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Senior Portfolio Analyst - Gold Mining Sector

San Francisco, CA

Investment Management

Merk Investments provides investment advice on liquid global markets, including domestic and international equities, fixed income, commodities and currencies and their respective derivative markets. Through a robust investment process, we aim to deliver truly uncorrelated returns using alternative strategies that seek optimal profit potential within tailored investment objectives.

We are currently looking for a Senior Analyst to join our dynamic and growing team at Merk to manage a sizable portfolio investing in gold mining stocks. The geographic exposure of the portfolio is global, with the fund management team located in San Francisco.

Key responsibilities

  • Research and analyze mining and gold sector companies, including junior mining companies, following a rigorous bottom-up research process.
  • Based on the research, build financial models and formulate investment recommendations.
  • Articulate portfolio allocation recommendations in a logical manner that is consistent with the desired risk-return profile of the portfolio.
  • Provide regular updates to clients on investments, performance and market background.

Experience Required

  • Strong company and financial analysis skills with a proven, demonstrable track record in stock selection in the junior gold mining sector.
  • Financial modeling experience.
  • Portfolio management experience highly desirable.
  • Comprehensive understanding of the gold mining sector and a good understanding of the broader Natural Resources markets.
  • Experience in a technical role at a mining company or at a financial institution undertaking asset due diligence in the field.


  • Impeccable original and independent analysis skills.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills and excellent interpersonal skills; ability to work in a fast-paced team environment.
  • Appropriate risk appetite and decision making skills to succeed in a risk-taking environment.
  • Well-organized, resourceful and self-driven personality with a keen attention to detail.
  • CFA or equivalent qualification preferred.
  • Technical background and degree in a discipline in, or related to, mining, for example geology, mining engineering, etc. highly desirable.

We offer a competitive compensation package and benefits program. EOE. Please visit us at

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