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Equity Research Associate, E&P, Austin in Various at Key Bank- Corporate

Date Posted: 11/29/2018

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Job Description

We are looking to hire a full-time Associate in Equity Research in Austin, for our E&P (oil & gas) equity research team. We are looking for individuals who are highly self-motivated and diligent, with a strong foundation in accounting and finance, and interest/experience in energy markets – KeyBanc’s equity research team is a very well-established leader in small to mid-cap research and has a strong reputation for training associates and promoting from within, to senior roles. The associate team receives early grounds-up training on forecasting complex E&P models and gets an opportunity to interact with E&P senior managements and key industry players.

We look for the following skill-sets in our ideal candidates:
  • Strong Organizational Capabilities: the role of a research associate requires the ability to filter/organize information efficiently and thoughtfully. We are looking for an individual who enjoys continuously improving information gathering and compilation techniques, as well as analyzing underlying data. The role is well suited for individuals who perform well under tight deadlines and pressure. Given the need to respond to financial markets at open in New York, as well as the around-the-clock nature of commodity markets, we are particularly looking for candidates who are comfortable with an early start to the work day.
  • Experience in Equity Markets/Investment Banking Preferred: ideally, we are looking for 1-3 years of experience in the equity research, investment banking and/or the energy industry; candidates with more experience are welcome to apply
  • Attention to Detail: work entails ability to process large amounts of data from SEC documents, energy databases, and company reports in an organized and timely fashion and with minimal errors
  • Familiarity with SEC Filings: a basic but solid understanding of 10Qs/10Ks is required, alongside an ability to discern basic accounting/financial ratios
  • Strong Accounting Background: at least some formal accounting academic training (BBA or accounting courses in school) is required, and preferably, 1-3 years of direct/indirect accounting experience as well
  • Forecasting/Software Skills: experience using excel to build and maintain financial models; a working knowledge of all MS Office applications is required
  • Ability to Communicate Effectively: strong written communication skills are required, as well as confidence around verbal articulation of a thesis

The E&P associate’s primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Creating and maintaining earnings models, oil & gas databases, to value companies under coverage
  • Assisting in the writing and publication of research notes on covered companies, industry and subsector reports, as well as initiations of coverage
  • Interacting with institutional investors, handling inbound requests and speaking to investors about models and stock coverage universe
  • Maintaining a working knowledge of the industry by keeping abreast of industry and company-specific news, including trends and data surrounding factors that may impact the domestic E&P industry
  • Interacting with investor relations and management of companies under coverage
  • Interacting with internal sales and trading

Hands-on Training
We provide hands-on training under the supervision of our senior analysts, as well through our broader associate development program, which include mentoring, CFA certification financing and new technology/data-oriented training initiatives. Training is also provided through exposure/interactions with senior managements, as well as learning through trade shows/oil & gas conferences and events.


KeyCorp's roots trace back 190 years to Albany, New York. Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, Key is one of the nation's largest bank-based financial services companies, with assets of approximately $134.5 billion at March 31, 2017. Key provides deposit, lending, cash management, insurance, and investment services to individuals and businesses in 15 states under the name KeyBank National Association through a network of more than 1,200 branches and more than 1,500 ATMs. Key also provides a broad range of sophisticated corporate and investment banking products, such as merger and acquisition advice, public and private debt and equity, syndications, and derivatives to middle market companies in selected industries throughout the United States under the KeyBanc Capital Markets trade name. KeyBank is Member FDIC.

Key Corporate Bank is a full-service corporate and investment bank focused principally on serving the needs of middle market clients in seven industry sectors: consumer, energy, healthcare, industrial, public sector, real estate, and technology. Key Corporate Bank delivers a broad product suite of banking and capital markets products to its clients, including syndicated finance, debt and equity capital markets, commercial payments, equipment finance, commercial mortgage banking, derivatives, foreign exchange, financial advisory, and public finance.


KeyCorp is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer committed to engaging a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive culture. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.

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