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International Research Associate

Harris Associates
May 15, 2022
Chicago, Illinois
Job Type
  • Illinois


About Harris Associates: 

Harris Associates is one of the most respected value investment firms in the industry. For 45 years, we have applied a fundamentally focused, research-driven investment process to identify undervalued companies in the public market. We view every investment we make as ownership in a business and take a long-term approach in our portfolios. The long-term results have been strong, and as 3/31/2022 we manage nearly $120 billion of assets across U.S. and international strategies.

Harris Associates’ strong performance is a result of our unique culture and approach to investing. Instead of dividing our team into sectors, our analysts are all generalists, researching companies across a wide range of industries, countries, and cap sizes. This strategy lends itself to a highly collaborative environment, and our team works together daily to vet investment ideas and ensure we make the best possible decisions.

International Research Associate Position: 

The International Research Associate position is designed to identify and train the next generation of analysts, portfolio managers, and leaders at Harris Associates. You can expect to collaborate with analysts to help generate new investment ideas and follow existing portfolio companies. This will entail doing qualitative research projects, building financial models, learning about businesses, and interviewing C suite level executives at companies.

We are looking for smart, ambitious, and thoughtful individuals to bring their unique perspective to Harris Associates. The best candidates are voracious learners and are constantly asking questions about the world around them. Importantly, this does not require a background in finance or economics – just intellectual horsepower and a genuine interest in learning what makes businesses succeed or fail.

As a Research Associate at Harris, you will be mentored directly by our analysts and will progress at a pace that makes sense for you. For some, this may mean more time dedicated to the fundamentals of business valuation, whereas others may focus on qualitative business insights. Through this personalized learning, our goal is to develop Research Associates into thoughtful, contributing members of our team. All majors, backgrounds, and ages are welcome to apply.

Required Experience & Qualifications:

  • Education: Bachelor’s degree
  • Experience 1+ year of related work experience.
  • Other Required Skills, Knowledge of Abilities: Must be knowledgeable and passionate about value investing; must be an intellectually curious person and an independent thinker; must possess excellent accounting and valuation skills along with excellent attention to detail; must have experience in Microsoft Excel; strong written and oral communication skills

How to Apply:  Please submit the following through our Harris Associates Career Page

  • Your résumé including your undergraduate GPA 
  • A paragraph answer to the following questions:
    • Why are you interested in working at Harris Associates?
    • What is it about you that will make you a long-term success at Harris Associates? Please provide specific evidence/examples. (Don’t be afraid to brag)
    • What is your favorite investment idea today? Why is it a good investment? Limit your response to 300 words.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy Statement: 

At Harris Associates L.P. we are committed to providing an inclusive environment of mutual respect and fairness where equal employment opportunities are available to all qualified applicants and employees. We base our employment decisions on merit, experience, potential, and business need. We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

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