Credit Analyst

Employer
Assurant
Location
New York City
Salary
Not Specified
Posted
Jun 27, 2017
Closes
Aug 26, 2017
Ref
50708#GIJ--Assurant.3
Category
Sales
Job Type
Not Specified
Career Level
Not Specified

This position offers the unique opportunity to align yourself with a Fortune 500 organization that has a passion for excellence, executes with urgency, and embraces change.

The Credit Analyst works within our Fixed Income Asset Management group and will be responsible for underwriting new investment grade, leveraged loan and high yield investments and monitoring existing portfolio holdings across a number of industries. The analyst should possess a deep understanding of their coverage universe and will work closely with the portfolio management team to identify potential investment opportunities. Components of this analysis will include: identifying industry trends and their respective impact on existing investments, analyzing the companys financial statements, review of earnings and news releases, capital structure analysis, credit agreement and bond indenture document analysis, and meeting with companys senior management at conferences, bank meetings and road shows. The credit analyst will be responsible for providing written and verbal updates and recommendations on all new and existing portfolio holdings.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Recommending investments for inclusion in the investment portfolio
  • Assessment of a securitys relative value
  • Providing industry expertise across a number of different sectors
  • Reviewing existing portfolio for appropriateness of credit exposures
  • Communicating credit views

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor' degree
  • Minimum of 3 years' relevant experience, including experience analyzing high yield and investment grade investment opportunities and a strong understanding of credit, fixed income, and capital markets

Preferred Qualifications

  • Formal credit training at a buy side or sell side firm
  • MBA/CFA

Other Requirements

  • Ability to manage multiple assignments
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Self-motivation and drive
  • Ability to work in both a team and autonomous environment
  • Organizational skills with the ability to handle multiple demands and changing priorities

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