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Senior Portfolio Analyst - Gold Mining Sector

Location:
San Francisco, CA

Category:
Investment Management

Background
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.

Skills/Qualifications

  • 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 www.merkinvestments.com.

Please submit your resume and cover letter here.