Charter Stanley Group's Newest Employee Mr. Peter Ashfold Chief Investment Strategist

Mr. Ashfold has been personally head hunted from one of the largest teams of analysts on Wall Street...

New York, NY, February 24, 2011 --( Mr. Brophy welcomes the newest member of the team. In this growing market analysts are the most valuable asset. If they are good.

What is clear: The most successful business analysts are the ones who blend the temperament and communications savvy of a diplomat with the analytical skills of an intelligence officer. And business analysts are a hot commodity.

Today CSG welcomes Mr. Ashfold to the team. An every growing and expanding private company. As soon as CSG branch into Asia, if Mr. Ashfold is as good as his reputation he will head their team of analysts into the Asian market.

Analysts are typically recent undergraduates who work long hours and do a fair bit of grunt work. A good analyst helps his or her boss get their job done and done well. Analysts are not normally expected to contribute in meetings but often can. After the typical two-year analyst program at a major investment bank, many analysts return to school for an MBA before coming back to investment banking. Others choose to try other opportunities. During recruiting out of an MBA program, former analysts will be at a significant advantage over others without experience.

Does Mr. Ahsfold have what it takes?

Key success factors include (i) getting your job done well and without friction, (ii) getting things done on time, (iii) asking for help when you need it, (iv) dressing neatly, (v) not complaining, gossiping or whining, (vi) learning to use the library and the web to do research, (vii) become a whiz-kid with Bloomberg, Excel, Word and Powerpoint, (viii) always give your boss credit, (ix) know when to cheer up your boss and (x) know when to stay out of the way.

A good analyst also networks, observes and thinks. You want to be genuine yet make it clear that you like your boss. Excessive posterior kissing is a negative. It's always good to have a little hobby as well like following stocks, playing Liars Poker or following currencies. You can do this when things get quiet in August.

Only time will tell.

Charter Stanley Group
Matthew Taunton
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