Research Analyst
Africa Opportunity
South Africa in Africa OpportunityEnds 15 Aug 2018
11d ago
  • About us, purpose, experience and qualifications
  • about us

    FirstRand believes that its people are its single most important resource and will not operate in a sector unless it has people who are right for that market and who share FirstRand’s business values.

    We recruit self-starters who have a passion for what they do. We empower them, hold them accountable and reward them appropriately.

    We value diversity in our people, particularly for the way that this contributes to innovative thinking. If you think you will flourish in our environment, and you believe you have the necessary skills and competencies for the position advertised, then we are looking for you! All suitably qualified candidates will be considered.

    Appointments will be made in line with the Bank’s EE Strategy.


    There is no role purpose available.

    experience and qualifications

    Formal qualifications : A recognized Bachelor’s degree, preferably in finance, but other qualifications can be considered.

    A post-graduate qualification will be an advantage. Professional memberships : In this role it is preferable that a candidate be a member of the CFA Institute, or studying towards the designation.

    Years’ experience : Minimum of 3-5 years of stockbroking / asset management experience. A background in investment research and company valuation is key, but experience in fund management would be an advantage Prior experience and knowledge of the African investment space would be an advantage.

  • Additional information and responsibilities
  • additional requirements

    There are no additional requirements associated with this vacancy.


    Analysing, researching and valuing companies listed or with the potential to be listed on stock exchanges within Africa (ex SA) and companies with most of their assets or earnings based on the African continent outside of South Africa.

    Interact with the stock broking community to obtain maximum benefit in terms of research and trading. Support, assist and complement the company’s investment team by making recommendations as to whether to acquire, dispose of or merely hold investments, based on the empirical and other evidence you have obtained in the course of your research.

    To assist the portfolio manager / s of an African (ex-South Africa) portfolio, with relevant tasks The following will be included in the employment contract and will serve as the primary basis for performance reviews : Analysing, researching and valuing companies listed or with the potential to be listed on the stock exchanges where the company invests.

    Integrity and accuracy of financial models and a consistent high standard of timely research. General market awareness. Participation in presentations to clients Value addition to the global portfolio management process of the Africa (ex-

    South Africa) portfolio.

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