European Investment Grade Credit Analyst - £Exc +bens & bonus Ref -AB14666

Our client, a highly regarded Global Asset Manager is looking for an experienced Credit Analyst to cover a list of developed market credits, providing research and recommendations consistent with the firm’s investment process. The successful candidate will carry out fundamental credit and relative value analysis and work closely with key stakeholders across the business.

Roles & Responsibilities

· Undertake fundamental analysis, for a broad list of European investment grade companies, focusing on company fundamentals, ESG risks, and structural/technical risks that can impact credit quality, and in turn credit pricing.

· Based on your research outcomes, you will provide relative value recommendations (position signals) for all companies covered.

  • Represent the credit process to external parties, and to work to continuously improve the global credit process over time.

  • Continuous monitoring of credits under coverage will also be carried out, including analysis of quarterly results, corporate releases and news flow.

  • The Credit Analyst will undertake timely analysis and communicate any material changes in credit profile to the investment team based on perceived priorities.

  • Frequently involved in client meetings, new business presentations, and other external sessions, for which communication and presentation skills are required.

  • Be able to evaluate (and act on) new issuance opportunities in a timely manner.

  • The Credit Analyst will liaise with any of sell side analysts, sales coverage, traders, ratings agencies or issuer management to facilitate fundamental credit analysis.

  • Develop relative value analysis skills to enable rounded recommendations encompassing both credit and relative value. These skills will be applied to generate investment recommendations.

  • Work closely with the team’s portfolio managers and analysts to ensure full coverage of appropriate developments in key holdings.

Experience & Qualifications

  • Have a demonstrable track record of Credit Analyses from with an Asset Manager.

  • A minimum of five years of experience in investment grade credit analysis with a a broad sector coverage, with relevant relative value credit experience.

  • A strong fundamental analysis background to include financial analysis, evaluation of industry fundamentals, management/strategy assessment, ESG risks, ability to question company management, among others.

  • Ability to assess the relative value of IG bond investment opportunities through the evaluation of risk-reward factors, legal structure, capital structure, bond covenants, technical/fundamental drivers, and the value of other issuers within a certain industry.

  • Hold a high degree of integrity and level of confidence and professionalism in all dealings with internal and external stakeholders.

  • Able to articulate their opinions on a credit, and any related investment recommendation of that credit, to PMs of different products by written and oral means.

  • Able to communicate effectively and quickly, both orally and in written form.

  • Strong attention to detail and a high level of accuracy.

To hear more about this exciting opportunity, please contact Alex Brown on 020 7847 8878 or email your CV to http://alex@meredithbrown.com

Please note: that due to the high volume of applicants responding to our adverts we are regrettably not able to feed back on all applications; only successful candidates will be contacted.