Research Associate – Chemicals

Available upon request
February 23, 2024
March 24, 2024
Job Type
CPA status
CPA Member

Research Associate – Chemicals
BMO Capital Markets is a leading, full-service North American-based financial services provider offering equity and debt underwriting, corporate lending and project financing, merger and acquisitions advisory services, securitization, treasury management, market risk management, debt and equity research, and institutional sales and trading. BMO Capital Markets has approximately 2,700 professionals in 33 locations around the world, including 19 offices in North America.
The Equity Research department covers over 900 stocks across diverse sectors, and provides equity strategy, quantitative analysis and portfolio management services to our clients. We are currently searching for an associate for our equity research team focusing on Chemicals and Fertilizer in our Toronto, Ontario office.

As an Equity Research Associate, the successful candidate will work closely with an analyst in support of providing insights and research on numerous companies across the chemicals, fertilizer and battery metals spectrum. The work environment involves collaboration, co-ordination and a shared knowledge base with the analyst and rest of the team. The associate role requires excellent interpersonal skills and a collaborative/versatile team player. Tasks include but are not limited to:
-    Daily writing of research reports and comments
-    Analysis of financial statements and press releases 
-    Examination of industry databases and publications
-    Completion of extraordinary information and data requests
-    Creation and maintenance of detailed financial models
-    Communication of recommendations to internal and external clients
-    Participation in site visits and management meetings

A combination of exceptional writing skills, technical knowledge and skills in equity research, finance or accounting demonstrated through relevant work and educational experience is required. Prior industry experience in the chemicals and mining sectors are not required but could be a benefit.  Candidates must have a clear and proven track record of achievement throughout their education and career. Other necessary attributes include:

-    Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
-    A keen interest in Equity Research
-    A positive attitude, intellectual curiosity, the ability to learn quickly and strong attention to detail
-    Superior work ethic, self-motivation and the ability to work independently
-    Ability to systematically manage a heavy work load and meet stringent deadlines
-    Flexibility to work irregular or extended hours
-    Solid technology skills with robust knowledge of Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Bloomberg, FactSet 

Candidates should have 2 - 3 years of relevant experience and post-secondary degree. CPA/CA, MBA and/or CFA certification is preferred. 

If you meet the qualifications outlined, please submit a detailed cover letter, resume and samples of your work (e.g., stock pitches, financial models, writing samples).

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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