Full-Time Head, Research
Job summary: The Head, Research will be expected to have a strategic view of the research team, strong fundamental research skills and be proficient in writing research reports.
Duties & Responsibilities
- Responsible for the strategic direction of the research team.
- Oversee the development of and implementation of a framework to ensure continuous analysis of the market and make information readily available for strategic decision making.
- Keep track of macro and microeconomic indicators and trends in the company’s operating environment and assess their short, medium and long-term impact on the business.
- Drive data and research analysis and oversee the production of high quality macro-economic reports and other market reports (i.e. equity market, bond market, fixed income etc.).
- Monitor industry trends and changes in the macro-economic environment, and oversee the preparation of insightful economic, industry and capital market reports on a periodic basis.
- Co-ordinate ongoing market intelligence, research and analysis to understand key trends and emerging opportunities for effective value-added client service.
- Provide research support, (including macro-economic and sector knowledge, investment recommendations, strategy analysis, interaction with clients, etc.) to the business units across the company.
- Ensure the integrity and correct interpretation of all marketing research information.
- Provide strategic leadership to the team as well as oversee projects and day-to-day tasks of the department.
- Minimum of 10 years in a similar capacity within a Financial Services environment
- Minimum of BSc in Management, Finance, Accounting, Banking or any related field. professional qualification or a post graduate degree will be an added advantage
- Good knowledge of fundamental concepts, practices and procedures of research analysis.
- Knowledge and understanding of macro and micro environmental information, and the potential impact on the capital market
- Good knowledge of the financial services industry, particularly the capital market and an appreciation of the dynamics of emerging markets.
- Ability to understand and interpret financial statements, good knowledge of financial modeling.
- Strong communication, report writing, presentation and inter-personal skills.
- Must be high energy and detail-oriented, as well as an organized self starter
- High sense of responsibility, accountability and dependability.
- Highly analytical, strong research and analysis skills
- Ability to think strategically and holistically
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