Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Equity Research, Analyst, TCW - Los Angeles

Equity Research, Analyst, TCW - Los Angeles
Job ID  2016-1167


Leveraging industry-specific knowledge and expertise, the Equity Research Analyst independently conducts fundamental research on companies and industries under coverage (Pharmaceuticals and Biotechnology) by performing financial statement analysis, creation and maintenance of proprietary financial models, analysis of valuation metrics, and meetings with company management, suppliers and competitors to make buy and sell recommendations to Portfolio Managers.  The Equity Research Analyst is responsible for developing written stock recommendations as well as pitching stock ideas in meetings with Portfolio Managers.


  • Develop, sustain and use extensive industry-specific knowledge base to perform fundamental research and modeling/valuation work, provide sector perspective and insights, and generate new ‘buy’ ideas.
  • Research and analyze scientific events, pipelines, and platforms and effectively articulate findings to Portfolio Managers
  • Analyze financial statements (10Ks, 10Qs) and industry periodicals. Monitor, filter, and present all relevant news flow (earnings reports, etc.) in ongoing maintenance effort for companies under coverage owned by TCW to Portfolio Managers to help them make investment decisions.
  • Communicate new ideas, results of research, latest findings, key sector/company developments, and synopsis of conferences and management meetings (both verbally and in writing) to Portfolio Managers and others in the Equities Group.
  • Stay up-to-date on latest industry developments and trends by regularly attending research conferences, performing channel checks, meeting with management teams (both in our offices and at corporate headquarters), and meeting with suppliers, customers and competitors to help formulate the investment thesis underlying each stock idea.
  • Participate, on occasion, in meetings with clients, prospects, and consultants.
Minimum Qualifications:

  • Ideal Candidate will have a scientific background combined with strong financial modeling and analytical skills
  • MBA and/or other relevant advanced degree in medical/clinical research.
  • 5+ years of related investment analysis experience.
  • 2-3+ years of biopharma coverage experience
  • Demonstrated knowledge, understanding of, and ability to conduct accounting and financial statement analysis. Advanced technique in quantitative modeling and valuation frameworks is required.
  • Proficiency with Excel, Bloomberg, and FactSet.
  • Superior analytical and quantitative skills and ability to lead conversations with company management teams, customers, suppliers, competitors, and other sources with knowledge of the industry.
  • Solid verbal and written communications skills as well as strong presentation skills are also required.
Desired Qualifications:

  • CFA Charterholder.
  • Buy-side investment analysis experience.

To apply:

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