Senior Corporate Credit Analyst

Insight Investment Management Limited
New York, USA
16 Jun 2022
16 Jul 2022
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Senior Corporate Credit Analyst - New York

The role is to provide high quality, market-orientated credit research across a range of issuers, and to communicate this to portfolio managers in a timely and effective manner. The key area of focus will be the global metals & mining sector, which will entail covering 60-70 issuers across developed and emerging markets, and of investment grade and high yield credit quality. The individual will be expected to meet regularly with company management teams, to form good working relationships with them, and to ensure Insight is presented in the best possible light, and to develop, maintain and leverage relationships with sell-side analysts and syndicate desks. The right candidate will also be expected to participate in new business pitches and other client meetings when required.

Role accountabilities:

Key Responsibilities

  • Contribute performance to our range of fixed income funds by providing coverage of the global banking & insurance universe, predominantly focused on North American companies.
  • Perform fundamental analysis to evaluate the creditworthiness of an issuer and assess the relative value of its bonds
  • Critically assess ESG and climate risks facing the issuer using Insight's proprietary ratings and tools
  • Build and maintain cashflow models
  • Analyse covenants and capital structures to select individual bonds / issuers for our funds
  • Meet regularly with management teams, which will include a certain number of ESG 'deep dives' each year
  • Participate in a team-orientated structure, working daily with traders, PMs, quant analysts and product specialists

Communication / Collaboration:
  • Participate in regular team meetings and collaborate with analysts and PMs globally
  • Publish internal research notes that express your conviction and recommendations to the investment management team
  • Maintain regular issuer contact, including in-house and external meetings, which may include travel

Knowledge, skills and behaviours required:
  • Degree or equivalent experience, ideally CFA Charter holder
  • 7-10+ years' industry experience
  • Previous coverage of US Banks & Insurance companies
  • Excellent communication skills to build relationships with issuer senior management teams, and PMs and analysts at Insight, as well as a broad range of market participants outside of the firm

Company Profile:

Insight is a specialist asset manager at the forefront of designing and delivering investment solutions designed specifically to meet our clients' evolving investment needs. Launched in 2002, we have grown to be one of the largest asset managers in the UK, winning industry recognition for our investment capabilities across liability driven investment, fixed income, specialist equities, multi asset and absolute return.

Innovation is key to the development of our investment capability and as leaders in our chosen areas of expertise we continue to look for opportunities to grow and develop our business across new client channels and countries. The key to our success is and will always be the high quality of our professionals combined with the partnerships we create with our clients.

As a leading asset manager Insight has £741.9bn in assets under management as of 30 June 2021.

Department Profile:

The Investment Management Division comprises of experienced and specialised investment professionals who Insight's assets under management (AUM).

Both the structure of the team and the systems platform have been designed to provide scalability as well as complete flexibility. This flexibility allows us to tailor our offering to suit clients' specific requirements, putting our clients' needs at the heart of our investment solutions

Two considerations have shaped our investment range: our clients' objectives and a philosophy of only focusing on those things we know we can do well. This allows us to aim to deliver consistent and repeatable performance.

Our capabilities include fixed income, risk management strategies including liability-driven investment (LDI) and currency risk management, absolute return and multi-asset capabilities. Institutional clients are able to access these capabilities on a segregated account basis or via our pooled fund range.

The fixed income arm of Insight has an AUM of circa. £140bn, split across strategies including global credit, buy and maintain and global absolute return bonds. Within this, the credit investment research team is split evenly between New York and London. In terms of process, the credit team employ a fundamental approach in the evaluation of the creditworthiness of an issuer and the assessment of bonds, comprising of in-depth sector and company fundamental analysis, across both investment grade and high yield credit.

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