Information Technology and Media & Entertainment Analyst

At Vontobel, we are committed to actively shaping our future. We create and pursue investment opportunities that get our clients ahead. As a global financial service provider with Swiss roots, we specialize in wealth management, active asset management and investment solutions that fit.

Within our mtx Equity department of the AM Thematic Boutique we are looking for a senior, fundamentally focused Global Information Technology and Media & Entertainment Analyst to cover IT and Media & Entertainment companies (as part of the newly created Communication Services sector) with a main focus on Emerging Markets

As an active, pure bottom-up equity manager, we invest in attractively valued companies globally that are leading both in terms of their profitability (ROIC) as well as their competitive position. We invest both in Global Emerging as well as Global Developed Markets with Emerging Markets being the main focus given the team’s track record and the numerous awards it won for its Emerging Market capabilities. The investment team is strongly process driven, thereby constructing and managing style-consistent portfolios that blend both value and quality styles. All our portfolios are ESG-compliant.

Your Challenge

  • Generating investment ideas in the global Information Technology and Media & Entertainment universe, in particular in Global Emerging Markets, driven by a strict, value-driven, fundamental bottom-up investment process focused on free cash flow, not earnings
  • Working closely with PMs and other senior buy-side analysts to develop investment ideas
  • Presenting high conviction and timely investment recommendations in the Information Technology and Media & Entertainment universe to the PMs
  • Performing fundamental analysis which includes the understanding of the key drivers companies, sector dynamics and supply/demand situations and trends in close collaboration with the sell side
  • Building financial models, generating proprietary forecasts and valuing companies under different scenarios and assumptions with a strong focus on understanding downside risks

 

Your Qualification

  • The candidate must currently cover Information Technology and Media & Entertainment companies, and is highly familiar with Global Emerging Market Information Technology and Media & Entertainment companies.
  • The analyst must be willing to follow a strict investment process which is built on ROIC whereby it is critical that the analyst understands the impact of a company’s capital allocation decision on its incremental return on invested capital
  • The analyst must demonstrate superior company knowledge and a good understanding of the business models of Information Technology and Media & Entertainment companies as well as the capital allocation opportunities the companies enjoy in various end-markets, allowing her/him to step outside of the consensus comfort-zone and to generate out-of-consensus forecasts and recommendations
  • The candidate is a stock picker and must feel comfortable to make few, high-conviction recommendations that have big impact on the performance of highly concentrated portfolios
  • The candidate must have strong modeling and valuation skills and take a value-driven, cashflow-focused, bottom-up fundamental approach to investing
  • The analyst must demonstrate a good understanding of key ESG issues and risks and incorporate ESG factors in his/her analytical work based on the team’s ESG frameworks
  • The candidate must be able to maintain coverage and follow the development of existing investments while working timely on new investment ideas

The ideal candidate will have the following characteristics

  • A minimum of 5 years of relevant fundamental research analysis with a top institution on the buy-side or sell-side
  • High degree of intellectual curiosity, versatility and self-motivation
  • Willingness to travel
  • Committed and disciplined with strong working ethics
  • Ability to work independently and under pressure to meet deadlines
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Understand the needs of portfolio managers and the different roles portfolio managers and research analysts perform in an investment team, career analysts are preferred
  • Good team player
  • Strong academic background
  • CFAs and preferred

 

Location

Zürich / Gotthardstrasse 44

 

Contact

Heike Rothenbusch
+41 58 283 53 34
Corporate Human Resources