Investment Analyst required for Global Emerging Markets Equity team
Guardian Capital, a 50-year old Canadian institutional investment management business with C$30bn under management, is looking for an analyst to join its Global Emerging Markets Equity team in London.
The team is part of Guardian Capital's UK subsidiary, GuardCap Asset Management, and currently comprises four experienced investors. The team's approach is to make long only investments in high quality, sustainably growing companies across the emerging markets. The portfolios are benchmark agnostic and turnover is low, reflecting a long-term holding period.
High return on invested capital, low balance sheet leverage and a sustainable competitive advantage are among their key investment criteria.
One of the incumbent team members is due to retire and therefore, the company is now looking to add an equity research analyst, who will assist the fund managers with stock selection and portfolio management.
This will entail the analysis and identification of potential investments, through stock, sector and market research, and will include visiting companies and their management.
The analyst will also work on the construction of financial models, financial analysis, and portfolio management issues.
Emerging markets experience is not necessary. Analytical skill is the key selection criterion. The successful candidate must be a self-starter able to demonstrate a capacity to work in a small team and will have the following characteristics:
i) approximately 2-3 years’ experience gained in the buy-side, sell-side, investment banking, management consultancy or accountancy professions;
ii) strong financial modelling skills;
iii) strong written and verbal communication skills; and
iv) a sense of humour.
Candidates will need to demonstrate analytical skills through previous work experience or by working towards a professional qualification (CFA or similar). Eligibility to work in the UK is essential.
This is a unique opportunity to join a compact team with clear ambitions to grow its franchise.
Please include a covering letter with your CV explaining how you think about investing. The closing date for applications is Wednesday 4 March.
We thank all applicants for their interest however only those selected for interview will be contacted.