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Wish to pass all CFA exams on your first try? Note these 3 pitfalls!

May 7th, 2018|Categories: WORD OF WISDOM|

What's the big deal about passing all CFA exams on the first try? Being able to pass all CFA exams on your first attempt will make you stand out from other candidates statistically. Only 10% of total candidates can pass level one exam in 2015, level 2 exam in 2016 and level 3 exam in 2017 in their first attempts. Therefore passing all three levels of CFA exams at one go is a good filter for hiring managers. As someone [...]

Private Bank looking for A Research Analyst (India Equities) Ref: STM18BSI04

May 7th, 2018|Categories: Jobs|

One of our investment industry contact at a leading private bank in Singapore is looking to hire a senior research analyst to cover India equities. Job Scope The ideal candidate should a generalist with a solid track record of stock recommendation. The scope includes but is not limited to: Perform secondary research covering more than 30 stocks Provide analysis and recommendations on equities in India market Handle requests from relationship managers Participate in meeting with relationship managers Prepare presentation materials [...]

Trash Back Office Mindset for an Investment Job

April 28th, 2018|Categories: WORD OF WISDOM|

Dreaming of an investment job? We see many candidates from back office looking to switch into front office investment jobs. Many of you must be thinking: easier said than done when you read the title. That’s understandable, considering that you’ve probably passed some CFA exams or graduated from a Masters in Finance. But yet, you did not land any front office investment job interview, especially if you rely on job portals such as eFinancialCareers.  The same thing happened to me [...]

Which has better payoff – CFA or FRM? Here is my experience

April 21st, 2018|Categories: WORD OF WISDOM|

The Question - CFA and/or FRM? Many people ask me this question when they see both CFA charter and FRM certificate after my name. The questions typically revolve around whether they should take CFA exams or FRM exams. The whole purpose is to land them a job in the finance industry. Considerations of CFA vs FRM Some have monetary considerations while others have career considerations as to what area do they want to focus. But it is all about one thing [...]

Independent Research House Looking for A Research Associate (Fresh grad welcomed to apply) Ref: STM18NRA03

April 14th, 2018|Categories: Jobs|

One of our investment industry partner at a Singapore-based independent research house is looking to hire passionate research associate to join the team to ramp up research coverage. Job Scope of Junior Analyst The ideal candidate should have solid financial modelling skills to help senior research analysts expand research coverage. Daily job scope includes, but is not limited to financial modelling, attending company briefing, and assistance in writing stock coverage (initiation reports and regular updates). Required skillsets Be able to [...]

From CFA exams to investment jobs – How?

April 14th, 2018|Categories: WORD OF WISDOM|

How to find an investment job after your CFA exam? Are you one of the many students who take the CFA exams every year? Are you thinking about the career options or looking out for jobs after the CFA exams? Thanks to its wide-ranging curriculum, once you passed CFA exams, you will have a lot of career choices in the finance industry. But today we are only going to talk about investment related jobs (we use CFA jobs thereafter) If you [...]

MD of Research hiring junior analysts to cover property stocks (Ref:STM18AIA02)

April 6th, 2018|Categories: Jobs|

Our friend Managing Director of research at a Singapore-based regional broker is looking to hire passionate junior analysts as part of his team expansion. Job Scope of Junior Analyst The ideal candidate should have a solid financial modelling skill to help the MD build REIT models. Daily job scope includes but not limited to financial modelling, attending company briefing, and writing market commentary. Required skillsets Proven financial modelling skills Preferably CFA candidates passed level 1/2 Prior working experiences are not required Self-motivated, [...]

A family office is hiring junior research analysts (Ref: STM18JRA01)

January 8th, 2018|Categories: Jobs|

Dear friends, We would like to share with you a family office established in Singapore is looking to hire junior research analysts. The family office is one of the largest family office in Southeast Asia and is mainly focused on global equities, bonds, FX (foreign exchange), Private Equity Investments and Real Estate. Job Scope of Junior Research Analyst The Candidate should have a sound understanding of how to analyze companies and a reasonable degree of sector-based expertise e.g. Consumer Staples/ Discretionary, [...]

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