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Research Associate

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New York - United States
S: Competitive


Responsible for researching and compiling studies of industry groups and analysis in the Healthcare and Education sectors which includes private sector post-secondary education, drug-store retailers, health insurance, personal care, and medical testing – in Brazil, Mexico, Chile, and Colombia. It has synergy's with our existing European Pharma and GEM hospitals research coverage, and it supports our broader LatAm Small Caps franchise, encompassing Transport, Capital Goods, and Agribusiness sectors.

Principal Accountabilities

Develops sources of research information on assigned industries and/or companies in the specific industry /coverage area.
Prepares regular written research reports summarizing findings of analysis including estimates of expected current year-end business results.
Communicates recommendations on the purchase, sale or holding of securities to institutional clients [either] in cooperation with sales force [or directly with clients].
Responds to requests from sales force [and clients] for analysis/advice within assigned area.
Makes presentations to clients, industry groups and internal departments. Develops and distributes written materials and reports.
Ensures compliance monitoring is in place, including processes for management of operational risk, in accordance with HSBC and regulatory standards.
Provides management direction to foster effective selection, development and reward of subordinates while contributing to initiatives in support of the Company's Diversity programs.

Decision-Making Authority

Uses initiative and independent judgment to analyze, problem solve and proactively respond to internal staff and external client issues. Expected to make the necessary decisions to carry out own job responsibilities and meet primary goals and objectives. Evaluates and escalates complex issues and/or problems to manage.

Management of Risk

Each employee must be aware of the Operational Risk scenario associated with the role and acts in a manner that takes account of operational risk considerations.
Each employee must ensure compliance, operational risk controls in accordance with HSBC or regulatory standards and policies; and optimize relations with regulators by addressing any issues.
Each employee must promote an environment that supports diversity and reflects the HSBC brand.

Observation of Internal Controls

Each employee must maintain HSBC internal control standards, including timely implementation of internal and external audit points together with any issues raised by external regulators. Any failures to comply with the above should be reflected in year-end performance assessments.
Each employee must understand, follow and demonstrate compliance with all relevant internal and external rules, regulations and procedures that apply to the conduct of the business in which the jobholder is involved, specifically Internal Controls and any Compliance policy including, inter alia, the Group Compliance policy.


7+ years' Research analysis experience; minimum of 5 years' experience with financial modeling and/or forecasting.
Significant experience covering the LatAm Healthcare and Education sectors.
BA/BS degree in Finance, Economics or related field of research
NASD Series 7 and Series 63, 86 and 87 registered
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Prior experience covering or working in the LatAm sector
Previous experience managing at least 1 Associate

Job summary




New York, United States


Bachelor's Degree


Finance Economist



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2nd March 2017

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1st April 2017

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