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APAC HKG Citi Research China Utilities Associate

Intermediate (3-6 years)


Technical Skills

  • Accountancy
  • Annual Reports
  • Corporate Strategy
  • CRM
  • ECM
  • Equities
  • Equity Analysis
  • Financial Accounting
  • Financial Modeling
  • Financial Statements
  • Forecasting
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Powerpoint
  • Microsoft Word
  • Relationship Management
  • Sales
  • Valuation

Job Description

APAC HKG Citi Research China Utilities Associate

Location: APAC-HKG-Hong Kong-Hong Kong

Position Summary/Overall Purpose of the Job:

Citi is looking for a motivated person to join its highly respected Research team as an Utilities Analyst with an expectation to take lead coverage of a number of stocks over time. The role will encompass financial analysis and valuation, organizing meetings with company management, suppliers and competitors to develop investing insights and intelligence which will be marketed to Institutional clients and Sales & Trading.

  • The ideal candidate will have a minimum of Five years’ experience in the Utilities industry either in corporate strategy / development or sell-side research.  This will suit a driven and analytical individual who can scrutinize a company’s strategy and prospects and possesses the client relationship management skills to thrive in a market facing role.   

Key Accountabilities

  • Undertaking bottom up analysis of constituent companies to provide investment recommendations across a diverse range of industries
  • Developing and maintaining financial models used to forecast company earnings and company valuations.
  • Originate research ideas identifying commercial investing insights
  • Publishing written company and industry reports in a clear, succinct and timely manner
  • Liaising with and presenting to clients (internal and external) and stakeholders alike
  • Assisting internal sales and trading teams in the timely analysis of breaking news
  • Attending industry and company conferences


Key Competencies/Skills:

  • Strong financial & analytical skills to critically dissect earning reports and develop detailed financial models to produce rigorously supported valuations.
  • Ability to articulate investment insights and research in written products
  • Advanced Excel, Word and PowerPoint skills, with knowledge of macros a positive
  • Ability to demonstrate original thought and sound judgment
  • Strong sales skills
  • High attention to detail
  • Solid financial accounting and analytical skills to review annual reports and financial statements
  • Ability to make sound decisions based on earnings forecasts and industry trends

Personal Attributes/Interpersonal Skills

  • Highly motivated (“self-starter”)
  • Strong oral and written communication and presentation skills
  • Inquisitive and discerning, able to identify and market commercially viable industry insights.
  • Strong work ethic
  • Willingness to work under time constraints
  • Ability to work both individually and as a team
  • Ability to demonstrate original thought and sound judgment
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritise
  • Ability to present and discuss views

Qualifications/Experience Required:

  • Tertiary qualification in finance / accounting
  • Likely to possess post-graduate qualifications e.g. CFA, MBA, CPA / CA
  • Minimum five years’ experience in sell-side equity research or other relevant financial industry experience

Key Business Relationship:

  • Research Colleagues (domestic and offshore)
  • Institutional Sales & Trading
  • Investment Banking and ECM on an ‘as-needed’ basis
  • Institutional Investor Clients
  • Listed corporates within coverage universe
  • Unlisted, private companies
  • Industry and government/political bodies

Compliance Responsibilities:

  • Comply with the ethical standards contained in the Code of Conduct
  • Adhere to firm policies and procedures, regulatory and legislative requirements

Employment TypeFull-time
Career LevelIntermediate (3-6 years)
Education LevelMaster
QualificationCertified Public Accountant (HKICPA), CFA Level III / CFA Charterholder
CitibankFinancial Services, Retail and Commercial Banking

50/F, Champion Tower 3 Garden Road Central, Hong Kong

directions_walk12 mins walk from Admiralty Station