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Research Analyst

Job Description

Fidelity International has an Asia Pacific regional research team based in Hong Kong, Singapore, Australia, Korea, Japan and India. The team provides investment recommendations to fund managers both locally and worldwide.

Equity Research Associates/Analysts are organised into seven broad industry groupings and cover the regions on a sector-by-sector basis. Their role is to carry out detailed research on each company (within their designated sector) from reviewing assets and cash flow to evaluating the management and assessing the environment in which the company is trading. We call this the “bottom-up” approach to stock picking.

The outcome of their research will allow the Associate/Analyst to make a buy or sell recommendation to the Portfolio Manager, who will ultimately make the Investment decision, based on a combination of the following; Associate/Analyst’s research, their own research, third party research and discussions with colleagues.


Purpose of your role


Our Research Analyst works as part of our regional research team in Asia Pacific, assuming analytical responsibility for sector coverage and providing investment recommendations to our Portfolio Managers both locally and worldwide. Analysts may rotate between different sectors and/or countries every 2-3 years.  This provides a diversified experience in different sectors and allows for a more all rounded investment profession.  Although the position will be based in Tokyo, the role will be required to work closely with analysts/associates in other locations.


Key Responsibilities

  • Take responsibility for the analysis of a list of small/mid cap stocks allocated by the Director, Equities or add on by searching new stocks to buy; typically such a list will comprise 30 - 35 names
  • Ramp coverage on those names within a time period agreed with the Director, Equities; typically within 12 months
  • Use all sources available to formulate a view on the stocks under your assigned coverage. This would include sources within the company as well as other industry sources such as competitors and customers, and external sources such as sell-side brokers and third-party research providers.
  • Maintain a current rating on each stock on the assigned coverage list. Ratings go from 1 (strong buy) to 5 (strong sell).
  • Provide ESG rating on rated coverage stocks
  • Publish regular reports on assigned stocks and continue to search new stocks to buy.
  • Communicate your views to PMs via written reports, voice mails, emails, and face to face meetings.
  • Host company meetings on companies on your list for PMs when appropriate.
  • Provide a small cap visits/notes update weekly.
  • Maintain a notional paper portfolio comprised of the stocks on your assigned coverage list.
  • Assist with mentoring colleagues and maintaining general corporate morale and direction as required by Director, Equities.


Specialist Experience

Experience and Qualifications Required

  • Undergraduate degree.  MBA qualification is highly desirable
  • Sufficient number of experience in the financial industries
  • Excellent financial analytical skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication capabilities
  • Fluent spoken and written Japanese and English
  • Highly motivated, able to think logically, critically & quickly
  • Able to work both independently and as part of a Research/Investment team
  • Avidly interested and have a passion for the stock market and has demonstrated this interest through either previous work or personal investment.




Please note that all information in this job description is accurate at the time of posting. Please be aware that companies may change details and/or closing dates without notice.


Job Summary

  • Japan
  • Finance
Job Type
  • Full-time
  • Negotiable
28 January 2020
Applications Deadline
04 April 2020

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