*Investment analysts may be involved in a broad range of activities and disciplines, which vary according to the nature of the employer. Essentially, they provide an insight on economic trends and evaluate investment potential.
*They need to develop an understanding of financial information, such as financial statements, company accounts and sector data. They will also need to access and understand wider business information such as relevant economic data and political events.
*Investment analysts are skilled at examining and interpreting data from different sources and understanding the impact this will have for investment decision making.
*Conducting due diligence on companies and industries by researching, reading financial statements and market data;
*Analysing financial information relating to specific companies, e.g. company results, profit and loss, balance sheet and cash flow statements to determine how an organisation is positioned to deliver for investors;
*Keeping up to date with market developments, new investment products and all other areas that can affect the markets, e.g. movements in the economies of relevant countries;
*Considering how the economic implications of factors such as natural disasters, weather, wars, etc. might affect the performance of companies and funds;
*Monitoring the financial news using specialist media sources;
*Financial modelling and projection;
*Drafting and writing research reports for fund manager or client use;
*Meeting with and providing information to fund managers; this might include, summaries of research, investment ideas, key events from the proceeding day as well as key drivers for the day ahead;
*Making recommendations to fund managers, being able to position ideas and articulate to the fund manager about the risk or payoff for each recommendation;
*Ensuring that all compliance regulations are met.
*The ability to research, analyse and evaluate;
*Excellent communication skills;
*The ability to work under pressure, meet deadlines and multi-task in a fast paced environment;
*Strong numerical ability and quantitative skills;
*Self-confidence, drive and tenacity;
*The ability to work effectively in a team;
*Initiative, flexibility and innovation;
*An interest in current affairs and an appreciation of their impact on the market;
*In depth investment knowledge; this may come from an interest in the markets, participation in relevant student societies or running a shadow portfolio;
*Commitment to further study and qualifications;
HOW TO APPLY
Interested applicants should forward their ,CVs name, qualifications, post applying for to the HR : cv. Bluesea @gmail.com OR their mobile number in the message box or mobile number stated on this advert. Not abiding to this advice will lead to total disqualification. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted