Jr. Research Analyst
Franklin Templeton Investments - Short Hills, NJ

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Franklin Templeton Investments remains a leading global investment management organization due to the efforts of our greatest assets – our employees.

We have over 8,500 employees working in 50 offices around the world, servicing investment solutions for our clients in more than 150 countries. We believe in our corporate values of putting clients first, building relationships, achieving quality results, and working with integrity. Our people are dedicated to delivering strong results and exceptional service to clients, team members and business partners.

For more than 65 years, our success has been a direct result of the talent, skills and persistence of our people. We are currently looking for a Research Analyst to join the Mutual Series team in Short Hills, New Jersey.

Mutual Series is supported by an experienced team of Portfolio Managers, Research Analysts and Traders who have adhered to a distinct deep value investment philosophy for over 60 years. The strong fund performances attributed to the time-tested approach of applying dedicated fundamental research, focused primarily on undervalued stocks, as well as opportunities in distressed securities and merger arbitrage. The talented team of professionals at Mutual Series remains committed to delivering strong and consistent performance for their shareholders. The Mutual Series strategy has historically provided funds with lower volatility than the overall market and has enabled the team to deliver strong and more consistent results over the long-term. The Research Analyst will be an integral member of our team. The Analyst will support several Sr. Research Analysts and Portfolio Managers in researching global equity opportunities.

Responsibilities include:
Work closely with and provide support to senior members of the Mutual Series investment team.

Conduct thorough financial statement analysis, visit with company management, and facilitate discussions with competitors, customers and other industry contacts to create a long-term financial model in support of an independent investment valuation and recommendation.

Initiate and maintain written and verbal communication with portfolio managers within the firm to make investment recommendations.

Qualifications

Ideal candidates will have:
BA required, CFA or MBA preferred

At least 2 years of fundamental equity research or valuation experience.

International expertise preferred, but not required.

Ability to build detailed financial models while displaying a clear understanding of accounting principles.

Solid analytical and research skills.

Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.

Ability to display confidence when debating and discussing relevant investment ideas.

Must adhere to a consistent approach of bottom-up investing.

Intellectual curiosity and passion for delivering superior performance.

In addition to the dynamic and professional environment at Franklin Templeton, we strive to ensure that our employees have access to a competitive and valuable set of Total Rewards—the mix of both monetary and non-monetary rewards provided to you in recognition for your time, talents, efforts, and results.

Highlights of our benefits include:
Three weeks paid time off the first year

Medical, dental and vision insurance

401(k) Retirement Plan with company match

Employee Stock Investment Program

Tuition Assistance Program

Purchase of company funds with no sales charge

Franklin Templeton Investments is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We invite you to visit us at

http://www.franklintempletoncareers.com/

to learn more about our company and our career opportunities.

Job Function

:

Portfolio Management & Trading

Primary Location

:

United States-New Jersey-Short Hills

Schedule

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Full-time

Job Posting Date

:

Jan 29, 2013, 1:46:15 PM

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