Equity Research Associate – Semiconductors (Information Technology Sector)

  • Competitive
  • San Francisco, CA, USA
  • Permanent, Full time
  • BMO Capital Markets
  • 05 Feb 19

BMO Capital Markets is seeking an Equity Research Associate to support our lead Semiconductors Analyst. Candidates should have strong familiarity with the Semiconductor and Semiconductor Capital Equipment Industries and/or experience in an equity research, investment banking, or consulting setting. A CFA or CPA designation and a degree in finance and/or accounting are desired, but not required.

As a Research Associate you will perform extensive fundamental research and analysis of Semiconductor companies and their industries/market segments. You will create, maintain, and update detailed financial models, acquire in-depth industry expertise, and contribute extensively to the team’s written product. You also will support the senior analyst and the BMO franchise through consistent interactions with company management teams, as well as institutional clients and BMO equity salespeople and traders.

Desired Skills and Experience:

Successful candidates require a demonstrated history of internal drive/initiative, as well as unrelenting attention to detail, a high level of curiosity, a strong work ethic, and a positive attitude. Optimal candidates will also have the following: 

  • 1-2 years of experience evaluating Semiconductor companies in an equity research, investment banking, corporate, or consulting environment
  • Superior technical skills, particularly in financial modeling and financial statement analysis
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work well as part of a coverage team
  • Strong written communication skills (writing samples may be required)
  • Academic excellence, emotional intelligence, and solid professional references
  • SIE, Series 7, 63, 86 and 87 licenses (viewed favorably, but not as prerequisites)

This position is in San Francisco, CA.

BMO Capital Markets is a North American-based financial services provider offering a complete range of products and services to corporate, institutional, and government clients. We offer research and access to global markets for institutional, corporate and retail clients through an integrated suite of sales and trading solutions that include debt, foreign exchange, interest rate, credit, equity, securitization and commodities. We also offer new product development and origination services as well as risk management (derivatives) advice and services to hedge against price fluctuations on a variety of key inputs, including interest rates and commodities. In addition, we provide funding and liquidity management to our clients.


We are committed to an inclusive, equitable and accessible workplace. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. By embracing diversity, we gain strength through our people and our perspectives. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.