Research Associate, European Financials Credit

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Wellington Management Company, LLP
London, United Kingdom
21 Jul 2022
20 Aug 2022
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time

Wellington Management offers comprehensive investment management capabilities that span nearly all segments of the global capital markets. Our investment solutions, tailored to the unique return and risk objectives of institutional clients in more than 60 countries, draw on a robust body of proprietary research and a collaborative culture that encourages independent thought and healthy debate. As a private partnership, we believe our ownership structure fosters a long-term view that aligns our perspectives with those of our clients.

We are transitioning to a hybrid work environment where both remote work and the office play a critical role. Our vision is a future where all employees are empowered to work flexibly to drive the best outcomes for our clients. Flexible work is a mindset and a core value. Our employees are encouraged to work remotely two days a week as a standard practice and will have flexibility in terms of working hours.

As part of continued growth, we are currently seeking to hire a qualified candidate to join our Early Career Investor (ECI) Programme. This individual will be assigned to the European Financials Credit Research team.

The goal of the programme is to support the firm's mission of superior investment performance. Additionally, we endeavor to develop and identify exceptional Early Career Investors (ECIs) to build our pipeline of talented investors. Programme participants play a critical role in assisting experienced Analysts and Portfolio Managers in conducting research and implementing their investment process. Examples of the nature of the work include:

- Assisting in the creation and maintenance of detailed financial models and industry databases, to aid in analyzing existing and prospective investments;

- Maintaining the integrity of issuer data and analyses, and comparative valuation tools;

- Modeling sophisticated financial instruments;

- Completing complex analytical projects;

- Researching macroeconomic themes;

- Interpreting company announcements;

- Attending company meetings and conferences;

- Developing and communicating investment ideas, verbally and in writing.

The programme affords a unique opportunity for those individuals who are passionate about, and are seeking to continue a career in, investment research and investing. Supplemental training and career coaching is provided on a continuous basis, throughout each participant's tenure, along with mentorship from senior investors and peers. In addition, participants are required to pursue the CFA designation, to further their financial acumen.


We are seeking candidates who possess the following experience and characteristics:

* A strong academic record. Progress towards a relevant professional qualification (e.g. CFA) would be viewed favourably;

* 1-3 years of relevant professional experience;

* Demonstrated passion for fixed income research. Prior experience of fixed income would be additive, but is not essential;

* Strong analytical and communication skills (both written and oral);

* Demonstrated analytical capability and financial modeling skills;

* Demonstrated programming skills (e.g. Python);

* Strict attention to detail, and strong work ethic;

* Curiosity, a capacity for differentiated thinking and perspective, and a growth mindset;

* Ability to take risk and try new things.

Please note that we are only able to respond to successful applicants.

Not sure you meet 100% of our qualifications? That's ok. If you believe that you could excel in this role, we encourage you to apply and welcome a chance to review your background. We are dedicated to building and maintaining a diversified workforce and considering a broad array of candidates with a variety of skill, workplace experiences, and backgrounds.

As an equal opportunity employer, Wellington Management ensures that all qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, creed, national origin, age, ancestry, disability (physical or mental), medical condition, citizenship, marital status, pregnancy, veteran or military status, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by applicable law . If you are a candidate with a disability, or are assisting a candidate with a disability, and require an accommodation to apply for one of our jobs, please email us at .