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4.6
  • 1,000 - 50,000 employees

2022 Graduate Buy-Side Research Analyst

Sydney
Do you enjoy watching how company-specific news and current events impact the financial markets?

Opportunity details

Opportunity Type
Graduate Job
Number of Vacancies
5-10
Salary
Competitive
Start Date
31 Jan 2022

Application dates

Applications Open
18 Dec 2020
Applications Close
17 May 2021

Minimum requirements

Minimum Prior Qualification
Bachelor
Graduation Results
75 - 84% WAM (Distinction)
Accepting International Applications
Yes
Qualifications Accepted
B
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Economics
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Petroleum Engineering
Renewable Energy Engineering
Robotics & Mechatronics Engineering
Engineering & Mathematics (all other)

Do you enjoy watching how company-specific news and current events impact the financial markets? Like solving puzzles and working competitively with a team to win? SIG's Graduate Buy-side Research Program is an opportunity to transfer that passion into a successful career.

SIGSydney is on the lookout for bright, friendly students who are interested in the world around them to join our Graduate Buy-side Research Analyst Program starting in January 2022.

SIG is one of the world's largest market makers, with a unique approach to trading, technology, and research. While this background puts us at the top of our game, what really makes us successful is our quantitative approach to decision making and the collaboration between our employees.

Graduate Buy-side Research Analyst Program 

Our Research Analysts work with senior analysts and traders to identify trading opportunities in the equity and options markets. From providing real-time opinions on breaking news to in-depth company analysis, Research Analysts have a constant impact on our trading strategies.

As a Buy-side Research Analyst, you will be responsible for finding opportunities that other market participants may not be capitalizing on, either by discovering new information or considering existing knowledge from a different perspective. You will be embedded in a sector-focused trading desk and work collaboratively with traders who rely heavily on the analysis you provide to make trading decisions.

As a graduate, you can expect on-the-job training and to have a direct impact on the business almost immediately. 

Always Learning

At SIG, we believe that there is always something to learn and that ideas can come from anywhere, whether you are one of the founders or fresh out of university. Our focus on education has given us the reputation of having best-in-class development in the industry.  As a Buy-side Research Analyst, you will have a personalised learning program and will attend finance classes with our graduate traders. 

What we're looking for

Successful candidates typically have… 

  • Students in their final year of study in a Bachelors or Master's Degree in Finance, Economics or related discipline
  • Distinction or High Distinction WAM
  • Strong written, analytical, and financial research skills 
  • Ability to prioritise and complete multiple tasks in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, and resourceful in solving problems
  • Demonstrated interest in strategic games and/or competitive activities

Our Edge

  • Competitive salary
  • Fully-stocked kitchen, including breakfast and daily catered lunch
  • Casual dress code
  • On-site gym for SIG employees with 24hr access
  • Authentic social community (basketball team, gaming)
  • 360-degree view of Sydney's Harbors (it really is Sydney's best office view)
  • Sustainable & environmentally friendly office

Interview Process

Apply -> Quantitative Assessment -> Case Study -> Interview -> Job Offer 

We hire on a rolling basis and will lose roles when we have achieved our hiring needs. Therefore we recommend applicants apply early.

While we have made many adjustments in response to COVID-19, SIG is still defined by our commitment to collaboration, education, and community. We have every hope and intention to continue sending our graduate Equity Research Analysts to the US for training, we recognize that it is impossible to guarantee this part of the program during the pandemic. We will only resume international travel when it is safe for our employees to do so. In the event international travel is not possible, our new analysts will receive the same high-quality education that is typical of SIG's Graduate Equity Research Analyst Program in Sydney rather than the US.

We don't post salary ranges externally so any salary estimate you see listed on a third-party website was not provided by SIG and may not be accurate.

SIG is not accepting unsolicited resumes from search firms. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at SIG via-email, the Internet or directly without a valid written search agreement will be deemed the sole property of SIG, and no fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by SIG."

Graduate Success Stories


  • Graduate stories
Every day is a genuinely new and interesting challenge, much more so than I’d ever anticipated. 

Charles Sutherland

  • Graduate stories
Every day is a genuinely new and interesting challenge, much more so than I’d ever anticipated. 

Charles Sutherland

  • Graduate stories
I’ve always been interested in learning new technologies, and SIG has been great in facilitating this for me.

Shiyun

  • Graduate stories
I’ve always been interested in learning new technologies, and SIG has been great in facilitating this for me.

Shiyun

  • Graduate stories
Every day is a genuinely new and interesting challenge, much more so than I’d ever anticipated. 

Charles Sutherland

  • Graduate stories
Every day is a genuinely new and interesting challenge, much more so than I’d ever anticipated. 

Charles Sutherland

  • Graduate stories
I’ve always been interested in learning new technologies, and SIG has been great in facilitating this for me.

Shiyun

  • Graduate stories
I’ve always been interested in learning new technologies, and SIG has been great in facilitating this for me.

Shiyun