UBS SA Equity Research Internship Opportunity 2021

Location: Johannesburg

Job Reference: #222427BR

Description: UBS South Africa (Pty) Ltd is looking for an Equity Research Intern for a 24 month fixed term contract based in Johannesburg.

The role involves supporting and assisting our team of highly rated analysts in gathering information, processing and analyzing industry and financial data, and framing investment recommendations for presentation to institutional investment clients.

 The tasks will be varied and the role will involve extensive engagement with internal stakeholders as well as with external clients and companies in under coverage.

Role details:

• Assist Senior Analysts in providing investment recommendations based on modeling, proprietary data, valuation and risk assessments. Specific sector to be focused on will be the Banks, insurance, Mining or Telecoms.

• Conduct financial statement analysis and build and maintain financial models to evaluate historical information and generate projections

• Analyze data to assess and describe current and long term trends at both an industry and company level.

• Remain current on industry developments and market trends to help frame investment strategies.

• Conduct valuation analysis within an industry, sector, or asset class.

• Communicate with internal and external clients, as appropriate, to convey investment recommendations and ideas.

• Actively monitor assigned coverage and respond to significant events on a timely basis.

• Maintain research coverage by performing quarterly and more formalized periodic reviews of assigned researched companies.

• Write research reports and notes on companies for distribution to the UBS sales forces and institutional investment clients.

• Keep up-to-date on market news, and UBS Economists and Strategists’ views.

• Review business/trade publications, annual reports, financial filings and other sources to gather/interpret data on companies in the sector.

Your expertise

• Bachelors qualification with excellent university results.

• Post Graduate qualification (preferred but not mandatory).

• Mathematics or FInance background (preferred but not mandatory).

• Maximum 3 years relevant experience (preferred but not mandatory).

• Strong Microsoft Excel/office skills.

• You have a track record of success in your academic life.

• You possess excellent interpersonal skills, are energetic and committed and have proven team working ability.

• An independent thinker with excellent verbal and written communication skills.

• Excellent attention to detail.

• Ability to work under pressure.

• Adaptive and have the ability to work well within a team.


UBS is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all recruitment activities are conducted in line with the local Employment Equity plan and strategy. We respect and seek to empower each individual and support the diverse cultures, perspectives, skills and experiences within our workforce.

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