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Pitch Your Stock Pick to a Prospective Employer

SpringBoard is organizing Season 4 of its equity research competition and is now open for registration by the public.

Who should participate?
You are welcome to participate if you would like to:
– Showcase your investment ideas to veterans from the investment community and get feedback;
– Improve your interview skills for front office roles;
– Experience first-hand the challenges faced by equity analysts; or
– Be hired potentially by hiring managers attending the event

What do you need to do in our competition?
– You are given a few weeks to come up with a stock pick according to our rules and guidelines, and prepare a 4-page investment report.
– You are given no more than 7 min to pitch your idea, followed by a 10 min Q&A with our panel of judges. Through this exercise, you will not only get a good sense of interview questions commonly asked by hiring managers, but also improve on your investment acumen through interaction with industry veterans. Feedback will be provided at the end of the session to let participants know how they can do better.
– Prize: Special guests (typically hiring managers) are invited to our event to watch our contestants LIVE in action. The winner of the competition will be granted a private chat with the special guest(s), while contestants may also be approached if they are found suitable for any opportunity.

Winners and other outstanding contestants from previous competitions had been approached by our special guests, and they are now successful, either working in the front office or close to firming contracts with prospective employers. You can find (1) reports and presentations from past winners and (2) competition rules and guidelines at https://springboardtm.wordpress.com/about-us/downloads/

For this upcoming competition, we will focus on SHORT ideas, to be presented in front of a strong line-up of investment professionals as our panel of judges.
– Tim – veteran hedge fund manager with Short Alpha background;
– CK – senior equity sales with research &portfolio management background;
– Kairos – two buy-side analysts;
– AKY – sell-side analyst & curriculum developer from SpringBoard

Date/Time
Sat 5 Jul at 9.30am (TBC)
Venue
A convenient location close to MRT, to be disclosed to participants only
Fee
Participants: $249 (by 25 May); $299 (by 8 Jun)
Obervers: $499 (by 5 Jul)
Register
1. Execute a bank transfer of the fee to our DBS Savings Acct 025-0-052957
2. Email springboard@scholarsvillage.com with a screenshot of the payment confirmation, your mobile number and CV.
3. Competition rules and details are then released to registered participants.
Please feel free to speak to us if you would like to know more about details of the competition.

Other upcoming SpringBoard Programs:
Jul 12, 19, 26, Aug 2, 9 – Financial Modeling Classroom Season 3
May 30 – Seminar: How to avoid the Interview Pitfalls

Cheers, Eng Yew
M: +65 96372798
SpringBoard’s exclusive job openings and events are found at springboardtm.wordpress.com
Mentorship Program | CV & Profile Enhancement | Strategic Partnerships | Networking & Insider Insights | Career Consultations

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SpringBoard Jobs SB2014B: Family Office Seeking Full-Time Intern (Ref: SB2014B)

Dear SpringBoard Friends,

As most of you are probably aware, SpringBoard has been very swarmed lately trying to meet manpower requests from multiple employers.

Now, we have a family office looking to build up its direct investment / private equity arm and actively involved in deal sourcing lately. They are urgently looking for a FULL-time intern who may be converted to an employee upon outstanding performance.

Requirements
-> Good foundation in financial analysis;
-> Strong Financial modeling skills;
-> Hungry to learn

Interested to reply with job code SB2014B
If you are passionate about this opportunity, please send us:
(1) your CV – preferably within 1 page; and
(2) a completely balanced financial model done recently by you

Please send us your application ASAP. Your reply email to springboard@scholarsvillage.com should include the job code SB2014B in the subject.

We will only refer candidates whom we find suitable.
Terms and conditions apply.

Contact SpringBoard

Please feel free to forward our message to your friends.

SpringBoard TM is a mentoring platform for passionate people to move into challenging and rewarding front office roles in the finance industry. Our Mentorship Program is complemented with job referrals, profile enhancement and networking platforms, so that unlike academic programs, we are more confident of helping deserving apprentices secure tangible opportunities in the front office.

Our jobs referral platform involves our partners securing for our apprentices opportunities in the front office, which are mostly of private referral in nature and not advertised elsewhere. In certain special circumstances, we may even secure opportunities with priority or exclusivity offered to SpringBoard interns and apprentices on the Mentorship Program.

