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Equity Research Associate - Agriculture, Chemicals, Fertilizers

Toronto, ON
Full Time
4 days ago

Requisition ID: 116681

Join a purpose driven winning team, committed to results, in an inclusive and high-performing culture.
Equity Research Associate - Agriculture, Chemicals, Fertilizers
Why work for Scotiabank?

Scotiabank is among the largest banks in the world and the most international bank in Canada. We are powered by our 97,000 high-performing teammates who make a real difference across the globe as a leading provider of advice, products, digital experiences, and financial services. Together with our Digital Factories around the world, we are dedicated to helping our 25 million customers become better-off.
This is a place where you'll get to learn and develop your skills, while being recognized for your hard work. At Scotiabank, we're passionate about bringing our whole selves to work, allowing us to create inclusive work environments for everyone to enjoy. Say hello to a career at Scotiabank!

Global Banking and Markets

Global Banking & Markets provides a full range of investment banking, credit and risk management products and services relevant to the financing and strategic development needs of our clients. Our products include debt and equity financing, mergers & acquisitions, corporate banking, institutional equity sales, trading and research, fixed income products, derivatives, energy, foreign exchange and precious & metals.  We also cross-sell the full range of wholesale products and services offered by the Scotiabank Group.


Research Associates play an integral role in the Equity Research department by providing crucial assistance to our Equity Research Analysts.  Individuals in this role are learning and developing the techniques and skills necessary for investment analysis and research of securities. The Research Associate works closely with the Research Analyst to develop financial forecasts and provide recommendations on particular stocks.  Associates typically gain an in-depth understanding of the financial and operational issues within a sector, gaining valuable skills, knowledge, and relationships. The Associate position is suitable for a bright, hard-working individual who is passionate about learning, analyzing financial statements, and the capital markets. This position is based in Toronto.

Major Accountabilities:
  • Perform comprehensive financial statement analysis and create and maintain financial models
  • Conduct in-depth industry analysis and research using industry and financial sources
  • Collect, consolidate and interpret company and industry data
  • Assist in writing research publications and morning comments
  • Follow overall market news and evaluate market data to assess short and long-term trends
  • Generate tables and graphs
  • Prepare marketing presentations for the analyst's meetings with internal and external clients
  • Communicate and handle enquiries from institutional investors on the analyst's behalf
  • Develop and maintain connections with investor relations and management of companies under coverage group
  • Liaise with sales, trading and other areas of the firm within regulatory guidelines and under the analyst's supervision
  • Evening and weekend work is required.
Qualifications & Skills:
  • A university degree in business or a relevant discipline
  • A CPA designation, MBA, Masters of Finance degree, or enrolment in/completion of the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) program is preferred
  • 1-4 years of work experience in investment banking, M&A, private equity, c apital markets, or equity research is preferred
  • Experience in commodities, especially chemicals, would be an asset
  • Strong accounting, financial modeling, graphing, and analytical skills required
  • Experience using Bloomberg and FactSet required
  • Excellent command of Microsoft Suite, with a particular emphasis on advanced Excel skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills are essential to succeeding in this role
  • Ability to perform under pressure and meet tight deadlines, sometimes for extended periods of time
  • Ability to multi-task and manage several on-going projects at the same time
  • Self-motivated, hardworking, inquisitive, enthusiastic and detail-oriented
Location(s):  Canada : Ontario : Toronto 

Scotiabank is a leading bank in the Americas. Guided by our purpose: "for every future", we help our customers, their families and their communities achieve success through a broad range of advice, products and services, including personal and commercial banking, wealth management and private banking, corporate and investment banking, and capital markets.  

At Scotiabank, we value the unique skills and experiences each individual brings to the Bank, and are committed to creating and maintaining an inclusive and accessible environment for everyone. If you require accommodation (including, but not limited to, an accessible interview site, alternate format documents, ASL Interpreter, or Assistive Technology) during the recruitment and selection process, please let our Recruitment team know. If you require technical assistance, please click here . Candidates must apply directly online to be considered for this role. We thank all applicants for their interest in a career at Scotiabank; however, only those candidates who are selected for an interview will be contacted.

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