Equity Research Associate

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The Role

The role will be part of an offshore research team located in Manila (Philippines) for the Equity Research division of a global investment banking client.

The associate will join as an offshore Equity Research Associate in Manila for our client’s Greater China team, specializing in the Consumer sector. He/she will support the onshore associates or analysts of our client to provide insights in different aspects such as economic, market and industry within their stock coverage.

This role involves database management, financial modeling & analysis, monitoring and understanding press releases and disclosures and may contribute in research report writing.


  • Research equities of target industries and companies to provide evidence to investment decisions.
  • Create and maintaining financial valuations models and sector specific databases with the onshore associate/analyst.
  • Analyze company performances, conducting KPI benchmarking study/trend analysis.
  • Respond to requests for data and information from internal and external clients.
  • Support in drafting research reports on equities, consumer industry-related developments to summarize research findings.
  • May assist in the design and preparation of analyst marketing strategy and materials.

Qualifications and Requirements

  • University degree with 2-3 years relevant experience in company and industry analysis, in the Consumer sector preferred.
  • Experience in creating financial models and investment analysis.
  • Experience working with an investment bank a plus.
  • Native or professional proficiency in both English and Mandarin.
  • Strong analytical skills with experience in financial modeling and forecasting.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and express complex ideas succinctly.
  • Ability to take initiative and meet deadlines under minimal supervision.
  • Quick learner with an ability work well under pressure

No. of positions : 3

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