Junior Credit Analyst

Canada Life Limited
London, United Kingdom
20 Apr 2023
02 May 2023
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Canada Life Asset Management manages over £41.9bn in fixed income, global equities, UK property and multi-asset solutions. Our investment options are designed to support our investors and their clients in meeting their long-term objectives.

Our solutions

Each of our offerings has been built for a purpose, whether it sits at the core of a portfolio to provide long-term growth or to offer access into a specific global market. Our 40-year plus history as asset managers means we have the expertise to provide high quality multi-asset and risk-profiled solutions as well as attractive equity, fixed income, alternative funds, and real estate finance.

Our heritage

Our parent company, Great-West Lifeco, is a financially strong and stable global organisation, with total assets under administration of £1,341bn. We also have more than 31 million customers worldwide. As the oldest Canadian life assurance company, Great-West Lifeco's foundations trace back to 1847 - meaning we've been helping our customers plan for the future for more than 170 years.

Our team

Canada Life Asset Management has over 100 colleagues and includes more than 50 experienced investment professionals, with almost 20 years' average industry experience and ten years' average tenure at Canada Life Asset Management.

What We're Building

We now need a Junior Credit Analyst to support the transformation and the future growth of the business within the Asset Management function, so it can support Canada Life's Individual and Wealth businesses as well as other Great West group companies through the management of their general account portfolios, and providing collective fund solutions to third party customers in both Europe and North America.

Job Summary

Our Asset Management Investment Division, based in the City of London, comprises a team of highly qualified investment specialists managing approximately £41.9 billion of assets. The Asset Management Division manages assets across Fixed Income, Equities and Commercial Property.

The Junior Credit Analyst role sits within the Credit Research team and you will be responsible for conducting fundamental credit research into investments in Fixed Income. The provision of high-quality credit research is vital in ensuring the business invests its assets appropriately to support the overall pension and insurance business.

What You'll Do

• Evaluate credit investments to determine suitability of investment, propose internal credit rating, provide an outlook and present an assessment both verbally and written.
• Regularly and actively monitor, review and update analysis on credit risk for all holdings within assigned area of responsibilities in a timely manner.
• Provide evaluation and monitoring, including forming views on industry dynamics and trends and relating back to credit risk of existing and potential investments.
• Responds to credit related questions in a timely manager
• Communicate to appropriate stakeholders current credit reviews, opinions, proposals and outlooks in both written form and verbally.
• Pro-actively contribute in a collaborative and constructive manner to team and departmental discussions on credit positions and strategy.
• Complete other required tasks in a timely manner and to a high level of accuracy.

Who You Are

• Strong written and verbal communication skills.
• Demonstrated interests in the investment industry.
• Excellent time management skills and flexibility to change priorities to meet deadlines.
• Strong analytical skills together with the ability to gather information and use it to draw sound conclusions and present strong arguments.
• Continually develop knowledge and skills required for credit and fixed income research.
• Responds well to coaching, mentoring, feedback and oversight


• Minimum 2:1 degree (or equivalent) from a credible university, preferably in a numerate subject, demonstrating an ability to think quantitatively.
• Studying for the CFA or equivalent (e.g. a Chartered Accountant) - Desirable but not mandatory

What you'll like about working here

As a Canada Life UK colleague, you'll receive a competitive salary and comprehensive reward package including income protection, private medical insurance and life assurance, along with a generous pension and bonus scheme. You'll also receive the support you need with your personal and professional development.

Diversity and inclusion

Canada Life is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Our role as an employer of choice is to provide the right environment for talented people to do their best work, by respecting, understanding and valuing individual differences

We appreciate that everyone has different work and life responsibilities. We're happy to discuss flexible working arrangements, including part time , for any of our roles should this be a requirement for you.
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