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Sr. Securities Analyst - Columbus Circle Investors

Company: Principal Financial Group
Location: Stamford
Posted on: May 6, 2021

Job Description:

Responsibilities Who we are: Columbus Circle Investors (CCI) is a wholly owned and independently run affiliate of Principal Global Investors, LLC ("Principal Global Investors" or "PGI"), a $437 Billion (as of 3/31/2020) asset management division and member of the publicly traded Principal Financial Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: PFG) headquartered in Des Moines, Iowa. CCI specializes in the management of discretionary separate accounts for a variety of organizations including Corporate and Public Defined Benefit and Defined Contribution Pension Plans, Taft-Hartley, Endowments and Foundations and other institutions. What you'll do: CCI Portfolio Managers for stocks with positive FUNDAMENTAL momentum and positive FUNDAMENTAL surprise. And as a Sr. Securities Analyst, you'll contribute to the success of the investment team by identifying companies growing faster and stronger and who could exceed investor expectations. With that analysis and by conducting fundamental, bottom-up research (no value or GARP bias), you'll assist Portfolio Managers with management of the portfolios - providing buy, sell and hold investment recommendations and assisting with related client service and marketing aspects. In addition, you're responsible for:

  • Making long-term investment recommendations for multiple portfolios
  • Monitoring existing investments within their assigned sector coverage
  • Covering many names in the portfolio at one time (upwards of 25 to 30 at times) and make decisive conclusions quickly
  • Appreciation and understanding of technical analysis and the relevancy of it in stock picking Qualifications Success in this position requires the ability to make effective, well-informed decisions and recommendations in a highly time-sensitive environment, often with incomplete and/or contradictory information. In addition, candidates will need:
    • Bachelor's degree with finance emphasis OR Chartered Financial Analyst designation required, both are preferred.
    • 4 plus years investment experience or relevant business experience.
    • Knowledge of equity analysis across multiple sectors.
    • Be a self-starter, comfortable taking educated risks and demonstrate understanding of economies and investment theories.
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills. Preferred Skills:
      • Bio Tech, health care or technology focus of US securities.
      • Small and Mid-Cap experience. This position may be subject to SEC restrictions on personal political contributions. Additional Information Work Authorization/Sponsorship At this time, we're not considering candidates that need any type of immigration sponsorship now or in the future or those needing work authorization for this role. (This includes, but is not limited to students on F1-OPT, F1-CPT, J-1, etc.) Investment Code of Ethics For Principal Global Investors positions, you'll need to follow an Investment Code of Ethics related to personal and business conduct as well as personal trading activities for you and members of your household. These same requirements may also apply to other positions across the organization. Experience Principal While our expertise spans the globe, we're bound by one common purpose: to foster a world where financial security is accessible to all. And our success depends on the unique experiences, backgrounds, and talents of our employees - individually and all of us together. Explore our core values, benefits and why we're an exceptional place to grow your career. Principal is an Equal Opportunity Employer All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.

Keywords: Principal Financial Group, Stamford , Sr. Securities Analyst - Columbus Circle Investors, Professions , Stamford, Connecticut

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