Cheers,
Eng Yew
SpringBoard TM is where we grow your Successes
M: 96372798
Mentorship Program | CV & Profile Enhancement | Strategic Partnerships | Networking & Insider Insights | Career Consultations

SpringBoard TM referred Andy a job and his employer now wants more!

Hiring Window opens as we predicted

In the last 1- 2months, we have seen the hiring window open, as we rightly predicted few months ago. “Musical chairs rotation” is in full swing, post bonus payout, as many SpringBoard friends resigned to move to other banks; while many SpringBoard interns – despite having zero relevant working experience- are going for multiple interviews lately.

Most importantly, SpringBoard is swarmed with multiple requests from employers to feed them with suitable candidates

Here, we wish to share a recent success story from our referral in Aug 2013, how the employer is so pleased with our referral that they have come back asking for more!

Andy joined a family office via SpringBoard referral

Andy came to know about us at CFA Xmas party in 2012 and regularly attended our networking/ knowledge sharing events. He saw value in our Mentorship platform and signed up for our Foundation stage in April 2013, was placed in the good hands of our star mentor Jessie– a PE fund manager. His positive learning attitude, humility and good quality of work won praises from Jessie, and upon our encouragement, he progressed to Advanced stage within 2mths, where he was given more learning opportunities.

His path was not all smooth-sailing, and many of his job applications failed to get any response from employers. He was however undeterred and continued to put in more effort on the assignments from SpringBoard. In our first Research Challenge- stock pitch competition in Dec 2013, Andy came in runner up, and was commended to be one of the better presenters by our special guest, who was in the process of launching his fund. Andy was also awarded CFA charter few months ago.

Through our private contacts, we sent Andy to an interview with a family office with strong financial backing. He conducted himself very well at the interview, and impressed the hiring manager with his good industry knowledge and nice samples of the work he did for Yoman and Jessie. Thereafter, he was interviewed a few times by the other key partners of the family office, and given trial assignments to complete, as part of the live work done by the family office. Finally, after numerous months of “courtship” on both sides, Andy has started work with the family office full-time. We are all very happy for him and wish him all the best in his new role.

Andy’s employer now needs a consumer analyst

Requirements:
-> Good foundation in financial analysis;
-> Sound industry knowledge, prefers somebody who has worked in Consumer company before, to properly understand a sound business model for Consumer company
-> Hungry to learn

Interested to reply with job code: SB2014A

If you are passionate about this opportunity, please send us:
(1) your CV- preferably within 1 page; and
(2) a short investment summary- up to 4 pages- of a consumer stock you have looked at previously, for our SpringBoard mentors to gauge your understanding of a consumer company.

Please send us your application ASAP. Your reply email to springboard@scholarsvillage.com should include the job code SB2014A in the subject.

We will only refer candidates whom we find suitable.

If you narrowly miss the mark, don’t feel too bad. As an encouragement for your good effort, you could stand a chance to win a special scholarship to attend our coming Investment Banking Masterclass (worth $299)

Terms and conditions apply.

Contact SpringBoard

Please feel free to forward our message to your friends.

SpringBoard TM is a mentoring platform for passionate people to move into challenging and rewarding front office roles in the finance industry. Our Mentorship Program is complemented with job referrals, profile enhancement and networking platforms, so that unlike academic programs, we are more confident of helping deserving apprentices secure tangible opportunities in the front office.

Our jobs referral platform involves our partners securing for our apprentices opportunities in the front office, which are mostly of private referral in nature and not advertised elsewhere. In certain special circumstances, we may even secure opportunities with priority or exclusivity offered to SpringBoard interns and apprentices on the Mentorship Program.

Cheers,
Eng Yew
SpringBoard TM is where we grow your Successes
M: 96372798
Mentorship Program | CV & Profile Enhancement | Strategic Partnerships | Networking & Insider Insights | Career Consultations

SpringBoard Jobs Jan 2014

Job Opportunities Explained

Dear Friends,

As part of SpringBoard TM’s objective to help passionate people move into front office roles in the finance industry, we work with our partners and professional connections to bring job/internship opportunities to our members. The jobs described here are not posted anywhere on recruitment websites/agencies.

