Buy Side Research

Financial markets are immensely complex. When breaking news changes the game, what would you recommend in the next 10 seconds? What are the long term implications? We rely on our Buy Side Research Analysts to be on the front lines of market information and to maximise real time trading opportunities. Our analysts do more than just consume and report market information: they translate information into trading ideas. In other words, analysts work in tandem with traders to strategise their next move.

Whether interpreting an intraday headline, conveying opinions around the dynamics of a sector, or prepping in advance for a future event, the impact of research is constant across our trading desks.

Equity Analysts are embedded within our Equity Options trading desk and work to quantify the market impact of both company-specific and sector-wide catalyst events, while Macro Analysts are embedded within our Index and ETF trading desk and work to quantify geopolitical events, such as elections or trade developments.

This event-based analysis couples a probabilistic approach with financial modelling to identify trading opportunities. Analysts are ready to make recommendations on breaking news and update our opinions on future events. The environment is fast-paced and collaborative, and there’s always a new challenge.

Your Impact

The layout of our trading floor promotes a collaborative environment where our analysts and traders work together to create an informed decision making process. As a Buy Side Research Analyst, you will keep up with the latest developments in your sector and update traders on how volatility events affect their trading positions. You will be challenged to creatively problem solve in order to come up with profitable ways to utilise new pieces of information. Whether it be forecasting a dividend or evaluating the impact of a merger or acquisition, you will provide traders with crucial information that directly affects trading decisions.

“From my very first day on the desk, I was thrown right into the middle of things. Having never spent more than 10 minutes on a trading floor, it was great to hear the dialog that takes place between research and the traders from Day 1. Our training on the desk, from learning what is important to traders and how to make quick decisions, was essential for getting acclimated to the fast-paced environment. Recommending a trade and often seeing instant market feedback is a great tool and motivator for improving your thought process and generating new ideas.”
– SIG Research Analyst

Desk Training

Your first months as an analyst are largely dedicated to training. You will work with a senior analyst on the coverage of their sector while taking on responsibilities that may include compiling daily news in your sector, evaluating future events, and working with traders to interpret information in the market place. After your training, you will be assigned primary coverage over your own stocks on a sector-focused trading desk.

“From my very first day on the desk, I was thrown right into the middle of things. Having never spent more than 10 minutes on a trading floor, it was great to hear the dialog that takes place between research and the traders from Day 1. Our training on the desk, from learning what is important to traders and how to make quick decisions, was essential for getting acclimated to the fast-paced environment. Recommending a trade and often seeing instant market feedback is a great tool and motivator for improving your thought process and generating new ideas.”
– SIG Research Analyst

Classroom Education

SIG is committed to providing the tools and knowledge necessary for you to succeed in your role. You will participate in classroom education where you will learn about options theory, decision science, and the products that SIG trades.

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Buy Side Research Analyst

Our Buy Side Research Internship Program and roles for new grads provide opportunities to combine the quantitative aspects of finance with creative problem solving. From providing real-time opinions on breaking news to in-depth analysis of future catalyst events, buy side research has a constant impact on our trading strategies. We place interns and full-time analysts on the following teams:

  • Equity Research: Equity Analysts focus on company-specific and sector-wide catalyst events.
  • Macro Research: Macro Analysts focus on macroeconomic and geopolitical events.

Desk Training

Your first months as a Buy Side Research Analyst are largely dedicated to training. You will work with a senior analyst on the coverage of their sector while taking on responsibilities that may include compiling daily news, evaluating future events, and working with traders to interpret information in the market place. After your training, you will be assigned primary coverage over your own stocks on a sector-focused trading desk.

“From my very first day on the desk, I was thrown right into the middle of things. Having never spent more than 10 minutes on a trading floor, it was great to hear the dialog that takes place between research and the traders from Day 1. Our training on the desk, from learning what is important to traders and how to make quick decisions, was essential for getting acclimated to the fast-paced environment. Recommending a trade and often seeing instant market feedback is a great tool and motivator for improving your thought process and generating new ideas.”
– SIG Equity Analyst

Classroom Education

SIG is committed to providing the tools and knowledge necessary for you to succeed in your role. You will participate in classroom education where you will learn about options theory, decision science, and the products that SIG trades.

Your Impact

The layout of our trading floor promotes a collaborative environment where our Buy Side Research Analysts and traders work together to create an informed decision making process. As a Buy Side Research Analyst, you will keep up with the latest developments in your sector and update traders on how volatility events affect their positions. Each situation is unique; some have relatively simple solutions, while others require comprehensive analysis. You will be challenged to creatively problem solve in order to translate market information into trading ideas.

“Whether it’s interpreting an intraday headline, conveying opinions around the dynamics of a sector, or prepping in advance for a future event, the impact of research is constantly felt across SIG’s trading desk. As an analyst, I have the unique opportunity to combine both quantitative and qualitative insights into my thought process in order to create actionable trading ideas on a daily basis.”
– SIG Macro Analyst