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Associate – Equity Advisory

Based in offices overlooking the Thames in central London, FGS is a leading global strategic communication consultancy operating in the main business hubs around the world. We are looking for an Associate, with an equity research, IR or investment banking background, to join our fast-growing Equity Advisory group to provide an exceptional service to our high-profile clients.

Typical duties will involve:

  • Digesting and synthesising information quickly in written form e.g. summaries, briefings, research

  • Producing strong first drafts of key materials: briefing notes, distribution lists, research documents, Q&As, communications plans and strategies, key messages

  • Articulating sell and buy side perspectives on positives and negatives of a client’s investment case, gathering investor feedback, analysis of share price drivers, benchmarking guidance, disclosure and KPIs, substantiating pillars of an equity story, understanding and analysing accounting practice

  • Establishing relationships within account teams and client teams via consistent verbal and written contributions

  • Understanding of and proactive contribution to results/announcements preparations and delivery

  • Sharing relevant information in a timely manner with seniors and peers; proactively communicates with teams; is responsive to clients – even out of office hours – and manages upwards as required; addresses conflicts openly and deals with them constructively

  • Acting as the eyes and ears for teams about their clients and wider sectors, sharing insights and intel to inform FGS advice, strategy and support to our clients e.g. proactive contribution by consistently and regularly sharing knowledge/ insights across teams

  • Conducting qualitative and quantitative benchmarking exercises and equity investment case-related analysis

  • Building and maintaining templates and best practice​

Successful candidates will demonstrate

Necessary attributes:

  • One-to-three years of experience in equity research, IR or investment banking

  • Bachelor’s level degree or MBA or equivalent

  • Demonstrable interest and understanding of business environment and current affairs and how the City and the broader financial community operates

  • Able to build strong relationships; potential to command the confidence of others internally & externally

  • Hard working, flexible, adaptable and proactive

    Organised, efficient and trusted to deliver to deadlines

  • Independent, clear and creative thinking, takes initiatives, goes beyond the expected, spots opportunities & innovates

  • Continually seeks to broaden knowledge and contact base through networking; shares expertise​


  • Writes in a clear and organised style; demonstrates a high professional standard for client documents, client emails and internal materials, including strong attention to detail; Can confidently execute first drafts of key materials: client advice notes, briefing notes, Q&A, comms plans and strategies, key messages, media summaries

  • Has a good understanding of equity investment case building blocks financial accounting, the analyst/IR landscape and corporate finance.

  • Has strong knowledge of excel, powerpoint and relevant data bases including Factset, BBG, Alphasense etc

  • Can lead qualitative and quantitative benchmarking exercises

  • Can lead and draw conclusions from equity investment case-related research to help identify areas of potential EA value-ad

To apply for this job please email Paul Sullivan with the subject line 'Associate - Equity Advisory' along with your CV and a cover letter.