Brandes Research Associate Program
Research Associates (“RAs”) play a key role in our firm’s investment process by supporting analysts and senior analysts in equity research activities. The day-to-day responsibilities of RAs include financial modeling, valuation, data collection, and industry analysis. More specifically, RAs gather information from annual and quarterly reports and financial databases, build and maintain spreadsheet-based financial models, perform industry analysis by distilling information from third-party research, trade journals, and other periodicals, and assist in the generation of new investment ideas. As they progress through the program, RAs who demonstrate an ability to deliver high-quality work are given increasing amounts of responsibility in the research process.
Unlike many other post-undergraduate opportunities, the Brandes Research Associate position is a four-year program. We believe that this represents a compelling opportunity for those candidates with a serious interest in professional investing. Our four-year program allows RAs to acquire broad experience in the use of various valuation techniques, in-depth knowledge of particular industries, and overall familiarity with the value approach to investing. Additionally, RAs work closely with Brandes analysts and senior analysts while also having significant interaction with both the sell side and senior executives of companies under review.
Qualities we look for in a Research Associate candidate include:
• Outstanding academic achievement
• Intellectual curiosity
• Strong work ethic
• Excellent communication skills
• Attention to detail
• Ability to work under deadlines
• Ability to work in teams
• Interest in asset management
If you are interested in growing professionally within a highly respected firm, we invite you to explore this excellent opportunity by speaking with UC San Diego’s career services group or emailing Brandes directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. All candidates must be legally eligible for employment in the United States. We value diversity. EOE M/F/V/D.