Research Analyst - Graduate Research Analyst - Graduate …

City of London Investment Management Company Ltd
in London, England, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
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Competitive + Bonus
City of London Investment Management Company Ltd
in London, England, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Be the first to apply
Competitive + Bonus
City of London Investment Management Company Limited (CLIM) is a boutique fund manager. Established in 1991 the company now operates from 5 offices worldwide including London, Philadelphia and Singapore managing assets in excess of US$5.5bn for over 200, predominately US institutional investors.

We are looking to recruit a numerate, driven and inquisitive graduate to learn the investment management business from the bottom up and progress into a Research Analyst position over the course of 1-2 years via:

  • 3 X 4-month rotations through a number of closely related Investment Management (IM) departments.
  • After 2 years should be in a position to focus / specialise in research and analysis of closed end funds (CEFs) and holding companies;
  • Initial departments to cover include Information Services (Data Analyst); Portfolio Management Support / Trading; CEF/holding company Research;
  • Initial focus will be on building knowledge around proprietary database systems and portfolio management support.


Information Services:

  • Researching and collating data for CEFs for analysis and input into our proprietary database
  • Updating records with respect to buybacks
  • Updating NAV tracking models for all funds monitored and monitoring large changes in country and stock allocations
  • Updating all static information held in the research database (portfolio manager information, frequency of NAV/number of shares issued/geographic data)
  • Reviewing and checking the integrity of the data in the research database.


Portfolio Management Support:

  • To assist in the efficient running of the IM team
  • Production / distribution of IM reports used to complete investment process
  • Assisting the fund managers in identifying potential trades on a daily basis
  • Monitor Investment guidelines and ensure compliance with IMA’s including the production of the Investment Limit report.  Investigate and report on any discrepancies
  • Responsible for inputting trades completed by London IM into Charles River and running the IM Cash Sheet
  • Responsible for fair allocation across accounts and identifying discrepancies in asset allocation
  • Responsible for electronic matching of trade confirmations
  • Responsible for daily filing of IM reports and deal sheets
  • Responsible for completion of ad-hoc projects assigned by the Firm’s Fund Managers


CEF / Holding Company Research:

  • Training to learn the basics of conducting research and providing investment recommendations for CEFs and holding companies
  • Learn how to interpret analytical models of CEF and holding company balance sheets
  • Identity and assist in the evaluation of new investment opportunities
  • Build and maintain valuation models for holding companies
  • Maintain and manage research diary for London traded / researched CEFs
  • Monitoring and interpreting news flow on Holding Companies / Conglomerates and Informing IM of any significant changes/news on macro backdrop/companies


  • Competitive salary
  • Discretionary bonus scheme
  • Non-contributory pension scheme
  • Permanent Health Insurance - BUPA
  • 25 days holiday
  • Financial and time assistance with CFA
  • Season ticket loan