Credit Analyst

Los Angeles, California
01 Oct 2021
31 Oct 2021
Employment Type
Full Time


Western Alliance Corporate Finance, a growing institutional debt fund, is seeking an Associate/VP to work closely with our underwriting & portfolio management teams.

Applicant will be expected to perform a variety of functions including company specific research, industry research and portfolio management. Initial responsibilities include: 1) Performing portfolio analytics on existing deals and aiding in various operational duties (~30%), and 2) Helping analyze new prospects and underwriting (~70%).  Corporate Finance is a fast growing division and will rely on this employee to be eager, versatile, and self-guided, with the ability to wear multiple hats as the need requires.

Applicants should be analytical, well-rounded and comfortable organizing and completing both short-term and long-term projects without constant supervision, although guidance and direction will always be available. Preference will be given to applicants with prior experience in the High Yield or Loan markets.  CFA a plus. This is a full-time salaried position with benefits. Market compensation based on experience. Growth tracks include either underwriting or portfolio management roles.

Interested parties send CV & cover letter to:

Brent Edgecumbe,

Desired Skills & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree. (Data such as GPA, class rank, relevant test scores helpful).
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent quantitative reasoning skills, supported by course work in mathematics, finance, accounting, economics, business or similar fields.
  • Creativity, flexibility and an entrepreneurial spirit.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and a positive attitude for cooperation and collaboration.
  • Highest ethical standards.
  • Mastery of Microsoft Office products; particularly Microsoft Excel.
  • Progress toward (or interest in) obtaining the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.
  • Industry experience: ~3-15 years

Organization Description:

Located in Los Angeles, Western Alliance Corporate Finance is a division of bank holding company, Western Alliance Bancorp (NYSE:WAL).

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