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Investment Analyst

Job Summary

5i Research is offering a unique full-time position to a knowledgeable and motivated candidate. This role will have work from home flexibility but preference will be given to candidates living in the Kitchener/Waterloo region.

Responsibilities and Duties

Investment research (45%):

  • Performing fundamental analysis on small and mid-capitalization Canadian equities
  • Monitoring companies and updating reports when material events occur
  • Providing research support on various themes, trends and opportunities as they arise
  • Performing research to help with answering investor queries

ETF and mutual fund analysis (25%):

  • Creating written content related to funds on a monthly basis
  • Generating ideas for new topics to cover and analyses to perform
  • Performing the analysis required to support content and articles related to ETFs
  • Largely being responsible for creation of monthly issues and compilation of the ETF Update (

Review of client portfolios (25%)

  • Analysis of investment portfolios by utilizing Microsoft Excel
  • Organizing data into a simplified, presentable format so it can be compiled into a formal report

Aiding in model portfolio performance tracking (5%):

  • Utilizing Excel to track returns of the model portfolios
  • Vetting and reviewing accuracy of data

Qualifications and Skills

The successful candidate must have (we will not consider applicants without these qualifications):

  • Minimum one-year of work experience in a financial analysis capacity
  • Undergrad degree in a business or commerce program
  • Proven interest in the capital markets
  • Exceptional written communication skills, proven through submission of a writing sample *
  • Currently pursuing the CFA designation
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel skills and an ability to adapt, learn and use various programs

The successful candidate will also possess the following attributes:

  • Desire to learn in a small but growing company
  • Willing and able to put the team and company interests before personal interests (We vs. Me)
  • Flexibility and motivation to seek out, suggest and pursue new projects and roles, and to grow with the company
  • Able to work independently and with little supervision
  • Creative thinker seeking a role where they can have flexibility in both the role itself and in lifestyle
  • Passionate about investing
  • Desire to help, educate, and improve investors of all shapes and sizes and improve financial literacy across Canada

Job location: Waterloo, Ontario

About 5i Research Inc.:

5i Research is an independent, conflict-free investment research provider. We cater investment research to the retail investor and provide additional services such as Questions and Answers, Model Portfolios and Portfolio Reviews. You can learn more here:

Please submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample and any other materials you feel would be applicable to the application.

* Strong preference will be given to candidates who submit a writing sample that was not written as part of a school project.

Job Type: Full-time

Required education:

  • Bachelor’s

Required experience:

  • Financial Analysis: 1 year
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