If you are passionate about the opportunity described below, pls send us your CV (and one of your financial models or reports). Your reply email to springboard@scholarsvillage.com should include the corresponding job code in the subject.

Applicants will be assessed on a clean 1-page CV and the quality of your model/report.

Shortlisted applicants may be asked subsequently to complete a time-sensitive screening test to be further assessed on their technical competency and level of passion. Terms and conditions apply.

RK001: Equities Execution Trader

A financial services firm is looking to hire an equities execution trader based in Singapore:

-> Needs to be diligent, proactive, tech-saavy and ambitious;
-> Able to work unsupervised and face institutional clients;
-> Minimum 2-3 years of relevant- equities execution- work experience

Contact SpringBoard

Please feel free to forward our message to your friends.

SpringBoard TM is a mentoring platform for passionate people to move into challenging and rewarding front office roles in the finance industry. Our Mentorship Program is complemented with job referrals, profile enhancement and networking platforms, so that unlike academic programs, we are more confident of helping deserving apprentices secure tangible opportunities in the front office.

Our jobs referral platform involves our partners securing for our apprentices opportunities in the front office, which are mostly of private referral in nature and not advertised elsewhere. In certain special circumstances, we may even secure opportunities with priority or exclusivity offered to SpringBoard interns and apprentices on the Mentorship Program.

Cheers,
Eng Yew
SpringBoard TM is where we grow your Successes
M: 96372798
Mentorship Program | CV & Profile Enhancement | Strategic Partnerships | Networking & Insider Insights | Career Consultations

SpringBoard Jobs Dec 2013

Job Opportunities Explained

Dear Friends,

As part of SpringBoard TM’s objective to help passionate people move into front office roles in the finance industry, we work with our partners and professional connections to bring job/internship opportunities to our members. The jobs described here are not posted anywhere on recruitment websites/agencies.

We recently got acquainted with an industry veteran who’s got strong support to start up his own hedge fund, and is hungry for talented and passionate folks to help him grow his business. He will run a Long/ Short portfolio, built with conviction fundamental ideas via bottom-up analysis. A strong grasp of financial statement analysis and valuation methods together with financial modeling skills is crucial.

He is looking to hire at least two candidates, whose roles are briefly described below.

If you are passionate about any opportunity described below, pls send us your CV (and one of your financial models or reports). Your reply email to springboard@scholarsvillage.com should include the corresponding job code in the subject.

Applicants will be assessed on a clean 1-page CV and the quality of your model/report.

Shortlisted applicants may be asked subsequently to complete a time-sensitive screening test to be further assessed on their technical competency and level of passion. Terms and conditions apply.

MN001: Junior Equity Analyst

Possess 2 – 3 years of relevant experience analysing/covering stocks; and

Strong financial modeling skills and investment analysis.

MN002: Research Associate

Good financial modeling skills; and

Prior relevant experience preferred, but not required.

Contact SpringBoard

Please feel free to forward our message to your friends.

SpringBoard TM is a mentoring platform for passionate people to move into challenging and rewarding front office roles in the finance industry. Our Mentorship Program is complemented with job referrals, profile enhancement and networking platforms, so that unlike academic programs, we are more confident of helping deserving apprentices secure tangible opportunities in the front office.

Our jobs referral platform involves our partners securing for our apprentices opportunities in the front office, which are mostly of private referral in nature and not advertised elsewhere. In certain special circumstances, we may even secure opportunities with priority or exclusivity offered to SpringBoard interns and apprentices on the Mentorship Program.

Cheers,
Eng Yew
SpringBoard TM is where we grow your Successes
M: 96372798
Mentorship Program | CV & Profile Enhancement | Strategic Partnerships | Networking & Insider Insights | Career Consultations

SpringBoard Jobs May 2013

Instructions for Applicants

Dear Friends,

As part of SpringBoard TM’s objective to help passionate people move into front office roles in the finance industry, we work with our partners and professional connections to bring job/internship opportunities to our members.

