Investment Analyst Job Description

Investment Analyst Job Description

January 11th, 2021

Investment analysts are financial professionals who evaluate securities, stocks, bonds, and other financial assets. They identify potential investments for purchasing, research business financials, and advise clients. They also contribute to financial decision-making through in-depth analyses of market trends and performance.

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We are searching for an investment analyst to evaluate and research trends and opportunities for our clients. In this role, you will perform research, valuations, and appraisals of financial instruments, markets, and businesses and interact with other team members to deliver quality investment directives to our clients and business.

To ensure success as an investment analyst you should be well-versed in portfolio management, have a keen eye for detail, and be proactive in finding investment opportunities. A top-notch investment analyst performs well under pressure, possesses creative and analytical abilities, and can adapt their thinking to quickly evolving scenarios.

Investment Analyst Responsibilities:

  • Assessing business and asset valuations.
  • Calculating risks and opportunities for potential and current clients.
  • Monitoring market trends and investment portfolios.
  • Analyzing previous investment decisions and generating key takeaways.
  • Conducting meetings with clients and management throughout the year.
  • Producing complex financial models for integration into decision-making processes.
  • Compiling financial data into reports for other team members and stakeholders.
  • Identifying critical areas of business performance for other stakeholders.
  • Reporting discrepancies and issues to senior team leaders when they arise.
  • Working within a dynamic team environment.

Investment Analyst Requirements:

  • A bachelor's degree in finance, investment banking, or accounting.
  • At least two years' experience in a similar role.
  • Strong mathematical and numerical skills.
  • Proficiency in data collection and analysis.
  • Excellent research and writing abilities.
  • A flair for statistics and data manipulation.
  • Confident presentation abilities.
  • Thorough understanding of financial analysis and investment strategy.
  • Interpersonal skills and the ability to work under pressure.
  • A team player who can work independently.

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