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 a Senior 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:
To analyse and understand complex situations and define clear approaches to resolve issues aligned with clients’ strategic objectives; reduce complexity and present issues comprehensibly
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
Understanding clients' perspective, business, issues and peers and bringing forward ideas for integrated solutions. Actively sharing insights and knowledge across client account teams and leveraging best practice from elsewhere
Establishing relationships within account teams and client teams via consistent verbal and written contributions.
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; generates ideas and develops content that advances the client’s wider business strategy; discusses strategic and tactical recommendations within client teams and communicates them with the client
Contributes to the development of FGS Global and embraces the one-firm culture; generates and implements ideas that advance the firm
Successful candidates will demonstrate
Two-to-four 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 and 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; demonstrates ability and judgement to adapt writing style based on client, situation and advice required
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-add
To apply for this job please email Paul Sullivan with the subject line 'Senior Associate - Equity Advisory' along with your CV and a cover letter.