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Janus Henderson Investors Research Analyst in Chicago, Illinois

We are a leading independent global asset manager, dedicated to delivering the best outcomes for our clients through a highly diversified range of actively-managed products. We are truly global, supporting our individual and institutional investors across a range of products, encompassing equities, fixed income, multi-asset and alternatives. Our high-energy and collaborative culture at Janus Henderson helps our client achieve their goals and ensures that our people love the place they work.

Our culture is the foundation for how we interact with clients and one another as part of our unique, people-focused work environment. We support a flexible hybrid working model that allows teams to build a strong and positive culture by inspiring innovation and increasing collaboration. Currently our hybrid working model allows employees to work 2 or more days in office and the remaining time remotely.

Employees and Managers will discuss and determine what schedule works best for them and the team, with additional flexibility available based on the role, business needs, and individual circumstances.

JHI Workplace Practices is subject to change as the future of work within our organization evolves.

The department

Janus Henderson offers expertise across all major asset classes, with investment teams situated around the world. These dynamic teams are structured and operate in ways that are best suited to their asset classes and manage products designed to meet a range of investor needs globally. We do not impose top-down house views; instead we allow an appropriate level of flexibility within a controlled environment and encourage the sharing and debate of investment ideas. Our Investment teams are grouped under: Equities, Fixed Income, Multi-Assets and Alternatives.

Overview of the role

You will provide investment recommendations and industry insight regarding investment attractiveness of equities and other securities in the small/mid-cap healthcare sector. You will conduct deep fundamental analysis of individual companies, focusing on factors such as: financial performance, competitive industry dynamics, technological innovation and quality of company management. You will develop detailed financial models, including revenue/profit estimates, free cash flow projections, projected returns on capital, etc. Using various valuation methodologies, you will be expected to project long-term values of stocks under coverage and make buy and sell recommendations. The successful candidate will successfully prioritize the determination of long-term value for their covered companies, seeking securities that are likely to outperform industry peers over many years.

Duties and responsibilities

You will:

  • Conduct research independently to formulate investment recommendations on individual securities within the small/mid cap healthcare sector. Careful consideration should be given to forecasted growth, valuation, financial strength, competitive positioning, quality of financial reporting and management.

  • Construct models to generate pertinent questions that need to be answered in the research process, determine critical drivers and forecast future revenue, earnings and cash flows.

  • Undertake research visits/meetings to formulate and extend deep industry expertise, including contact with competitors, customers, suppliers and other relevant constituents.

  • Compile and communicate research findings with Portfolio Managers through written notes, reports, oral discussions, and presentations.

  • Carry out additional duties as assigned.

    Investment areas

    Has responsibility for supporting portfolios in the Value Equity franchise for the healthcare sector.

    Technical skills and qualifications

  • Four-year degree in finance, economics, accounting, or related field required.

  • Post-graduate degree such as MBA, and CFA and/or CPA helpful.

  • 5+ years of equity investment analyst experience required, preferably buy side.

  • Strong stock picking skills, with a proven track record of adding new value.

  • Strong modeling skills required. Need to be proficient in building and maintaining financial models.

    Competencies required

    In addition to putting clients first, acting like an owner, and succeeding as a team, the competencies for this role include:

  • Strong analytical skills and attention to detail.

  • Strong creativity, initiative and drive.

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills with proven ability to communicate articulately, concisely and persuasively.

  • Ability to work and make stock recommendation decisions independently and quickly as well as function effectively within a team.

  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to build relationships internally and externally.

  • Commitment to going above and beyond to build the business.

    Ongoing competence in the role to be assessed, in line with applicable regulatory requirements, by:

  • Annual performance appraisal.

  • Completion of all assigned compliance training.

    Compliance requirements

    At a minimum the role will require you to:

  • Place the interest of Janus Henderson’s Clients first, act in accordance with TCF (Treating Customers Fairly) principles.

  • Understand and follow laws and regulations applicable for your role, seeking the help of your supervising manager or Compliance if additional guidance is required.

  • Understand and abide by all Janus Henderson policies applicable to your role, and seek support/guidance of the policy owner guidance when required.

  • You are ultimately accountable for your actions and responsible for seeking further information on any or all of the above as necessary.

    Compensation Information

    The base salary range for this position is $190,000 - $220,000. This range is estimated for this role. Actual pay may be different.

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    Annual Bonus Opportunity: Position is eligible to receive an annual discretionary bonus award from the profit pool. The profit pool is funded based on Company profits. Individual bonuses are determined based on Company, department, team and individual performance.

    Benefits: Janus Henderson is committed to offering a comprehensive total rewards package to eligible employees that includes; competitive compensation, pension/retirement plans, and various health, wellbeing and lifestyle benefits. To learn more about our offerings please visit the Why Join Us section on the career page here (https://www.janushenderson.com/careers/) .

    Janus Henderson (including its subsidiaries) will not maintain existing or sponsor new industry registrations or licenses where not supported by an employee’s job functions (as determined by Janus Henderson at its sole discretion).