Fundamental Research Group Associate

Date: Jul 24, 2022

Location: London, GB

Company: Capital Group

Req ID: 48843 

Location: London

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“I can be myself at work.”


You define yourself by more than just a job title, and we want you to feel comfortable bringing your true self to work. We value your talents, your traditions and your take on the world  ̶  everything that makes you unique. We’re working hard to advance diversity, equity and inclusion in our organization and our communities because we know that what makes us different makes us better.


We want you to feel a strong sense of belonging. We value and welcome your experiences, ideas and identity. Over 40 employee resource groups unite our people and help to develop our collective empathy through unfiltered conversations about race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, faith, disabilities, mental health and so much more.


“I can influence my income.”


You want to feel recognized at work. Your performance will be reviewed annually, and your compensation will be designed to motivate and reward the value that you provide. You’ll receive a competitive salary, bonuses and benefits. Your company-funded retirement contribution will be the equivalent of 15% of your annual pay (including bonuses).


“I can lead a full life.”


You bring unique goals and interests to your job and your life. Whether you’re raising a family, you’re passionate about where you volunteer, or you want to explore different career paths, we’ll give you the resources that can set you up for success.

  • Enjoy generous time-away and health benefits from day one, with the opportunity for flexible work options
  • Receive 2-for-1 matching gifts for your charitable contributions and the opportunity to secure annual grants for the organizations you love
  • Access on-demand professional development resources that allow you to hone existing skills and learn new ones


COVID-19 HIRING: Our recruiting and onboarding activities are virtual during the pandemic and we’ve transitioned to a work-from-home environment until further notice. We are offering generous work-from-home benefits to improve our associate’s ability to work remotely.


As a Fundamental Research Group (FRG) Associate, you will work closely and collaborate with Investment Professionals and peers to deliver valuable insights, research data, and analysis that will be used to help inform investment decisions. You will work on projects and tasks with growing complexity, seeking direction and guidance from senior leaders as appropriate.  You can self-direct and take interest in professional development, attending trainings and conferences, and identifying skills needed to strengthen your financial acumen, technical capabilities, and research fundamentals.


Primary Responsibilities/Essential Functions:

  • You will conduct research and analysis that is guided by stakeholders in the Investment Group (IG). This includes:
    • Creating and maintaining a variety of spreadsheets that are uniquely organized, sorted, and easily understood by the IG.
    • Collecting data through a variety of channels, including sell-side research firms, internal and external databases, trade publications, online sources, regulatory filings, etc. 
    • Reviewing and organizing data, synthesizing information, and conducting analysis, with direction from the IG.
    • Researching market trends and actively accumulating knowledge of financial markets.
    • Applying new knowledge to a growing cross section of research and analytical work.
    • Executing on industry-focused company analysis. 
  • You will prepare internal presentations and summaries of investment meetings.
  • You will attend Investment Group meetings and summarize key points for investment professionals.
  • You will work on special projects to support a broad range of business needs.
  • You will advance your capabilities and skills in financial acumen, accounting, technical capabilities, and tools.
  • You will learn and apply new capabilities in data sets, charts, dashboards, etc.
  • You will understand and adhere to Capital’s Code of Ethics, Compliance, and Disaggregation Policies.



  • You have a minimum of 3 years’ experience in equity research and/or investment banking.
  • You have a bachelor’s degree in finance, economics, STEM or a relevant field of study.
  • You have extensive experience maintaining and updating financial models and performing due diligence when necessary.
  • You demonstrate strong working knowledge in Microsoft Excel and market data services tools, including Bloomberg, FactSet, Cap IQ, etc.
  • You’re intellectually curious and demonstrate analytical skills in areas of high complexity surrounding financial markets and industry trends.
  • You work well on projects by asking relevant questions, using sound judgment to identify resources, and determining appropriate analytical framework.
  • You communicate confidently to shape and influence outcomes, are highly proficient at distilling information and producing high-quality investment communication.
  • You enjoy collaborating and developing relationships with those inside and outside the organization to enable effective completion of business objectives.


Target start date: Summer 2022.


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“I can learn more about Capital Group.” 


At Capital Group, the success of the people who invest with us depends on the people in whom we invest. That’s why we offer a culture, compensation and opportunities that empower our associates to build successful and prosperous careers. Through nine decades, our goal has been to improve people’s lives through successful investing. We know that our history is a testament to the strength of the people we hire. More than 7,800 associates in 30+ offices around the world help our clients and each other grow and thrive every day. Find us on LinkedIn, Glassdoor, FairyGodBoss, DiversityJobs and Instagram.


We are an equal opportunity employer, which means we comply with all federal, state and local laws that prohibit discrimination when making all decisions about employment. As equal opportunity employers, our policies prohibit unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, sex (including gender and gender identity), pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship status, AIDS/HIV status, political activities or affiliations, military or veteran status, status as a victim of domestic violence, assault or stalking or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. 

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