Research Analyst

Loomis Sayles Boston, MA
Loomis Sayles is currently looking for three motivated individuals to join the newly formed Global Emerging Markets long/only and Global Emerging Markets long/short funds as an equity analyst. The GEM Equity strategies invest in high quality companies in Emerging Markets with at least a three year view where we have unique insights that lead us to have earnings estimates materially higher than market or consensus expectations. We invest in public companies like private equity investors and perform deep, bottom-up, fundamental diligence on the company and the industry. We invest as long term owners of companies, not traders of stocks. Our long portfolio is a high conviction, concentrated, low turnover portfolio.On the short side, we short low quality companies in Emerging Markets with a shorter term view, 3-12 months, where we have unique insights that cause our near-term earnings estimates to be significantly lower than market or consensus estimates.The EM equities analyst will perform in-depth, rigorous, fundamental and structural research & analysis on companies and industries in Emerging Markets.Professional Attributes• Flexible on seniority level / years of experience• Very deep, fundamental, bottom up, analytical, equities investor• Emerging Markets experience• Public Equities experience• Private Equity experience• Expertise in 2-3 sectors• Knowledge of EM macro• A team player who takes ownership of the fund, not just his/her own stocks. Knowledgeable about, and able to discuss and debate all positions in the portfolio.• Enjoys and encourages respectful, professional debate on his/her stocks with an attitude of “let’s get to the best answer, not my answer”.• Superior verbal and written communication skills• Strong financial modeling & analytical skills

Qualifications

Personal Attributes• A true passion for, and solid understanding of investing • Long-term investor on long ideas and comfortable shorting stocks with a short-term time horizon• Thinks like a long-term owner of the companies he/she invests in for the long portfolio. Not a momentum investor. Not a trader.• Comfortable with risk taking and owning risk, not just recommending risk. Must be an investor, not a consultant.• A powerful work ethic with a strong desire to build something big and to generate great returns• Extremely curious and eager to learn • Competitive zeal. Driven to beat benchmarks and peers• Unimpeachable integrity• Intellectually honest and comfortable owning mistakes and recommending course of action• Entrepreneurial spirit who is self-driven and thinks and acts like an owner of the fund • Independent, critical thinker. Not a follower.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

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