This role requires a combination of strong analytical skills, a strategic mindset, a keen interest as well as demonstrated meticulousness.
Analytical requirements include valuation and financial modelling having these skill sets specific to the Financial Institutions Group (FIG) sector would be a plus.
Success in the role will depend on ability to deliver well-thought out advice and recommendations to management on opportunities, including strategic rationale, valuation, and risks .
Essential Functions :
Drive qualitative and quantitative analyses, demonstrate sound judgment in developing financial models and ability to assess the reasonableness of the drivers and trends by performing extensive search on industry benchmarks and market information
Drive robust analyses and research on market trends including market sizing, firm positioning, financial and operational benchmarking, and broad sector
Perform competitive intelligence to understand businesses’ positioning and opportunities in the market, then presenting such findings to management
Understand various valuation techniques such as DCF, comps (trading and transaction), WACC, etc., including identification of appropriate comparable companies or transactions
Analytical / Decision-Making Skills Required :
Ability to synthesise and analyse financial and business information coherently and succinctly. Ability to bring together a variety of perspectives and sources both public and private to deliver impactful analyses that supports high-level strategic decisioning
Good command of valuation techniques and able to put together a valuation model
Proficiency and an intuitive understanding of multiple business drivers, key value creation levers, and other quantitative metrics that support a full financial model
Ability to process and critically evaluate business models from both strategic investor’s perspectives
Ability to take ownership for delivering projects with a high degree of autonomy
Collaboration skills and ability to work well both as part of a team and independently
Excellent time management skills and demonstrated record of working on a number of projects simultaneously
High proficiency in terms of written and verbal communication skills; ability to understand and explain complex concepts in clear and succinct manner
Enthusiasm and ability to respond with a sense of urgency
The ideal candidate should have / be :
At least 5 years’ of experience in bulge-bracket investment banking and / or Big 4 valuation / modelling team which demonstrates significant deal experience and a keen understanding of financial markets, preferably in the FIG sector
Advanced skills in Excel, VBA and ability to create macros would be a plus. Skills in Word and PowerPoint should be a given
May require occasional travel
Proficiency in English, both written and verbal. Proficiency in Mandarin and / or other Southeast Asian languages would be a plus