Research Analyst/Rates Strategist

Employer
MFS Investment Management
Location
Singapore, Singapore
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Oct 21, 2019
Closes
Nov 08, 2019
Ref
6700678
Job Function
Banking
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Education
Bachelors
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Job Description BASIC PURPOSE :
Using discretion and judgment, research Developed and Emerging Markets sovereign and agency debt issuers and currencies, focusing on Asian markets, to develop investment recommendations for the fixed income portfolios managed by MFS.

PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES :
  • Conduct independent research to develop investment recommendations in the areas of sovereign and agency bonds and currencies for the fixed income portfolios managed by MFS.
  • Contribute to firm-wide discussions regarding interest rates and foreign exchange strategy.
  • Develop internal models and use external research sources to provide perspectives on sovereign and agency bonds and derivatives, yield curves and foreign exchange.
  • Using research sources and various business publications, work independently to structure, develop and communicate investment recommendations, assigning ratings (buy/hold/sell) to sovereign issuers, their bonds and currencies.
  • Attend conferences and meet external experts and the relevant authorities in issuing countries to gather investment ideas and develop investment themes.
  • Act as the in-house expert on various Asian sovereign debt markets.
  • Performs additional duties as directed.

JOB REQUIREMENTS:
  • Masters of Business Administration or CFA charter holder preferred. Minimum 5-7 years of relevant industry experience, which should include Asian developed and emerging market sovereign issuer analysis and ideally currency strategy.
  • Good working knowledge of the Asian interest rates markets, the international financial market, bonds, interest rate derivatives and currencies.
  • Relevant sovereign debt market experience should include experience with bonds and derivatives, as well as a variety of other capital structure analysis skills.
  • Proven ability to work independently and think critically in formulating and assessing investment recommendations.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills for work in a team environment and for interactions with clients.
  • Willingness to travel extensively in the region, as well as to MFS investment offices in Boston and London.


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