Credit Research Analyst

London, United Kingdom
08 Aug 2022
23 Aug 2022
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
About Us:

We are PIMCO, a leading global asset management firm. We manage investments and develop solutions across the full spectrum of asset classes, strategies and vehicles: fixed income, equities, commodities, asset allocation, ETFs, hedge funds and private equity. PIMCO is one of the largest investment managers, actively managing more than $2.2 trillion in assets for clients around the world. PIMCO has over 3,070 employees in 22 offices globally. PIMCO is recognized as an innovator, industry thought leader and trusted advisor to our clients.

PIMCO is one of the world's premier fixed income investment managers with thousands of professionals around the world united in a single purpose: creating opportunities for our clients in every environment. Since 1971, we have brought innovation and expertise to our partnership with the institutions, financial advisors and millions of individual investors who entrust us with their assets. We aspire to cultivate performance and leadership through empowering our people, diversity of thought, and a commitment to an inclusive culture that engages in our global communities.

Position Description:

PIMCO is seeking to recruit an experienced Credit Analyst to cover a portfolio of EMEA names in non-financial investment grade and high yield sectors (exact sectors to be determined). Credit analysts at PIMCO specialize in a number of industries and cover all levels of the capital structure including both investment grade and high yield. They report into the Head of European Credit Research and Global Head of Credit Research.

Essential Job Functions

This position will have sole responsibility for his or her sector including managing the analysis and making the recommendations. Responsibilities include:
  • Generating and proactively communicating investment ideas to Portfolio Managers
  • Providing fundamental and relative value research
  • Producing written reports such as company evaluations, quarterly updates, relative value analyses and industry reviews
  • Responding to Portfolio Manager enquiries regarding credit concerns, market overviews, and sector changes
  • Occasional interaction with clients or client service professionals

Position Requirements:

  • Ideally over 5 years of experience in HY credit research
  • Outstanding skills in conducting in-depth, fundamental credit research including financial modeling and relative value analysis
  • Demonstrate the ability to make judgments regarding a company's competitive position, risk and valuation
  • Proactive in generating successful investment ideas, including taking the lead in advocating investment ideas and opportunities to Portfolio Managers
  • High level of numeracy and attention to detail
  • Exceptional communication skills with a strong command of the English language (verbal and written skills)
  • Ability to prioritise competing demands for time and cover the industry research with minimal direction
  • Strong academic track record ideally with CFA, Accountancy or MBA qualifications


PIMCO is committed to offering a comprehensive portfolio of employee benefits designed to support the health and well-being of you and your family. Benefits vary by location but may include:
  • Medical, dental, and vision coverage
  • Life insurance and travel coverage
  • 401(k) (defined contribution) retirement savings, retirement plan, pension contribution from your first day of employment
  • Work/life programs such as parental leave and support, employee assistance plan, commuter benefits, health club discounts, and educational/CFA certification reimbursement programs
  • Community involvement opportunities with The PIMCO Foundation in each PIMCO office

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