If you are passionate about our opportunity described below, pls send us your CV with email subject heading starting with “[SpringBoard Jobs ME001]” to springboard@scholarsvillage.com.

Applicants will be assessed on a clean 1-page CV.

Shortlisted applicants will be asked subsequently to complete a time-sensitive assignment to be further assessed on their technical competency and level of passion.

ME001: Globally renowned Investment Bank seeking 6-month Undergrad Intern(s) (start Now & Jun)

This corporate finance internship opportunity comes from the Singapore office of one of the world’s preeminent financial advisory and asset management firms, operating from 40 cities across 24 countries in North America, Europe, Asia, Australia, Central and South America.

The firm provides advice on mergers and acquisitions, restructuring and capital raising, as well as asset management services.

Job Specifications

 Company and industry research,
 Financial analysis;
 Participating in the development of client presentations, and
 interacting with associates and senior bankers.

Looking for:

Top undergraduate students passionate about working hard in an unstructured environment, where initiative, maturity, poise and enthusiasm for learning are highly valued.

Strong oral and written communication skills are essential, along with familiarity with financial and accounting concepts.

Applicants with internship experience related to finance or accounting are preferred.

Contact SpringBoard

Please feel free to forward our message to your friends.

SpringBoard TM is a mentoring platform for passionate people to move into challenging and rewarding front office roles in the finance industry. Our Mentorship Program is complemented with job referrals, profile enhancement and networking platforms, so that unlike academic programs, we are more confident of helping deserving apprentices secure tangible opportunities in the front office.

Our jobs referral platform involves our partners securing for our apprentices opportunities in the front office, which are mostly of private referral in nature and not advertised elsewhere. In certain special circumstances, we may even secure opportunities with priority or exclusivity offered to SpringBoard interns and apprentices on the Mentorship Program.

Cheers,
Eng Yew
SpringBoard TM is where we grow your Successes
M: 96372798
Mentorship Program | CV & Profile Enhancement | Strategic Partnerships | Networking & Insider Insights | Career Consultations

SpringBoard TM Jobs Apr 2013

Instructions for Applicants

Dear Friends,

As part of SpringBoard TM’s objective to help people move into front office roles in the finance industry, we work with our partners and professional connections to bring job/internship opportunities to our members.

The latest opportunity we learnt from one of our partners is time-sensitive and requires your immediate action. Pls send us your CV with email subject heading starting with “[SpringBoard TM Jobs]” to springboard@scholarsvillage.com.

Applicants will be assessed on a clean 1-page CV, which must reach us by 10 Apr 2013.

Shortlisted applicants will be asked subsequently to complete a time-sensitive assignment to be further assessed on their technical competency and passion.

URGENT: Boutique PE firm in buy-out and deal-making seeking full-time investment associate

Boutique PE firm in buy-out and deal-making seeking full-time investment associate to assist the firm partners to evaluate new investment deals, undertake due diligence on business and financials of target companies, and participate in private equity deal execution

Requirements:
– University graduate majoring in Finance/ Accounting
– Highly analytical and strong financial modeling skills
– Prefer 1- 2 year relevant experience in consulting, corporate or private capital investment
– Ability to converse in Bahasa Indonesia (or Bahasa Malayu) would be an advantage
– Good communication, interpersonal and time management skills
– Ability to work under pressure with minimal supervision

Pay: Entry level

Contact Us

Please feel free to forward our message to your friends.

SpringBoard TM is a mentoring platform for people to move into challenging and rewarding front office roles in the finance industry. Our Mentorship Program is complemented with job referrals, profile enhancement and networking platforms, so that unlike academic programs, we are more confident of helping deserving apprentices secure tangible opportunities in the front office.

Our jobs referral platform involves our partners securing for our apprentices opportunities in the front office, which are mostly of private referral in nature and not advertised elsewhere. In certain special circumstances, we may even secure opportunities with priority or exclusivity offered to SpringBoard interns and apprentices on the Mentorship Program.

Cheers,
Eng Yew
SpringBoard TM is where we grow your Successes
M: 96372798
Mentorship Program | CV & Profile Enhancement | Strategic Partnerships | Networking & Insider Insights | Career Consultations