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Equity Research Associate - Real Estate & REITs - Toronto, ON

Date: Mar 9, 2019

Location: Toronto, ON, CA

Company: Scotiabank



Requisition ID: 49980


Join the Global Community of Scotiabankers to help customers become better off.

Job Purpose

Research Associates play an integral role in the Equity Research department by providing crucial assistance to our Equity Research Analysts.  Individuals in this role are learning and developing the techniques and skills necessary for investment analysis and research of securities.  The Research Associate works closely with the Research Analyst to develop financial forecasts and provide recommendations on particular stocks.  Associates typically gain an in-depth understanding of the financial and operational issues within a particular sector, gaining valuable skills, knowledge, and relationships. This position is suitable for a bright, hard-working individual who is passionate about learning and the capital markets. This position is based in Toronto.


Key Accountabilities

  • Perform comprehensive financial statement analysis and create and maintain financial models
  • Conduct in-depth industry analysis and research using industry and financial sources
  • Collect, consolidate and interpret company and industry data
  • Assist in writing research publications and morning comments
  • Follow overall market news and evaluate market data to assess short and long-term trends
  • Generate tables and graphs
  • Prepare marketing presentations for analyst meetings with institutional and corporate clients
  • Communicate and handle enquiries from institutional investors on the analyst's behalf
  • Develop and maintain connections with investor relations and management of companies under coverage group
  • Liaise with sales, trading and other areas of the firm within regulatory guidelines and under the analyst’s supervision


Functional Competencies

  • Capital Markets knowledge/experience would be an asset
  • Strong accounting, financial modeling, graphing, and analytical skills
  • Experience in analyzing financial statements and valuing companies
  • Excellent command of Microsoft Suite, with a particular emphasis on Excel
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills are essential to succeeding in this role
  • Ability to perform under pressure and meet tight deadlines, sometimes for extended periods of time
  • Ability to multi-task and manage several on-going projects at the same time
  • Self-motivated, hardworking, enthusiastic and detail-oriented


Education/ Work Experience

  • A university degree in business
  • An MBA, Masters of Finance degree, CPA designation  & enrolment in/ completion of the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) program is preferred
  • Work experience the Real Estate sector in a financial, analytical, corporate development or M&A capacity is preferred
  • Experience using Bloomberg and FactSet would be an asset   

Location(s):  Canada : Ontario : Toronto

As Canada’s International Bank, we are a leader when it comes to inclusion. We are a diverse and global team, speaking more than 100 languages with backgrounds from more than 120 countries. We value the unique skills and experiences each individual brings to the bank, and are committed to creating and maintaining an inclusive and accessible environment for everyone. Candidates selected for an interview will be contacted directly.  If you require accommodation during the recruitment and selection process, please let us know. We will work with you to provide as seamless a recruitment experience as possible.

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