Senior Analyst

at Standard Bank
Location Johannesburg, South Africa
Date Posted Sep 15, 2020
Category Banking Jobs
Job Type Full-time


  • To identify, analyse and monitor stocks as part of the investment team.
  • To formulate the house view in the sector responsible by making informed recommendations.
  • Express well-articulated views that help shape decision-making by the equity construction committee.
  • Quality of research output demonstrates thorough understanding of the sector responsible as well as the stocks under coverage.
  • Contribute to rigorous investment debate and fully understand and deliver investment outcomes in line with the investment philosophy.


Key Responsibilities/Accountabilities


Identification of investment opportunities (stocks) that have the characteristics of a stock that Melville Douglas would invest in and are likely to positively impact investment performance. This would include the following steps in addition to others you deem appropriate.

  • Identification of investment stocks
  • Analysis of investment stocks
  • Monitoring of investment stocks
  • Motivation of investment ideas
  • Risk management
  • Stock guidelines
  • Balance sheet assessment
  • Management assessment
  • All research to be conducted in a timely manner and saved onto the central repository

Ambassadors of the investment process and contribute to improve the outcomes in your sector as well as others’.

  • Thought-leadership within your sector.
  • Viewed as ‘the’ industry-specialist within our investment team and provide valuable insights on where you believe the sector and opportunity set is evolving.
  • Proactively navigate sector opportunities and pitfalls and communicate these dynamics to the team.
  • Value-add probing across sectors to improve the overall investment debate in the team.
  • Develop a strong understanding across other sectors in addition to your own.
  • Build profile outside MD via internal distribution channels (WI, SBFC). Develop an understanding of how our investment products / insights can be helpful to our distribution channel.


Preferred Qualification and Experience


  • Post Graduate (4 year) degree with a bias to Investment management, Accounting, Numerical subjects e.g. Mathematics, Science, Analytics
  • CFA preferred
  • Min of 5 years of relevant analytical experience obtained at a respected financial institution. Some investment, financial services or consulting industry experience preferable.
  • Sector specialist decision-making track record.


Knowledge/Technical Skills/Expertise


  • Valuation dynamics involved in determining the value of stocks within a range of industry/market sectors.
  • Interaction of the various factors that drive investment performance.
  • Risk dynamics involved in managing an investment portfolio (market risk, systematic risk).
  • Calculation and quantification of statistical risk metrics.
  • Ability to evaluate qualitative information and determine the impact this would have on the risk premium of the investment.
  • Ability to defend and debate investment recommendations.
  • Investment knowledge at an advanced level. Acts independently and provides guidance and training to others.
  • Displays leadership in field of expertise but also shares insights across broader industries.
  • While understanding the complexities of the stock and industry, expertise in speaking simply about complex issues to other investment professionals or the distribution channel.
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