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Junior Research Analyst at a Financial Advisor Firm (Ref: STM18UNI06)

June 21st, 2018|Categories: Jobs|

A research analyst at a financial advisor firm is looking to hire a junior research analyst to help expand coverage. Job Scope Economic research to recommend on asset allocation Research on funds, equities & related investment instrument Perform portfolio review for clients Facilitate investment related functions, i.e. assisting with investment calls and in related seminars and events Requirement Background in finance/business management/CFA Financial modelling skills is a plus Strong interest in investment research How to submit your application? To view the [...]

Intern at a Boutique Asset Manager (Ref: STM18SSC05)

June 21st, 2018|Categories: Jobs|

One of our contact, COO at a boutique asset manager, is looking to hire equity research intern to support their growth. The firm invests in South Asia and South East Asia with a big focus on India, Pakistan and Bangladesh. Opportunity to be converted to a full-time role upon graduation. Stipend Typically students who haven't completed graduation will be unpaid, but reimbursed on business expenses, if any. Students who have graduated will get a stipend, intended to cover their costs. Length [...]

5 Tips to pass all CFA exams on the first try! Resits incur huge opportunity costs

May 26th, 2018|Categories: WORD OF WISDOM|

This article is a continuation of an earlier article: Wish to pass all CFA exams on the first try? which talks about the importance of passing all three levels of CFA exam on your first try. There are certainly huge opportunity costs for not being able to pass each level on your first attempt. In particular, we highlighted three pitfalls one should avoid, in order to pass CFA exam in one go: 1) Being penny wise, pound foolish, 2) Forgetting to [...]

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 [...]

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