(Senior) Investment Analyst

Employer
Torchmark
Location
McKinney, Texas
Salary
Base, bonus, other
Posted
Feb 11, 2019
Closes
Mar 13, 2019
Industry Sector
Insurance
Employment Type
Full Time
Education
Bachelors

Job Description:

The (Senior) Investment Analyst will focus on corporate bond credit research and other related activities required to support a disciplined investment selection and review process for Torchmark Corp. (NYSE: TMK) and its affiliates. The (Senior) Investment Analyst will be the primary coverage of several sectors within Torchmark’s approximately $16 billion portfolio.

  • Monitor and analyze credit risk through research on corporate (and municipal) debt issuers
  • Provide timely research opinions and investment recommendations (verbal and written) to enhance portfolio objectives
  • Track existing holdings, maintain written analysis, and communicate on issuer-specific and industry-wide developments and trends
  • Maintain in-depth knowledge of a wide range of industries and bond issuers
  • Develop relationships with sell-side analysts, industry experts, and attend conferences to support research

Required Skills:

  • Strong, detail-oriented analytical and reasoning skills with ability to analyze large quantities of information efficiently and effectively
  • Proficiency in financial statement analysis and other relevant information
  • Ability to be a team player on collaborative efforts, self-starting, and exhibiting ownership of assigned sector coverage
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, writing, and presentation skills; must construct and defend a recommendation
  • Strong computer skills required with proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Bloomberg, and other investment-related software  

Required Experience:

  • Strong academic background: bachelor’s degree in a relevant field
  • 2+ years of relevant post-undergraduate work experience
  • Progression/interest in the CFA program Preferred

Preferred:

  • Investment (credit, equity, or related) research background
  • Accounting and/or finance degree
  • CFA/MBA or equivalent a plus