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Equity Research Analyst


This is a Contract position in Toronto, ON posted November 4, 2020.

We’re building a relationship-oriented bank for the modern world. We need talented, passionate professionals who are dedicated to doing what’s right for our clients.

At CIBC, we embrace your strengths and your ambitions so you feel empowered at work. Our team members have what they need to make a meaningful impact and feel truly valued for who they are and what they contribute.

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Job Description

What you’ll be doing

CIBC Asset Management Inc. (CAM) is one of the largest asset managers in Canada, with a 40 year history of active management. With over $100 billion in assets under management, we are leaders in providing a broad range of high-quality global investment management solutions to retail and institutional clients.

The Equity Research Analyst role is a critical driver of CAM equity security selection.  The Equity Research Analyst is a member of the Portfolio Management & Research (PM&R) team, reporting to the Senior Analyst & Resource Team Director, and is responsible for the development and maintenance of investment research including financial models and investment theses for a select group of North American companies.  Through ongoing dialogue with our more senior Equity Research Analysts as well as Equity Portfolio Managers and Portfolio Analysts, the recommendations emanating from this research will drive investment decisions across a diverse group of portfolio strategies (Core, Value, Income-Oriented, Quality, and Growth)

How you’ll succeed

Development of actionable investment recommendations within the predetermined North American sectors. Underweight/Overweight recommendations and timely changes thereto for specified sector companies are to be clearly articulated and well-founded. Support senior analysts in company analysis which includes financial modeling, industry and ESG analysis as well as attendance in company management meetings and industry conferences.

Preparing and presenting highly regarded industry reviews which drive clear and actionable investment theses for the constituent companies and, possibly, other related sectors/companies. Seek avenues to develop a close working relationship with CAM team members to develop industry theses, thematic pieces, and to promote and utilize a common research framework. Work collaboratively with the Asset Allocation team, with respect to sector allocation analysis, and the credit analysts in the Fixed Income team with respect to company analysis.

Present and communicate both internally, to the team and professional staff and externally, as appropriate, with prospects and clients of the firm. Accountable to ensure that the client’s investment policies are not breached by investments that are out of the stated policy (consequences can range from loss of client funds or client business to reputational risk to CIBC

Who you are

  • You’re driven to succeed. You are highly driven, intellectually curious, and willing to work closely with like-minded individuals. Two or more years of relevant research and analysis experience and/or portfolio management, including the Energy sector
  • You’re a certified professional. Completion of CFA preferred or working toward CFA designation. Undergraduate, graduate and/or post-graduate degrees in management, finance, economics or a quantitative discipline
  • You demonstrate strong analytical and technical skills.  Demonstrate Quantitative skills relating to indicator and model development and familiarity with macro and micro economic data environments
  • You communicate effectively orally and in written form; ability to understand/ explain/resolve complex issues; strong problem-solving and reasoning skills
  • A strong sense of responsibility and reliability; thorough and results oriented
  • Excellent influencing skills sufficient for processes related to mandating stock selection, investment strategy, and compliance issues

What CIBC Offers

At CIBC, our people are our greatest asset. You’ll become part of a diverse community that acknowledges everyone’s unique talents, and empowers teams to do what’s right for the client, and to do it well. As part of our team, you will:

  • Thrive: Benefit from an open and approachable culture that provides the flexibility and support you need to integrate your life at work and at home
  • Connect: Work in a place where the right technology and infrastructure fosters innovation, collaboration and creativity
  • Develop: Grow your skills and career through our best-in-class onboarding experience, ongoing learning opportunities, individual development planning, and comprehensive product training
  • Prosper: Share in our collective success with a competitive salary, incentive pay, banking benefits, health benefits program, and employee share purchase plan

What You Need to Know

  • CIBC is committed to creating an inclusive environment where all team members and clients feel like they belong. We seek applicants with a wide range of abilities and we provide an accessible candidate experience. If you need accommodation during the application or interview process, please contact
  • You need to be legally eligible to work at the location(s) specified above and, where applicable, must have a valid work or study permit

Job Location

Toronto-161 Bay St., 22nd

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