Senior Associate Chemicals

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Senior Associate Chemicals-18077590

About Citi Research


Citi is a respected global leader in Investment Research and Analysis with more than 300 analysts who follow more than 3,500 companies in dozens of industry groups and with securities trading in over 50 countries. We publish thousands of research reports annually on subjects ranging from promising new biotechnology discoveries to the dynamics of paper pricing in the global marketplace. Citi’s equities business is one of the largest and most established, both regionally and globally. Our clients include the world’s leading institutional investors and high net worth individuals and we provide these clients with value-added, independent, insightful and actionable investment advice.


Role Outline/Job Summary


The Global Research Center (GRC) of Citi Research in Mumbai is a full research office working with Equities Research, Fixed Income Research, Economics Research, Commodities Research, Rates Research and Equity Strategy and Quant Research. It also handles various critical functions such as Research Distribution, Global Data Services, Modeling and Risk Management.


The associate will work closely with a top-rated team covering European Chemicals (both in London and Mumbai). The Associate’s main responsibility will be to support the team with coverage of existing companies.


Job Description

  • Position Title: Senior Associate 
  • Business Group: Citigroup Global Markets India Pvt. Ltd.  
  • Function/Group: Fundamental
  • Department: Citi Research 
  • Location: Mumbai

Role and Responsibilities:


Day-to-Day Responsibilities: 

  • The associate will be expected initially to help support the team's research by taking ownership of company and industry models, help maintain industry databases as well as contribute to drafting research reports. The team is widely known for its in-depth industry/thematic work and the associate would be expected to increase understanding of industry trends and contribute to the team's thematic as well as company-specific content.
  • Types of projects may include, but are not limited to:
    • 60%/40% specific company coverage support vs. thematic/cross-company research
    • Specific company coverage support on large/mid-cap Chemicals stock coverage. Primary task would be to keep company models updated for forecasts, news flow etc. Assist in background research on individual company product lines
    • Preparation of maintenance research products such as preview notes and results notes
    • Performing ad hoc client requests, often to deadlines
    • Publishing thematic research reports with extensive analysis of key emerging issues
    • Support the analysts in developing new products and new stock coverage
    • The sector is technical and has a significant commodity orientation
    • Maintaining databases to fully appreciate the market dynamics is important and these commodity trends are presented through monthly reports; we would expect the associate to help to sustain the models and contribute to these reports
    • We publish a daily news email that pulls together research from all global chemical analysts; news flow, valuation sheets.  We would expect the associate to prepare this
    • We need to publish in a competitive time-frame our views on scheduled releases, such as company results, as well as ad-hoc releases.  We would expect the associate to contribute towards this

Individual Contributor (IC)/Managerial IC


Percentage of Travel: Yes, 10% of the Time 


Relocation: Yes









  • Required
    • MBA from a premier academic institution or CA (preferably from Big Four Accounting Firms)


  • Required
    • 5+ years of relevant work-experience
    • Prior equity research experience is a must
  • Preferred
    • Experience in Chemicals or similar sector coverage is desired


  • Preferred
    • CFA Certification


  • Ability to understand company business models/industry structure from equity research perspective
  • Solid data management and analysis skills and a high degree of comfort with Excel; should be comfortable in maintaining and updating existing models and large complex databases. Ability to collect and analyze sector data based on secondary information
  • Strong valuation modeling skills (DCF and Relative Valuation); good understanding of key financial metrics; strong financial statement analysis skills, should be already involved in supporting coverage of stocks
  • Strong report writing skills (good at structuring the report and articulating the key findings); Ability to synthesize ideas in clear, logical, and precise written English; must be already involved in writing research reports
  • Strong interpersonal skills for dealing with companies and overseas colleagues
  • Ability to work under pressure, with minimal supervision, and in a team environment
  • The ideal candidate will be detail-oriented and will possess strong organizational skills.

Organizational Relationships


Reports to 

  • Direct: Utsav Verma


  • Career Progression: Analyst
  • Compensation
  • BonusEligible: Yes

20 December 2018
Location: India Marche Mumbai
Work type:
Full time
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