Dividend Research Analyst

Company/ Firm Name

S&P Global IHS Markit


London, UK

Published Date

14 March 2022

About the job:

Company & Team – “About Us”

As part of S&P Global’s Equities division, the Dividend Forecasting team project amounts and payment schedules for corporate pay-outs on securities in major global equity markets.

Our team of over 35 experienced research analysts in New York, London, Shanghai, Singapore, and Delhi generate estimates using a bottom-up, research led methodology. Forecasts are based on a variety of inputs including market news, company guidance, financial statement analysis, historical patterns, and peer trends.

Duties and Responsibilities – “Your Role”

You will join our EMEA Dividend Research team with responsibility for Europe and UK. You will use equity research and financial statement analysis to forecast dividend payments from companies in those markets. You will also provide analysis and reports to the buy-side and sell-side clients who rely on the estimates as a key input to their trading and investing decisions.

Duties & accountabilities:

  • Analysis of financial statements to calculate forecasts for dividend payments from companies in Europe and UK

  • Monitor market news and company earnings calls for updates likely to impact the amount or timing of future distributions to shareholders

  • Build relationships with our buy-side and sell-side clients, answering their questions and providing insight to help them make advantageous trading and investing decisions

  • Liaise with contacts within the companies in your portfolio to fully understand their dividend policies and financial position

  • Write research reports for clients highlighting important news or trends in a market or sector

  • Maintain and enhance financial models to improve efficiency and forecast accuracy

  • Collaborate with other research or data teams in IHS Markit to generate new research ideas

  • Work our sales specialists to help with initiatives to target new clients and increase revenues

  • Work with our product specialists and technical team on initiatives to enhance the product

  • Contribute to projects to help improve our operational efficiency and estimate quality

Job Requirements – “About You”

  • Degree educated

  • Advanced working knowledge of Microsoft Office programmes required

  • Fluent in additional European languages desirable

  • CFA or equivalent post-graduate study an advantage

  • Knowledge of financial models beneficial

  • Prior experience with VBA, SQL, or python an advantage

  • Keen interest in financial news, market events and their implications

  • Knowledge of financial statement analysis

  • Knowledge of equity derivatives

  • Able to organise and self-manage, including effective scheduling, prioritisation and time management skills

  • Able to manage multiple tasks in parallel, completing tasks to tight deadlines

  • Excellent attention to detail and a meticulous eye for identifying inconsistencies or inaccuracies in data entry or data outputs

  • Confident speaking directly with both customers and company contacts

  • First class report writing skills, ability to develop and present ideas

  • Works collaboratively with others to achieve group goals and objectives

Job Benefits – “What we offer”

  • Cash incentive plan

  • Options to work from home (hybrid)

  • Flexible working hours to allow you to attend your family

  • Opportunity to work with world experts in the field

  • Strong client base and broad product line

Equal Opportunity Employer:

S&P Global is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race/ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, military veteran status, unemployment status, or any other status protected by law.  Only electronic job submissions will be considered for employment.

If you need an accommodation during the application process due to a disability, please send an email to: EEO.Compliance@spglobal.com and your request will be forwarded to the appropriate person.