Research Associate - Small Caps

  • Competitive
  • Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Sydney New South Wales AU
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Morgan Stanley
  • 21 Mar 18 2018-03-21

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Morgan Stanley is a leading global financial services firm providing investment banking, securities, investment management and wealth management services. With offices in more than 43 countries, the Firm’s employees serve clients worldwide including corporations, governments, institutions and individuals.

Through timely, in depth analysis of companies, industries, markets, and world economies, Morgan Stanley has earned its reputation as a leader in the field of investment research. The Asia Research Division is currently seeking a Sydney based Equity Research Associate to with a focus on Small Cap stocks.

Candidates will have practical work experience in an analytical role within a research or business development team in a corporate, or have relevant sector analysis experience from an accounting, consulting, investment banking or investment management background.

Key Responsibilities:
• Be an integral part of a team rapidly expanding the stock coverage universe
• Create and maintain earnings/valuation models leveraging skills in accounting, finance and economics
• Identify the trends and keep abreast of domestic and international news flow around interesting small cap stocks
• Develop and maintain relationships with investor relations personnel and management of companies under coverage. Regularly interacting with equity sales force
• Prepare and write research reports
• Handle and respond to requests for data and information from internal and external clients
• Contribute effectively in divisional projects
• Analyze macroeconomics factors & industry trends
• Assist in the design and preparation of analyst marketing strategy and materials


Skills Required:
- A demonstrated passion for stock picking
- A natural curiosity in how businesses operate, succeed and fail
- Ability to think laterally, creatively and problem solve
- A university degree in Economics, Finance, Engineering or post-graduate Finance related study
- Ability to construct detailed financial models or some recent and relevant industry experience in the Small Cap market
- Strong written and verbal communication skills
- Quick learner with a structured mind-set and accountability
- Energetic with a solid work ethic
- Proactive and hard-working
- Strong focus on coordination and teamwork