Research Analyst

Bellevue, Washington (Seattle-Area)
Competitive salary based on experience
Feb 15, 2019
Mar 17, 2019
Industry Sector
Asset Management
Employment Type
Full Time

The Opportunity

Steelhead Partners is a hedge fund manager located in Bellevue, WA.  Founded in 1996, we currently manage $900mm in client assets and have 13 employees.  Our firm offers two investment strategies: (1) a concentrated, contrarian, long-short equity strategy, and (2) a convertible bond strategy. 

We are seeking top candidates for a CREDIT ANALYST role on our convertible strategies team.  We provide an environment of dedication and excellence where we reward the achievement and commitment of our team members. 

Professional Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree (or completion by June 2019)
  • Undergraduate coursework in finance, accounting, math and/or economics
  • Job/internships and/or club involvement in investment-related activities
  • CPA or CFA progress is a plus
  • Strong spreadsheet-building skills required; additional technology skills that are highly-valued include model-building or database experience (the ability to manage and manipulate data)
  • Proficiency in credit analysis and financial statement analysis
  • Strong desire to learn about sophisticated financial instruments and strategies from an experienced team
  • Additional areas where experience is valued:
    • Interest rates
    • Political / economic trend analysis
    • Corporate structure analysis
    • Financial derivatives
    • Financial covenants

Personal Characteristics

  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to think critically and objectively
  • Strong attention to detail
  • A self-motivated individual comfortable in a dynamic, unstructured environment
  • The ability to stay organized and multi-task

Example of Duties


  • Company-level credit analysis
  • Conduct valuation research and provide risk measurement analysis

Portfolio Management

  • Portfolio performance analysis
  • Post-trade analytics
  • Risk monitoring / measurement

Operations / Systems

  • Trading / portfolio management system implementation / maintenance
  • Portfolio reporting
  • Ad-hoc projects

Salary & Benefits

Steelhead Partners, LLC offers an outstanding compensation package that includes:

  • Competitive salary, depending on qualifications
  • Annual bonus (discretionary; dependent upon individual and company performance)
  • Medical, dental and vision insurance coverage
  • Long term disability insurance coverage
  • 401(k) Plan