Trainee Investment Analyst Programme at Afena Capital

By on February 25, 2015
Are you smart, dedicated and do you strive for excellence in all that you do? Do you believe that you have what it takes to be a part of this exceptional team of investment professionals?

The primary responsibility of the analyst will be the research and coverage of stocks listed on the JSE.

This is a one year fixed-term contract. The successful candidates will work with and support the Investment team. Successful candidates are required to register for CFA level I (June) or any other level that they require to write, if they do not yet have a CFA qualification.

Responsibilities include:

  • Undertake in-depth research of selected industries. This includes talking to industry specialists, researching available published material, going on trips and site visits where appropriate and preparing reports on the industry.
  • Undertake thorough bottom-up research on companies to understand their history, characteristics, competitive advantages, weaknesses and risks.
  • Conduct company visits to meet with management to research growth and opportunities and earnings potential.
  • Conduct meetings and research of competitor companies to enhance knowledge and judgement.
  • Utilise above information and publicly available financial data to construct 3-yr earnings forecasts for the companies.
  • Utilise our in-house tools to value the companies.
  • Prepare research reports and presentations for Portfolio Managers.
  • Prepare supporting materials for Sales, Marketing and Client Servicing teams.
  • Maintain coverage of companies giving timely updates and reviews on earnings updates etc.

Minimum qualifications:    

  • Relevant post-grad degree (e.g. BCom (Hons), BBusSc, B.Eng, MBA)
  • Professional qualification (e.g. CFA) would be an advantage

Work experience:    

  • No relevant work experience required, but
  • Experience in equity analysis and modelling would be an advantage
  • Must be comfortable with Excel and enjoy working with numbers

How to apply

Click here to apply

Closing Date: 11 August 2015


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