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Early Career Investor (China A-share)

Wellington Management Company, LLP
China, Shanghai
Posted about 22 hours ago Permanent Competitive
Early Career Investor (China A-share)
WELLINGTON MANAGEMENT

Wellington Management offers comprehensive investment management capabilities that span nearly all segments of the global capital markets. Our investment solutions, tailored to the unique return and risk objectives of institutional clients in more than 60 countries, draw on a robust body of proprietary research and a collaborative culture that encourages independent thought and healthy debate. As a private partnership, we believe our ownership structure fosters a long-term view that aligns our perspectives with those of our clients.

We are transitioning to a hybrid work environment where both remote work and the office play a critical role. Our vision is a future where all employees are empowered to work flexibly to drive the best outcomes for our clients. Flexible work is a mindset and a core value. Our employees are encouraged to work remotely two days a week as a standard practice and will have flexibility in terms of working hours.
The Company
Tracing our roots to 1928, Wellington Management is one of the world's largest independent investment management firms. With US$1.2 trillion in assets under management, as of 31 December 2020, we serve as a trusted adviser to institutional clients and mutual fund sponsors in over 55 countries. Our innovative investment solutions are built on the strength of proprietary, independent research and span nearly all segments of the global capital markets, including equity, fixed income, multi-asset, and alternative strategies. As a private partnership whose sole business is investment management, our long-term views and interests are aligned with those of our clients. We are committed to attracting a talented and diverse workforce, and to fostering an open, collaborative culture of inclusivity because we believe multiple perspectives lead to more informed investment and business decisions. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we welcome people with diverse life experiences, fresh ideas, and specialized subject-matter expertise.

The Position

We are seeking a qualified candidate to join our Early Career Investor (ECI) Program as a Research Associate to work with the China A shares team and will initially be based in the Shanghai office. The goal of the Program is to support the firm's mission of superior investment performance. Additionally, we aim to identify and develop exceptional Early Career Investors (ECIs) to build our pipeline of talented investors. Program participants will play a critical role in assisting experienced analysts and portfolio managers in conducting research and implementing their investment process.

ECIs are hired globally, domiciled out of our Boston, London, Singapore, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Tokyo offices. Rotational opportunities (both short and longer term in nature) may be available between our global office locations listed above, along with our Radnor, PA location. Interested candidates would ideally have geographic flexibility.

Examples of the nature of the work include:
  • Analyzing potential investment opportunities
  • Building and maintaining company financial spreadsheets
  • Modeling sophisticated financial instruments
  • Completing complex analytical projects
  • Researching macroeconomic themes
  • Interpreting company announcements
  • Attending company meetings & conferences
  • Developing & communicating investment ideas in spoken & written form
  • Creating visualizations and dashboard views using various data sets
  • Researching ESG factors and their impact on investments
The Program
This Early Career Investor Program is a multi-year rotational program for up to 5 years. After rotating, participants may be placed in a longer-term (>1 year) assignment with an investment team. Some program participants may spend up to 24 months in their first rotation and based on their experience and our needs, may be more closely aligned with one asset class. An ECI's career path during and after the five-year period is based upon individual skill, organizational needs, personal interest and future potential. Some ECIs pursue graduate studies upon completion of the Program.

The Program affords a unique opportunity for those individuals who are passionate about and are seeking to embark on a career in investment research and investing. This is a growth opportunity, with the ability to join a team as platform needs arise and when an ECI has demonstrated readiness. An ECI's career path during and after this period is based upon individual skill, fit and interests. The Program affords a unique opportunity for those individuals who are passionate about and are seeking to continue a career in investment research and investing.

Qualifications
The size of the Program is intentionally kept small to ensure participants receive personalized attention. There is a competitive and rigorous interview process for each applicant.

We are seeking candidates who display the following characteristics:
  • Strong academic credentials
  • Up to 3 years of investment related experience. (Candidates with more will not qualify)
  • Experience in the industrial or consumer A-share sectors would be additive
  • Demonstrated interest in and passion for investing and strong desire to analyze investment opportunities
  • Intellectually curious and mentally flexible, strong growth mindset, focused on continuous improvement, willingness and ability to take risk, strong learning orientation and willingness to try new things, and brings a broad, differentiated perspective
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills: must be able to synthesize disparate information, identify the most important elements, and arrive at a conclusion
  • Aptitude for building investment science skill sets. While no previous technical skills are needed, we are looking for individuals that are willing to learn and have an interest in the intersection of science and investing
Other important qualifications include:
  • Consistent track record of achievement, strategic thinking, initiative, humility, and the ability to learn from and collaborate with colleagues
  • Progression towards the CFA and Mandarin language skills, will be viewed favorably
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS - Please submit 2 documents

(1) Statement of interest

Your statement of interest should address the following topics (1 page limit):
  • Why do you want to pursue a career as an investor and how did you arrive at this decision?
  • What traits do you believe are essential to being a successful investor?
  • What aspect of your background best illustrates your ability to become an investor?
  • Please tell us something about yourself that is not on your resume.
(2) Current resume

Wellington Management Company, LLP is committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all qualified persons without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, age, religion, nationality, ancestry, handicap, or veteran status.

Not sure you meet 100% of our qualifications? That's ok. If you believe that you could excel in this role, we encourage you to apply and welcome a chance to review your background. We are dedicated to building and maintaining a diversified workforce and considering a broad array of candidates with a variety of skill, workplace experiences, and backgrounds.

As an equal opportunity employer, Wellington Management ensures that all qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, creed, national origin, age, ancestry, disability (physical or mental), medical condition, citizenship, marital status, pregnancy, veteran or military status, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by applicable law . If you are a candidate with a disability, or are assisting a candidate with a disability, and require an accommodation to apply for one of our jobs, please email us at GMCANINQ@wellington.com .
Job ID  R84017
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