Long / Short Equity Analyst
Highland Capital Management, L.P. - Dallas, TX

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Based on growth in its long/short equity platform, Highland is seeking to build out its equity research Team with the addition of 1 or more equity analysts (generalist or sector expertise) with sell-side and/or buy-side experience. The analyst will work in the long/short equity group identifying and analyzing equities in all industries, except healthcare and technology. The position is located in Dallas, TX. Please apply only if currently in Dallas or interested in relocating to Dallas.


Research, source, generate and recommend investment ideas to portfolio manager

Identify and analyze U.S. equities in all industries, (except healthcare and technology), including but not limited to those that are undergoing a corporate restructuring, transformation or management change

Manage company valuation models, analyze asset value, long-term earnings power and upside/downside price targets

Due diligence on current positions including valuation analysis, industry research and company specific fundamental analysis

Interact with sell-side analysts, management teams and industry contacts

Work closely with trading staff to assure best execution of trades


4-6 years post-undergrad experience at a top-tier investment bank (banking or research) and/or at a buy-side firm managing a long/short equity portfolio

An undergraduate degree from a highly ranked school; MBA from a top-tier business school optional

Comfortable making investment recommendations to portfolio managers and MDs at the firm

Strong analytical and financial acumen, outstanding modeling skills and solid business judgment

Strong work ethic, excellent organizational, interpersonal, writing and presentation skills

Professional certifications (CFA, CPA, CMA, etc.) are strongly desired