Credit Research Analyst

Employer
Franklin Templeton Investments
Location
London, United Kingdom
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Apr 13, 2018
Closes
Apr 17, 2018
Job Function
Other
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Education
Bachelors
At Franklin Templeton Investments, we are dedicated to delivering strong results and exceptional service to clients, team members and business partners. Over 9,000 employees working in 60 offices around the world are dedicated to servicing investment solutions for our clients in more than 150 countries. For over 65 years, our success has been a direct result of the talent, skills and persistence of our people, and we are looking for a Corporate Credit Research Analyst to join our Fixed Income team in London.

What is the Corporate Credit team responsible for?

Our Corporate Credit Research team performs independent credit research and makes recommendations to our portfolio managers. As a Research Analyst in our London office you'll be a key member of our global credit team, focused on European investment grade and/or high yield issuers within several assigned industry sectors. You'll work closely with portfolio managers and analysts in London and other Franklin Templeton offices across the globe, sharing investment ideas, industry insights, and market information.

What are the ongoing responsibilities of a Corporate Credit Research Analyst?

• Perform thorough, well-supported and concise fundamental research on assigned industry sectors
• Conduct independent research by speaking with company management and industry contacts
• Compile data from multiple sources to develop detailed financial models
• Present investment research findings, ideas and recommendations to Portfolio Managers
• Discuss and debate fundamental credit views and relative value recommendations
• Regularly interact with fixed income team members across regions

Qualifications

What qualifications, skills and experience would help someone to be successful?

• Current or prior experience as a credit analyst, ideally covering both investment grade and high yield industry sectors
• Buy-side experience preferred; however rating agency or sell-side experience will also be considered
• Ability and willingness to assume coverage of new sectors as team needs evolve
• Strong working knowledge of fixed income securities and financial markets
• Excellent written and oral communication skills with the ability to articulate financial analysis and recommendations
• Solid analytical and organizational skills; desire to work in a market-driven environment
• Ability to build detailed financial models
• Proficiency with Bloomberg and all Microsoft Office applications; especially Excel
• Bachelor's degree required, an MBA or advanced education would be advantageous
• CFA designation or progress toward obtaining preferred



What makes Franklin Templeton Investments unique?

In addition to the dynamic and professional environment at Franklin Templeton, we strive to ensure that our employees have access to a competitive and valuable set of Total Rewards -the mix of both monetary and non-monetary rewards provided to you in recognition for your time, talents, efforts, and results. Highlights of our benefits include - contributory pension scheme, private healthcare plan, PHI, life insurance, Employee Stock Investment Program, incentive plans, purchase of company funds with no sales charge, educational reimbursement and on-site training.

We believe that being a good corporate citizen is good business. To us, corporate citizenship means being accountable, serving our clients, being an employer of choice, managing our environmental impact, and supporting our communities . An emphasis on corporate citizenship is embedded in our culture and values , and is an important element of how we achieve success.

We are also committed to your learning and development with resources focused around Experience, Exposure, and Education, to help you achieve your professional development goals. Take some time to, meet some of our people , and see what it means to say, "I AM Franklin Templeton."

Franklin Templeton Investments values diversity in its workforce and welcomes employees from different backgrounds, generations, capabilities, cultural identification, sexual orientations, and gender expression, in addition to other attributes that contribute to a truly diverse and inclusive community.

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