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SPEEDA Sri Lanka Analysis Team

Joined 2016

Jamal Hussain

Currently in charge of the Research and Insight Team in Colombo. Jamal Joined UZABASE in November 2016 after 4.5 years as an equity analyst at Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services (formerly Amba Research). He graduated with a Bachelors in Business and Commerce (specialising in Finance and Economics) from Monash University and is currently reading for his Masters (MEcon) at the University of Colombo. He is a big football enthusiast and plays futsal on a regular basis.

My Dream

My Goal Is to Set Up and Manage a New Business Unit and Venture

2018.05.30

My Dream

My Goal Is to Set Up and Manage a New Business Unit and Venture

2018.05.30
My current role is to manage the Research and Insight Team in the Sri Lanka office, where the team compiles new industry and thematic reports to be published on the SPEEDA platform. Furthermore, I have also been given the opportunity to set up and manage a new Content Development Team which will soon be finalised.

At my previous workplace, I was the team lead/supervisor of 3 equity analysts, supporting a UK-based asset management firm in providing investment research, which included products such as Company Financial Models, Investment Notes, Earnings Updates, and Thematic/ Industrial Research reports.

I first heard about UZABASE from a very close friend of mine who was working in the company at the time. He explained to me how the Sri Lanka office was similar to a startup company with a strong vision to keep growing. Given my educational and professional career background, I was intrigued to apply for a senior analyst position in the company with a vision to grow within the company along with its long-term growth plans. And growing indeed it was, as the SL team grew from a team of 15-16 analysts to over 30 analysts in just over a year. The rapid growth of the company within such a small-time frame along with a solid set of company values showed me that this company means business, which excites me going forward.

Along with managing the Research and Insight Team and writing my own industry and thematic reports, I also engage in supporting the top management on implementing new business verticals and other office related operations. I plan on using the experience I gain from these activities to take it to a global field.

While I have been experiencing such rapid growth and feeling excited to commit to the company’s growth, my goal at UZABASE is to set up and manage a new business unit or venture outside the Sri Lanka office, and increase the company’s global presence.

This initiative would also bring about many an opportunity for people with various educational and career backgrounds – especially in emerging countries.

I am positive I can achieve my dream with the experience I’ve gained and have yet to gain at UZABASE, and confident that my superiors will provide me with all the support I need to achieve my dream.

UZABASE has a simple yet strong set of values which allows for a content work life and allows all employees to challenge themselves to take initiative and more responsibility.

※ This interview content is based on the information at the time when the interview was taken place. The member's current team and occupation may be different.

Message from Jamal Hussain

For entry level candidates, the first thing that would benefit them is the open culture of the office and the effort employees take to make a new employee fit right in. Moreover, in terms of the work scope (i.e. industry research reports) – it also allows analysts to learn various types of industries and how each industry differs given their geography. In my view, one of the key attractive points of the company for potential employees at a senior level would be the top management’s encouraging attitude and support given to senior members (this accounts for junior members as well) to take initiative to bring in their own business proposals to grow the company.

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