The Product team acts as the conduit between both Research and Institutional Equity divisions. This is done by managing the Research pipeline and supplying the Equity floor with easily digestible Research related content and ideas for all to pass on to their clients.
Successful candidates will:
Become deeply involved with the Research publication process from a reports inception to final publication and then distribution.
Respond to client requests which mostly consist of stock screenings/ report summaries. Must also try and proactively provide screenings upon forecasting potential needs.
Manage own products such as the "Japan Best Ideas" (Selection of OW names where analysts see near term catalysts and favorable risk-rewards) list and "Call Categories" (Stock picks categorized by investment theme).
Communicate with global offices not just to be aware of the research pipeline, but also produce joint products such as "Global Theme Trades".
Candidates will also manage the Equity Morning Meeting. This involves determining which key reports to highlight to the Equity floor and scheduling analysts to speak.
Fluent in both English (native level) and Japanese (business level)
Strong interpersonal and communication skills - both written and spoken
Basic Excel operation
Strong background in finance or economics
Service oriented mindset - Must be able to handle multiple client & internal requests regarding research reports, screenings, overseas content etc.
Strong desire to learn about the Japanese equity market - Must be aware of what research is being published as well as market trends in order to effectively market/distribute/flag reports.