Analyst / Associate - Equity Research, Banks Sector, Japan

Bank of America

Bank of America

Tokyo, Japan · United States · Remote
Posted on Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Job Description:

At Bank of America, we are guided by a common purpose to help make financial lives better through the power of every connection. Responsible Growth is how we run our company and how we deliver for our clients, teammates, communities and shareholders every day.

One of the keys to driving Responsible Growth is being a great place to work for our teammates around the world. We’re devoted to being a diverse and inclusive workplace for everyone. We hire individuals with a broad range of backgrounds and experiences and invest heavily in our teammates and their families by offering competitive benefits to support their physical, emotional, and financial well-being.

Bank of America believes both in the importance of working together and offering flexibility to our employees. We use a multi-faceted approach for flexibility, depending on the various roles in our organization.

Working at Bank of America will give you a great career with opportunities to learn, grow and make an impact, along with the power to make a difference. Join us!


This is a role in our Equity Research team for the Banks sector in Japan. The individual will work on a team with a Senior Analyst responsible for all aspects of the research process from idea generation to client communications, including but not limited to the following:

  • Perform complex financial modeling & valuation work.
  • Write regular industry and company reports and company initiations from scratch.
  • Develop and maintain databases integral to our research product.
  • Develop strong industry knowledge and business judgment.
  • Work with Senior Analyst to explore key industry themes.
  • Build relationships and facilitate information flow with contacts at covered companies.
  • Participate and contribute to client meetings and events.
  • Closely follow and understand market, industry and company specific activity, and relay to analyst.
  • Seek out new, value-added, and/or unusual sources of information.
  • Interact regularly with clients, both internal and external.


  • A minimum of 1-3 years work experience in a relevant analytical/financial markets role. Prior sell side or buy side equity research experience preferred.
  • A solid understanding of equity research, valuation and financial markets, plus a proven track record of high quality analytical research, written product and strong communication skills.
  • Important to this role is an inquiring nature and ability to think logically whilst expressing your views both clearly and in an engaging manner.
  • Strong modelling and database skills are also essential.
  • Demonstrated ability to write high quality, evidence-based projects or reports.
  • Willing to promote your ideas and work to a variety of stakeholders.
  • Consulting Skills: Ability to provide business-related added value, including innovative approaches and new or improved solutions.
  • Creative Thinking: Ability to generate new ideas and possibilities, and to see business opportunities from a novel perspective.
  • Flexibility: The capacity to adapt approach in light of shifting priorities or changing conditions.
  • Team Orientation / Teamwork / Collaboration: The willingness to work as a member of a team.
  • Self starter: the ability to pro-actively identify required analysis and complete projects with limited supervision.