is done through the use of various valuation methodologies such as CFROIs, DCFs, SOTP and/or earnings models. An analysis and deep understanding of financial, strategic and operational risks is required alongside management meetings with researched companies.

The Company

Janus Henderson Investors is a leading independent global asset manager, dedicated to delivering the best outcomes for clients through a highly diversified range of actively-managed products.

We support our individual and institutional investors across a range of products, encompassing equities, fixed income, multi-asset and alternatives.

We are a team of independent and innovative thinkers who work tirelessly to help our clients achieve their goals – and we do it by fostering an energetic and collaborative culture that ensures our people love the place they work.

Janus Henderson is a truly global asset manager with US$371.9bn1 of assets under management. We have a diverse geographic footprint, employing over 2,000 staff in 27 office locations globally. Headquartered in London, we are dual-listed on the New York Stock Exchange and the Australian Securities Exchange.

¹Janus Henderson pro-forma AUM as at 31 March 2018

Duties and Responsibilities

• Independent equity research
• Analysis may focus on individual securities and/or industries
• Undertakes research visits with a wide range of companies. Compiles reports to share with fund managers and other analysts on findings and conclusions
• Makes buy, sell or hold recommendations to fund managers. Generates relevant ideas for fund managers to incorporate into portfolios
• Where relevant, may liaise / co-ordinate with trading, operations and client service areas on administrative projects relating to the fund

Other Functions

Assumes additional duties as assigned

Technical Skills and Qualifications

• Some relevant experience in Asian Pacific/Hong Kong China  equity analysis. Buy-side or Sell-side experience is acceptable.
• A competent understanding of financial statements and accounting standards, as this is the major source of our fundamental analysis
• An ability to perform deep analysis of key investment and valuation issues within a short time frame to recommend new ideas for portfolio inclusion. An understanding of key drivers impacting equity value
• Excellent analytical skills, seeking to present original high-conviction research with track record of generating investment ideas and the ability to conduct fundamental research using various valuation techniques including: cash-flow based DCF, SOTP, earnings models etc.
• A high standard of Microsoft Excel and Bloomberg skills.
• CFA or relevant Accountancy qualification
• Mandarin speaker

Competencies Required

The capability to work on his/her own initiative, be pro-active, highly motivated and capable of maintaining ongoing analysis of existing portfolio holdings whilst managing time to evaluate new investment ideas. He/she is confident in presenting conviction ideas and is able to demonstrate a logical thought process to arrive at conclusions.

Ongoing competence in the role to be assessed by:

• Annual Performance Appraisal
• Completion of all assigned Compliance training

Compliance Requirements

At a minimum the role requires the individual to:
• Place the interest of Janus Henderson’s Clients first and always act in accordance with TCF (Treating Customers Fairly) principles
• Understand and comply with any federal, state, and foreign laws and regulations applicable for the role, and seeking the guidance of Compliance if this is unclear at any time
• Understand and comply with all relevant Janus Henderson policies applicable for the role, and seeking the guidance of the relevant policy owner if this is unclear at any time.
The individual in the role is ultimately accountable for his/her own actions and is responsible for seeking further information on any or all of the above as necessary.