Intellidex was founded in 2008 as an independent research company focused on financial services and capital markets. We support a worldwide client base ranging from institutional investors to banks.
We are looking to strengthen this core function of our business by hiring a financial analyst to work specifically on banks in South Africa, as part of a dynamic research and consulting team.
The right candidate will have a background as a sellside or buyside equity analyst or in financial research on banks for a consulting firm. They must be comfortable with indepth financial analysis of banks, generating revenue forecasts as well as narrative reports interrogating strategy.
This is a senior-level position with opportunity to grow into leadership in either research or consulting. The right candidate will be expected to become a recognised thought leader in South Africa on the banking sector.
The position will involve ongoing analysis of bank financial and market share performance including developing earnings models and forecasts. Outputs would be both routine reports on bank performance and research support for project work. This will include monthly reports on key issues arising in the sector. There is room for creative research on non-financial drivers of bank performance too, as well as input into financial sector policy development. You will also be expected to support business development, building your contact network in the sector and products that deliver to market demand.
Clients include investors with an interest in bank debt and equity exposures, and financial services clients in supporting strategy development alongside our strategy consulting function and our macro-political advisory business. The role is collaborative, working closely with our fixed income, equity and strategy research analysts.
The ideal candidate will have:
- A degree in finance (or similar), CFA or CA(SA)
- Five years’ experience in a research function at an investment bank, financial consulting firm or ratings agency specialising in banks
- Good knowledge of South African financial sector laws and regulation
- A history of creative research output and original thinking
- Excellent communications and writing skills, and able to present to clients
- Excellent Excel skills
- Stata and SQL experience or similar
- PowerPoint, Word
Intellidex is well-recognised for quality research and you will become a core part of a highly skilled team, providing significant learning opportunities to advance your career.
We have offices in Sandton, where this position will be based, London and Boston.
We offer an entrepreneurial environment in which you will have considerable latitude to shape your role. Remuneration will be a mixture of basic (in the senior researcher range) and performance-based pay (which would show recognition for business development too).
Our standards are high. You will be working with MBAs, CFA charterholders and PhDs on our team to ensure that Intellidex delivers high levels of client satisfaction and responds dynamically to new business opportunities.
If you are interested in the position, please complete the form below, including a covering letter in which you show your experience meets the requirements listed above. There is no deadline for applications, but the role will be filled as soon as a suitable candidate is identified.