Trainee Equity Analyst Actuarial Post Graduates with Strong Academic Performance

  • Permanent Intermediate EE position

  • Cape Town Region, Western Cape

  • Undisclosed cost to company

  • Job 2184116 | Ref RWM/RM

  • Posted 07 Mar 2018 by Rory Mackie & Associates

About the Position

Our clients are highly rated performers within the Asset Management industry in South Africa. They have a history of attracting top talent. They are looking for qualified Post Graduate Actuarial individuals with EXCEPTIONAL academic track records to consider for these roles. The individuals must be able to DEMONSTRATE this with copies of academic transcripts from school and university.

It would indeed be preferable if the individuals have started their CFA studies and also worked a year or two within the asset management industry or within financial services to demonstrate their passion for asset management.

The successful individual will perform the following:

  • To research mainly Financial Companies (banks, insurers etc.) and others listed on the JSE
  • Conduct thorough and rigorous financial analysis of the relevant companies
  • In depth industry analysis
  • Competitor analysis, including analysis of competitors listed in offshore markets
  • Updating and effective use of software systems for the capturing and analysis of equity research and to maintain the integrity of the relevant research data on a continuous basis
  • To critically review sell side research
  • Maintain company models and continuously update with new information and results
  • Provide support to Portfolio Managers and assist in assimilating data and compiling presentations and reports

Job requirements for the role:

  • Minimum of Post Graduate (minimum of an Honours Degree) in Actuarial Sciences
  • CFA Level 1 and above would be a distinct advantage
  • Working 2 - 4 years within Asset Management or in Fnancial Services would be a distinct advantage
  • Exceptional academic performance - i.e. a minimum of 70% aggregate across all subjects in undergraduate degree
  • Exceptional calibre - must be able to communicate in an articulate way and be clear about desire to be in this space
  • Must have a demonstrable passion for an an interest in the investment arena and must be able demonstrate this in conversation
  • Exceptional attitude - a "can do" individual who sees opportunities and solutions to problems
  • An ability to synthesise masses of economic, industry and company information, and to effectively analyse this and formulate an investment rationale
  • An ability to communicate in a lucid and concise manner with colleagues and external managements, both in oral and written form
  • A team player who relates well to colleagues
  • Strong ability to critically analyse data and financial statements and maintain Excel spreadsheets

If you fulfill the above requirements we would like to hear from you! NB Copies of academic results will be required for this application process and applications made without these being available will not be considered further.

Desired Skills

  • financial analysis
  • critical research skills
  • Actuarial exams

Desired Qualification Accreditation

  • Professional Qualification
  • CFA

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