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Updated 2020-07-28
Activated 2020-07-28

Equity Research Associate

  • ★ Entry Level
Company Name

MFS Investment Management K.K.

Job Type
MFS Investment Management K.K.
Finance/Accounting - Analysis & Planning
Finance/Bank/Securities - Research (Business/Market/Trust)
Finance/Bank/Securities - Asset Management/Trust Banking
Industry Finance - Other
Location Asia Japan Tokyo Chiyoda

Job Description BASIC PURPOSE:

At MFS the Equity Research Associate Program is designed to allow associates to become fully immersed in the investment management world of stock picking. The Equity Research Associates work with the fundamental equity research team and gather information on companies to augment the coverage of the analysts. The Equity Research Associate Program is designed to be a 2 - 4 year program, where incumbents generally will pursue graduate school or another opportunity inside or outside of MFS at the end of their term.


Gathers information about companies by interviewing suppliers, customers, government agencies, sell side analysts, etc. Assists in developing interview questions and gathers data via telephone or in person (hosts visitors or travels to location).
Gathers and synthesizes information from multiple sources to assess a company’s growth prospects, competitive position, management, etc. Presents finding to research analyst.
Collects financial data from databases and interview process to be utilized in financial modeling.
Acts as conduit for cross-industry research between the various members of the sector team.
Assumes additional projects and responsibilities as required.

Please make sure to attach your English resume and cover letter when you apply for this position.
In case you only submit your Japanese resume, unfortunately, we will not be able to proceed with your application.
Company Info About MFS:
In 1924 MFS Investment Management established the first mutual fund in the United States. Today, MFS offers a wide range of products and services to investors, including more than 70 mutual funds, fixed and variable annuities, separately managed accounts, and retirement plans to retail customers, institutional investors, and insurance offerings.

At MFS we hire talented individuals and allow them to work in an environment that fosters teamwork. We strive to make MFS a company where our employees can grow and succeed. While MFS provides a supportive work environment, we maintain high standards of accountability to ensure that employees meet our standards of excellence. We value intelligence and hard work. We value the perspective you bring. We will reward you for your good ideas, your work ethic, and your experience. We believe that our unique culture directly benefits our business.

【Measures against passive smoking】
No smoking indoors allowed
Working Hours 9:00 to 17:00 (Flex system available)
Demonstrated passion for investing and the stock market.
Exceptional analytical skills, ability to gather and concisely compile large amounts of information.
Strong communication skills both written and verbal
Ability to work independently on complex projects.
Bachelor’s degree.
At least two or three years of working experience in the investment industry
Able to travel for business
Fluent in Japanese
*Please make sure to attach your English resume and cover letter when you apply for this position. In case you only submit your Japanese resume, unfortunately, we will not be able to proceed with your application.
English Level Fluent (TOEIC 865-)
Japanese Level Fluent(JLPT Level 1 or N1)
Salary JPY - Japanese Yen JPY 7000K - JPY 10000K   
Other Salary
The salary will be decided according to your experience.
Social Insurance
Commuting/Transportation Allowance
Holidays Two days off per week (Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays)
Paid holidays
Volunteer leave
Childcare/nursing care leave
Sick leave
Job Contract
Full-time employees
Nearest Station Toranomon Station, Kasumigaseki Station


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