Equity Research, Investment Banking, Quantitative Research
4 Year Degree
We are looking to hire a full-time Associate in Equity Research in Austin, for our E&P (oil & gas) equity research team. We are looking for individuals who are highly self-motivated and diligent, with a strong foundation in accounting and finance, and interest/experience in energy markets – KeyBanc’s equity research team is a very well-established leader in small to mid-cap research and has a strong reputation for training associates and promoting from within, to senior roles. The associate team receives early grounds-up training on forecasting complex E&P models and gets an opportunity to interact with E&P senior managements and key industry players.
We look for the following skill-sets in our ideal candidates:
•Strong Organizational Capabilities: the role of a research associate requires the ability to filter/organize information efficiently and thoughtfully. We are looking for an individual who enjoys continuously improving information gathering and compilation techniques, as well as analyzing underlying data. The role is well suited for individuals who perform well under tight deadlines and pressure. Given the need to respond to financial markets at open in New York, as well as the around-the-clock nature of commodity markets, we are particularly looking for candidates who are comfortable with an early start to the work day.
•Experience in Equity Markets/Investment Banking Preferred: ideally, we are looking for 1-3 years of experience in the equity research, investment banking and/or the energy industry; candidates with more experience are welcome to apply
•Attention to Detail: work entails ability to process large amounts of data from SEC documents, energy databases, and company reports in an organized and timely fashion and with minimal errors
•Familiarity with SEC Filings: a basic but solid understanding of 10Qs/10Ks is required, alongside an ability to discern basic accounting/financial ratios
•Strong Accounting Background: at least some formal accounting academic training (BBA or accounting courses in school) is required, and preferably, 1-3 years of direct/indirect accounting experience as well •Forecasting/Software Skills: experience using excel to build and maintain financial models; a working knowledge of all MS Office applications is required
•Ability to Communicate Effectively: strong written communication skills are required, as well as confidence around verbal articulation of a thesis
The E&P associate’s primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
•Creating and maintaining earnings models, oil & gas databases, to value companies under coverage
•Assisting in the writing and publication of research notes on covered companies, industry and subsector reports, as well as initiations of coverage
•Interacting with institutional investors, handling inbound requests and speaking to investors about models and stock coverage universe
•Maintaining a working knowledge of the industry by keeping abreast of industry and company-specific news, including trends and data surrounding factors that may impact the domestic E&P industry
•Interacting with investor relations and management of companies under coverage
•Interacting with internal sales and trading
We provide hands-on training under the supervision of our senior analysts, as well through our broader associate development program, which include mentoring, CFA certification financing and new technology/data-oriented training initiatives. Training is also provided through exposure/interactions with senior managements, as well as learning through trade shows/oil & gas conferences and events.
About KeyBanc Capital Markets
About KeyBanc Capital Markets
KeyBanc Capital Markets is a leading corporate and investment bank providing capital markets and advisory solutions to dynamic companies capitalizing on opportunities in changing industries. Our deep industry expertise, broad capabilities and unique ideas are seamlessly delivered to companies across the Consumer & Retail, Diversified Industries, Healthcare, Industrial, Oil & Gas, Real Estate, Utilities, Power & Renewables, and Technology verticals. With over 800 professionals across a national platform, KeyBanc Capital Markets has more than $30 billion of capital committed to clients and an award-winning Equity Research team that provides coverage on over 700 publicly-traded companies. KeyBanc Capital Markets is a trade name under which corporate and investment banking products and services of KeyCorp and its subsidiaries, KeyBanc Capital Markets Inc., Member NYSE/FINRA/SIPC ("KBCMI"), and KeyBank National Association ("KeyBank N.A."), are marketed. Securities products and services are offered by KeyBanc Capital Markets Inc. and its licensed securities representatives, who may also be employees of KeyBank N.A. Banking products and services are offer...ed by KeyBank N.A.
KeyCorp's roots trace back 190 years to Albany, New York. Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, Key is one of the nation's largest bank-based financial services companies, with assets of approximately $135.8 billion at June 30, 2017. Key provides deposit, lending, cash management, insurance, and investment services to individuals and businesses in 15 states under the name KeyBank National Association through a network of more than 1,200 branches and more than 1,500 ATMs. Key also provides a broad range of sophisticated corporate and investment banking products, such as merger and acquisition advice, public and private debt and equity, syndications, and derivatives to middle market companies in selected industries throughout the United States under the KeyBanc Capital Markets trade name. For more information, visit https://www.key.com/. KeyBank is Member FDIC.