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Job Description Basic Purpose:
Fixed Income Municipal Analyst with an emphasis on recommending investment risks and opportunities to add value across the MFS municipal bond platform and beyond. Specific experience in the municipal space analyzing state and local general obligation and related credits, single and multi-family housing, and structured credits is a plus; covered sectors may evolve.
• Conduct independent research on borrowers and sectors via financial statements, rating agency reports, and various other sources.
• Using this research, build and maintain financial models.
• Integrate ESG factors into analysis.
• Incorporating a relative value framework, develop borrower and sector investment recommendations/actions for fixed income portfolios.
• Participate in team meetings to develop group investment strategies.
• Verbally communicate research and investment recommendations to portfolio managers, traders, and other analysts.
• Write investment reports synthesizing research for distribution across the fixed income platform and inclusion in the fixed income database.
• Additional projects as needed.
Representative Skills & Attributes Contributing to Success in Analyst Role:
• Strong modeling and data management skills.
• Ability to analyze detailed documents and financial statements.
• Effective written and verbal communication including the ability to organize, interpret, and summarize information into concise written and verbal formats.
• Thrive within a collaborative team structure, including cross-asset class collaboration.
• Receptiveness to and incorporation of feedback from manager and peers.
• A constant growth mentality to meet evolving market expectations and an openness to developing new skills and tools.
• Bachelor's degree in relevant field. MBA, CFA, or other relevant advanced degree preferred.
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