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August 10, 2013
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Job Vacancy 1

Job Title: Financial Analyst - Equities

Firm: A Financial Service Provider

Location: Bangalore

Job Description:

You will be involved in quality control of our financial database and developing our library of financial ratios, stock screening algorithms and valuation methodologies. This may involve responding to customer data queries, as well as working with our data supplier in the case of identified errors to resolve these errors. This will require a very detailed knowledge of their financial database (company fundamentals, prices, and forecasts/estimates), including building custom queries using their API. You will be involved in developing models for new strategies, and building backtesting techniques to assess the likely performance of these strategies. As part of this, you are likely to have to prepare financial models in Excel and check the company source materials (e.g. the annual reports). You may also need to write reports commenting on the financial performance of the company. You may be involved with developing model portfolios and indices, and the monthly/quarterly rebalancing of index constituents.

Candidate should possess:

  • Strong accounting knowledge and a thorough understanding of financial statements.
  • Interest in stock market investing, specifically equities, and familiarity with investing strategies (e.g. value investing) and research into empirical stock anomalies (e.g. Piotroksi or the Sloane Accrual Effect).
  • Experience with analysis of financial statements and identifying the reasons for change in trend of key financials including profitability, liquidity and gearing ratios.
  • Understanding of different valuation methods (DCF, Residual Income etc).
  • Working knowledge of the financial databases such as Bloomberg, Thomson, Capital IQ etc.
  • Excellent oral and verbal communication.
  • Ability to handle pressure.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Meeting strict deadlines.
  • Ability to work individually and in the team.
  • Collaboration/interaction with team members (onshore & offshore) sitting in different locations and different time zones while working on various projects.
  • May be responsible for direct interaction with clients so excellent written communication skills required.

Knowledge/Qualifications: CFA / Financial Modelling

Special Role Requirements:

  • Strong financial domain knowledge.
  • Very strong numerical skills (back testing, financial modeling etc.).
  • At least 3 years of experience with investing in equity capital markets.
  • Knowledge of SQL, Advanced Excel and basic VBA is required (programming knowledge in PHP would be preferred).
  • Ability to identify and solve issues effectively on time, eye for details.
  • An interest in statistical analysis would be helpful, as would knowledge of Matlab.

Experience Required: At least 3 years of experience with investing in equity capital markets.

Interested Candidates should send their updated resume to

Job Vacancy 2

Job Title: Research Associate

Firm: A Leading Financial Advisory Firm

Location: Chennai

The individual will work closely with research analysts and will be an integral part of the research team. Key functions of the position, among others, are to:

  • Build knowledge about companies and industries, summarize and present this in a crisp, concise and usable format.
  • Develop and maintain excel based models for companies.
  • Develop and maintain industry dossiers through primary and secondary research.
  • Develop and maintain industry screens.
  • Participate in team discussions and be unafraid to ask questions.

Skills Required:

  • Passion for stocks and businesses, a must.
  • Reasonable excel skills a must. Familiarity with profit and loss statements, balance sheet and cash flow statements, a must.
  • Attention to detail is critical; this requirement is a must.
  • Ability to work in an unstructured environment and be a go–getter, a definite requirement. Patience to read annual reports and an ability to dig deep to find the required information, a definite requirement.
  • Clear, consistent and professional degree of communication (verbal as well as written) skills are a must.
  • Team player with a positive attitude, process orientation and strong work ethics.

Experience required: 0-2 years

Education: CFA Level – 1 (Appearing / Cleared)

Interested Candidates should send their updated resume to

Job Vacancy 3

Job Title: Jr. Research Associate

Firm: A Leading Financial Research Firm

Location: Mumbai

Job Profile:

  • Assisting Analysts in gathering data on various companies.
  • Data base Management like QC steps to check variations in the NAV & TNA % changes.
  • Sending query emails to the data suppliers asking for the abnormal change in the data.

Requirements from the candidates:

  • Need to be excellent in interpreting the data.
  • Need to catch any unusual changes in reports i.e. highly attentive and with acceptable amount of retention power on variations in daily data.
  • Good at data mining, report writing, (additional qualities).
  • Good at data processing and analyzing its integrity.

Knowledge/Qualifications: CFA / Financial Modelling

Other Requirements:

  • Candidate should have a first class throughout his / her academic career. (Second Class in any one of the classes(10th, 12th and graduation) would be considered).
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills (English language).
  • Good analytical skills and ability to work on different projects/different teams (team player).

Interested Candidates should send their updated resume to

Job Vacancy 4

Location: Pune

Job Responsibilities:

The principle responsibility will be to build client specific customized solutions / building financial models and investment recommendations based on in-depth analysis which will include - Industry Analysis, Company Specific Analysis, Competitor Analysis, Financial Modeling and projections and Valuation analysis.

  • Requires understanding of fundamentals of Accounts and Finance.
  • Requires understanding of Financial Ratios.
  • Must have problem resolution ability, management skills and communication skills.
  • Must have knowledge of Microsoft office applications.

Desired profile of the candidate:

  • Candidate having sound knowledge of fundamentals of finance and account.
  • Should have problem solving ability and good communication skills.

Experience Required: 0-1 years

Education: CFA Level – 1 (Appearing / Cleared)/ MBA

Interested Candidates should send their updated resume to


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