Credit Research Analyst – Consumer

Location
Chicago, Illinois
Salary
Salary and bonus
Posted
Apr 15, 2021
Closes
Apr 29, 2021
Industry Sector
Asset Management
Employment Type
Full Time

The Role

We are looking for a credit analyst to take a role in our Consumer sector group with a specific focus on the North American Consumer Non-Cyclical subsectors.  You will use your judgment and experience to make fund management recommendations.  You will work collaboratively with research colleagues across AI, fund managers and other AI research and strategy teams to formulate and underpin security selection recommendations.

Responsibilities

You will be responsible for:

  • Undertaking analysis and strategic research in assigned regions providing input into investment grade and high yield fund management decisions
  • Working collaboratively with team colleagues, fund managers and other AI research & strategy teams to help formulate and underpin security selection recommendations
  • Publish investment recommendations and provide credit updates as necessary
  • Monitoring the performance of investment recommendations via extensive financial modeling, relative value analysis, industry conference attendance, and sell-side discussions
  • Evaluate new issues in the primary market

Requirements

  • The ideal candidate will have 2-5 years of leverage finance, investment banking, high yield or investment grade debt capital markets experience (buy or sell side)
  • Experience covering the Consumer sector is considered a plus, not a prerequisite
  • Either a relevant degree (economics, finance, accounting or related discipline) or able to demonstrate a suitable depth of intellectual knowledge and maturity
  • CFA or CPA qualification or progress towards
  • The ability to deliver investment research and/or investment ideas that contribute to superior, risk adjusted results
  • Experience in applying techniques learned in a financial markets environment
  • Quickly able to develop and build relevant modelling tools
  • Authoritative within area of expertise along with a good level of generalist knowledge
  • Well-developed problem solving, decision making and communication skills
  • Energetic and forward thinking with high ethical standards and truly professional approach

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