Research Associate

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Date: Jul 11, 2019

Location: Los Angeles, CA, US, 90071

Company: Capital Group

Req ID:  30017
Experience Level: Professional 
Other Location(s): N/A   

Come grow with us

At Capital Group, how we work is defined by shared values that include absolute integrity, respect and collaboration. But it’s more than that. It’s smart and highly driven people united in purpose to serve our investors and one another.

Bring your energy and unique perspective to Capital and you’ll have the opportunity to grow with us professionally, personally, and financially. You’ll be part of a team that genuinely cares about helping you succeed. You’ll work alongside talented colleagues, many of whom build long careers while progressing through multiple roles, establishing lifelong friendships and making a difference in our communities. In return for your contributions, you’ll receive premier compensation and benefits, and a company-funded retirement plan that ranks among the most generous.


We are looking for entrepreneurial talent and creativity to help support the quality and uniqueness of our research. As part of a global team of Research Associates, you’ll work closely with our investment professionals to help evaluate investment opportunities. You’ll assemble and review data, conduct analyses, and research industry groups and individual securities. You’ll partner with analysts and portfolio managers contributing to Capital’s research process.


What you’ll do:

  • Research companies and themes across several industries and geographies.
  • Analyze and interpret data, decomposing a business model into its unit economics and make reasonable forecasts.
  • Interpret financial results, build and maintain financial models, and derive valuation using various methods.
  • Make effective use of market data applications (e.g., FactSet, CapIQ, Bloomberg) to find solutions for managing data.
  • Work on special research projects to help support Capital’s investment professionals.


What we’re looking for:

  • Genuine interest in the financial markets and knowledge of the investment industry.
  • Working knowledge of financial statement analysis, forecasting and valuation.
  • Able to draw conclusions and distill information into clear points.
  • Effectively communicate with persuasive investment writing skills
  • Adapt to a diverse group of individuals, work styles, and expectations.
  • Bachelor’s degree and minimum 2 years of relevant work experience.



Company Overview:
Founded in 1931, Capital Group is one of the world’s largest and most trusted investment management companies and home to the American Funds. We manage more than US$1.7 trillion in assets, and our 7,500 associates make our clients their first priority every day. When we do our job right, millions of investors around the world fulfill their dreams and financial goals, from home ownership and higher education, to a comfortable retirement. Our long-term investment results and outstanding service set us apart from our competitors, while our workplace sets us apart from other employers. 
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. 

Nearest Major Market: Los Angeles

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