Analyst - US Bank Loan

Los Angeles, California
01 Oct 2021
31 Oct 2021
Job Function
Credit Analysis
Industry Sector
Asset Management
Employment Type
Full Time

Analyst - US Bank Loan

At Columbia Threadneedle Investments, the global asset management subsidiary of Ameriprise Financial, we are building a world class research team. Research intensity is our foundational principal. We do independent, forward-looking research, in order to anticipate change. We develop our own view of TAM’s, growth drivers, moats, risks, and competitive positioning. We pick investments based upon provable, repeatable process. We actively engage with our portfolio managers, our clients, the companies, and industry contacts.

Why You Will Like This Role:

• Collaborative, team-based environment where you will be able to engage with top tier research and portfolio management colleagues throughout the day
• Commitment to career progression
• Competitive base salary plus attractive annual performance-based bonus
• Access to robust healthcare coverage
• Retirement savings plan with a company match

  About Columbia Threadneedle

Millions of people around the world rely on Columbia Threadneedle Investments to manage their money. We're intentionally built to help our clients succeed, backed by a global team of 2,000 people including more than 450 investment professionals sharing global perspectives across all major asset classes and markets. At Columbia Threadneedle, you’ll find the promise we make to our clients is the same one we make to our employees: Your success is our priority. In addition to our competitive total rewards package, employees stay with us because of our culture and commitment to their development. And, backed by the strength of our parent company, Ameriprise Financial, we are committed to providing you with the tools, resources, recognition and rewards to help you shape the career you want.

Ameriprise Financial is an equal opportunity employer. We consider all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, genetic information, age, sexual orientation, citizenship, gender identity, disability, veteran status, marital status, family status or any other basis prohibited by law.

Responsibilities :

• Make investment recommendations tailored for various leveraged loan asset class portfolios and strategies
• Support investment recommendations with in-depth credit analysis of borrowing companies, analysis of industry and macro trends, and relative value analysis of comparable debt issues
• Provide primary research coverage for assigned industrial sectors
• Assess performance of covered investments and update financial models. Update investment recommendations as needed
• Maintain active engagement with managements of covered firms
• Participate in team strategy discussions, including daily market meetings
• Run independent research projects as required

Required Qualifications :

• BA/BS or equivalent degree
• 3-5 years of work experience in bank loan or high yield research
• Communication and relationship skills to appropriately influence and share ideas with portfolio managers and analyst colleagues
• Quantitative and qualitative analytical skills to cover all aspects of independent research, including high degree of proficiency in financial modelling using Excel and in use of Bloomberg platform for analytics
• Ability to develop successful working relationships with colleagues across the Columbia Threadneedle organization, management teams of covered companies, and sell-side coverage professionals

Preferred Qualifications :

• Credit research experience spanning diverse set of industries
• Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) or working towards receiving CFA charter

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