Research Associate, Asian Property Research Associate, Asian Property …

Wellington Management Company, LLP
in Hong Kong
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 18 Oct 21
Competitive
Wellington Management Company, LLP
in Hong Kong
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 18 Oct 21
Competitive
Research Associate, Asian Property
WELLINGTON MANAGEMENT

Wellington Management offers comprehensive investment management capabilities that span nearly all segments of the global capital markets. Our investment solutions, tailored to the unique return and risk objectives of institutional clients in more than 60 countries, draw on a robust body of proprietary research and a collaborative culture that encourages independent thought and healthy debate. As a private partnership, we believe our ownership structure fosters a long-term view that aligns our perspectives with those of our clients.

We are transitioning to a hybrid work environment where both remote work and the office play a critical role. Our vision is a future where all employees are empowered to work flexibly to drive the best outcomes for our clients. Flexible work is a mindset and a core value. Our employees are encouraged to work remotely two days a week as a standard practice and will have flexibility in terms of working hours.

POSITION

We are seeking to recruit a Research Associate (RA), who will be based in the APAC region (preference for Hong Kong) as part of our Real Estate team within our Investment Research Group. The RA will focus on researching real estate companies in the APAC region and this research is expected to lead to differentiated insights derived from asking innovative questions, anticipating trends, identifying risks and potential disruptions in this rapidly changing industry. The ideal candidate is expected be able to communicate and implement those ideas with a highly analytical and detailed approach. The individual will work closely with the senior real estate Global Industry Research Analyst in the APC region as well as portfolio managers and other Global Industry Analysts on the global real estate team. At Wellington, we consider research to be a core aspect of the investment process and view this as a career position that can be highly challenging and rewarding by helping the firm generate alpha in this important sector

Responsibilities
Responsibilities for this position will include the following:
  • Performing continuous due diligence on Real Estate companies in the Asia Pacific region (China, India, Korea, Taiwan, Japan, Australia and Southeast Asia)
  • Staying abreast of important macro and government policy developments in these countries
  • Creating and maintaining detailed financial models to aid in analyzing existing and prospective investments
  • Attending company meetings, investment industry conferences, and conferences specific to area of coverage
  • Completing complex analytical projects under tight time constraints
  • Maintaining the integrity of industry and comparative valuation models
  • Contributing to written research
  • Making investment recommendations to global investment teams
Qualifications
We are looking for a self-directed, hard-working team player with a passion for the Real Estate sector and investing in APAC markets. This position is appropriate for an individual with strong analytical capabilities, good financial modeling skills, and an eagerness to apply their expertise in support of Wellington's Global Industry Research Team.

The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications:
  • An undergraduate degree with a strong academic record
  • At least 1 year of investment research experience, ideally within the Real Estate industry
  • Strong financial modeling skills
  • Sound judgment, strong work ethic and highest personal and professional integrity
  • Be disciplined with a strong bottom-up fundamental approach to research
  • Demonstrated analytical ability
  • Self-awareness and resilience to be comfortable when wrong
  • Ability building relationships and collaborating with experienced, cross-functional investment teams
  • Ability to work independently where needed and make decisions in the face of uncertainty
  • Ability to organize, manage, and prioritize time well
  • Strong attention to detail
  • A strong desire and appetite for continuous learning
  • CFA or progress towards completion of the CFA
  • Fluency in English required, fluency in Mandarin Chinese or Japanese required
SKILLS

JOB TITLE
Research Associate, Asian Property

LOCATION
Hong Kong

As an equal opportunity employer, Wellington Management ensures that all qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, creed, national origin, age, ancestry, disability (physical or mental), medical condition, citizenship, marital status, pregnancy, veteran or military status, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by applicable law . If you are a candidate with a disability, or are assisting a candidate with a disability, and require an accommodation to apply for one of our jobs, please email us at GMCANINQ@wellington.com .
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