Corporate Credit Analyst - Boutique Asset Manager

Carnegie Consulting
London, United Kingdom
GBP70000 - GBP80000 per annum + bonus, pension, health, life assurance
24 May 2023
23 Jun 2023
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Corporate Credit Analyst - Boutique Asset Manager

The Opportunity:
  • With over £3bn AuM and early pioneers in ESG, my client has made a number of key strategic changes over the last few years and is well positioned for significant growth both in the UK and overseas. Very exciting times!
  • Within this role as a Credit Analyst you will lead support two highly accomplished Fund Managers with investment ideas for a dedicated credit strategy, as well as best of breed ideas for a multi-asset fund - combined AuM totalling over £1.5bn
  • In summary, day to day responsibilities will include conducting research, financial modelling and making recommendations to the investment team for the selection/de-selection of financial instruments for the fund. Responsibilities also include wider research into geographical, sectoral or macro led topics of interest and producing written reports on the funds, investment markets or wider topics of financial interest
  • More specifically you will conduct fundamental analytical research of relevant financial instruments (predominantly European and Global Investment Grade credit names (small amount of High Yield names)) with a view to generating investment ideas and providing recommendations to these fund managers
  • Liaise with internal and external investment analysts and other representatives to benefit from their research and inform decision-making
  • Interact with issuers, attend roadshows and regularly update notes on internal research database for all relevant financial instruments held within the fund - demonstrating rationale behind investment recommendations
  • Research agreed strategies and actively contribute to the formulation of overall investment strategy, through the initiation and communication of investment ideas and/or geographic or sectorial expertise/knowledge
  • Keep abreast of financial news, financial markets, economic and other macro factors to inform recommendations for the fund/s.
  • Help refine and embed investment performance reporting process across all portfolios, in addition to aiding risk management and asset allocation
  • Other responsibilities will also include the proactive promotion and marketing of the funds and working closely with the Sales and Marketing teams on business development activities

Your Experience:
  • You will have a strong record of academic achievement combined with perhaps relevant professional industry related qualifications such as the IMC, CFA etc.
  • Possess accomplished numerical and analytical skills
  • 4/5 years credit research experience, ideally from buy-side and or credit rating agency background - you will be a sector generalist, although knowledge of Financials would be beneficial
  • Ability to assess and interpret complicated financial information - experience of using Moody's Analytics would be highly valuable
  • Accuracy and attention to detail along with the ability to work effectively under pressure
  • Be able to demonstrate an excellent working knowledge of excel (including pivot tables and advanced formulas), Bloomberg for data extraction and report writing skills, and PowerPoint
  • Excellent understanding of regulatory and compliance requirements
  • Possess excellent communication skills, both written and verbal

My Client:
  • A boutique Asset Manager with well over £3bn Aum and an enviable reputation and legacy, particularly as early pioneers of ESG investing
  • A firm with ambitious growth plans and a very talented C Suite well placed to ensure continued success
  • Culture that promotes personal and professional development