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IHS Markit Global Markets Intelligence Research Analyst in Cape Town, South Africa

Company & Team – “About Us”

Using a combination of advanced analytic technology and analyst expertise, we help you understand the ''why'' behind the purchase and sale of your stock on a real-time basis and identify activist activities sooner.

At IHS Markit, you’ll have the opportunity to build a career with endless possibilities. On the Cape Town GMI team, we strive to be known within the company as top performers with an emphasis on teamwork, personal and professional growth, and collaboration with teams across the globe.

Duties and Responsibilities – “Your Role”

As a Global Markets Intelligence (GMI) Analyst, you will have the opportunity to help drive the growth of a leading market surveillance services provider and make an immediate impact to the business and clients. You will receive formal group training and on-the-job experience during your first few months of employment.

You will learn institutional surveillance techniques under the supervision of experienced analysts and directors. You will develop an expert-level understanding about your clients’ institutional investors and your team’s market sector. You will gain valuable experience producing analytical work and presenting your conclusions to clients.

You will regularly touch all areas of the capital markets environment, from public issuers, buy-side investors, sell-side analysts, trading desks, and data providers. Opportunity for career advancement along with the growth of the practice.

You will:

  • Provide clients with actionable intelligence about their institutional investors and what is driving trading in equity markets

  • Develop and maintain advisory relationships with the investor relations and executive teams of publicly traded companies

  • Follow public equity markets and update clients about events affecting individual stocks, specific sectors, and broader indexes

  • Identify leading institutional buyers and sellers of clients’ stocks, and provide insight, colour and context around the movements

  • Analyze all relevant activity around your clients’ stock activity, including competitive peer news and performance, valuation metrics, sell-side coverage, short interest, derivatives activity, and technical analysis

  • Deliver regular reports and ad hoc updates about stock performance, noteworthy institutional movements, and aberrational trading

  • Provide clients with intelligence on institutional investors in conjunction with their investor relations outreach efforts

  • Connect with buy-side institutional portfolio managers and trading desks to gain insights on investment strategy and trading

  • Participate in the growth and improvement of the team’s service offering to clients

Job Requirements – “About You”

  • BCom or BSc Degree

  • 0-3 years of experience

  • “Dual threat” analysts with both strong quantitative and qualitative talent

  • Superior analytical reasoning, and effective oral and written communication skills

  • An ability to work independently and within a dynamic team

  • An ability to analyze data and absorbs new information in a high energy, fast-paced environment

  • Facility with Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint; experience with FactSet a plus

  • Demonstrated interest in equity markets and Wall Street, and an understanding of financial markets

  • Aptitude to learn internal proprietary applications

  • Detail-oriented; able to multi-task; strong organizational and time management skills

  • Comfortable with client-facing situations

  • Resourceful, assertive, and not afraid to ask questions

Job Benefits – “What we offer”

  • Cash incentive plan

  • Options to work from home

  • Flexible working hours to allow you to attend your family

  • Opportunity to work with world experts in the field

Inclusion and diversity are critical to the success of IHS Markit, and we actively encourage applications from people of all backgrounds. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other protected category. For more information on the many ways in which we enthusiastically support inclusion and diversity efforts for both candidates and employees, please access our Inclusion & Diversity Statement here.

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IHS Markit maintains a substance-free workplace; employees may be asked to submit to a drug test (where permitted by law). In addition, as a federal contractor in the United States, the company participates in the E-Verify Program to confirm eligibility to work.

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IHS Markit harnesses deep sources of information, analytics and expertise to forge solutions for the industries and markets that drive global economies. Our company partners with clients in business, finance and government to provide the unrivaled insights and perspectives that lead to well-informed, confident decisions. We call this The New Intelligence. IHS Markit serves more than 50,000 key customers in more than 140 countries, including 80 percent of the Fortune Global 500. We help decision makers apply higher-level thinking to daily tasks and strategic issues across a host of industries and disciplines including energy, finance, automotive, engineering, technology, maritime and trade, aerospace and defense, chemical, and economics and country risk.

Headquartered in London, IHS Markit (NYSE: INFO) is committed to sustainable, profitable growth.