Senior Corporate Bond Analyst

Recruiter
Securian Financial Group
Location
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Salary
Open to discussion
Posted
11 May 2022
Closes
10 Jun 2022
Ref
R-004572
Industry Sector
Asset Management
Employment Type
Full Time

*At Securian Asset Management the internal title for this position is Asset Management Sr. Consultant.

Overview:

Securian Asset Management is seeking a Senior Corporate Bond Analyst to support the growth of our public bond portfolios including both high grade and high yield credit.  The position is accountable for helping the research team achieve the investment objectives of various portfolio strategies within SAM.

Responsibilities include but not limited to:

  • Ongoing surveillance of current holdings with the goal of right sizing risk to align with current fundamental viewpoints applying the following: updated company thesis, internal rating assessment, evaluation of earnings, and maintenance of credit designations.
  • Oversight of primary and secondary corporate market including: timely new issue recommendations, fair value targets, secondary ideas expressed through credit designations, swap ideas, and an awareness of the corporate index composition and constituents.
  • Recurring industry analysis meant to identify inflection points within an analyst’s coverage expressed through fundamental outlook (supported by sector drivers, median fundamentals, and proprietary score) and recommendation (based on relative value). Sector evaluation also incorporates elements of ESG to increase awareness of a given sector’s risk to these factors.
  • Projects/experiments meant to creatively enhance and improve the credit research process including (but not limited to) leveraging various technology platforms.
  • Cross-sector support and debate. Marketing availability/support and content generation.

Qualifications:

  • Five Years of demonstrated investment research success in a liability-driven and/or total return environment (high yield experience a plus) in an analyst role.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills including the ability to make objective recommendations and defend viewpoints.
  • Strong math and analytical skills including a strong understanding of financial accounting. Ability to distill and communicate critical issues and assumptions.
  • A broad understanding of financial markets and risk models supported by a background in math, economics or statistics.
  • A high level of curiosity, attention to detail, and a strong commitment to teamwork.
  • Experience utilizing research tools such as Bloomberg, Factset and Excel.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience covering the Energy sector.
  • Currently have or are working towards an MBA and/or CFA.
  • Some experience in programming and/or data analytics.

Physical Job Requirements:

  • Ability to utilize keyboard, mouse and computer for up to 8 hours per day
  • Ability to work at least 40 hours per week
  • Ability to utilize telephone for 2-4 hours per day

The physical job requirements described above are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of jobs.

New hire associates, regardless of work location or job responsibilities, must be vaccinated before beginning employment; exceptions considered for medical or religious reasons provided alternative reasonable accommodations do not create an undue hardship on the business.

Securian Financial has been around for 140 years. We’re committed to giving back to our community, donating 15,000 employee volunteer hours this past year. We also provide extensive resources to our employees for professional development and growth and a number of diverse professional and social opportunities throughout the company. There’s a reason our employees have voted us as a best place to work year after year! In addition:

  • Generous paid time off. We want you to take time off for whatever matters most to you!
  • Tuition reimbursement program. We value continuous learning at Securian!
  • Company-funded pension plan as well as 401K retirement plan – great resources to secure your financial future.
  • Continuous opportunities for new challenges.
  • Variety of health plan options as well as dental and vision plans.
  • Paid maternity/paternity leaves.

Securian Financial Group, Inc. does not discriminate based on race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital or familial status, pregnancy, disability, genetic information, political affiliation, veteran status, status in regard to public assistance, status in a local human rights commission, or any other status or condition protected by local, state or federal law. If you are a job seeker with a disability and require an accommodation to apply for one of our jobs, please contact us by telephone 651-665-5522 (voice), 711 (telecommunications relay), or by email at EmployeeRelations@securian.com.

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