Credit Analyst

Employer
TCW
Location
Los Angeles, California
Salary
Commensurate with experience
Posted
Dec 17, 2021
Closes
Jan 16, 2022
Ref
2021-1680
Industry Sector
Asset Management
Employment Type
Full Time
Education
Bachelors

Position Summary

The Credit Analyst is a member of the corporate credit research team within the Fixed Income Group in the Los Angeles office.  This role reports to the Head of Credit Research and works closely with other investment professionals in a team-oriented, trading floor environment.  The Credit Analyst generates investment recommendations for our investment grade, high yield and bank loan portfolios within their coverage sectors.  Specific sector coverage will be determined during the interview process but may include telecommunications, cable, and technology.  In addition to proven credit analysis expertise, the candidate must possess highly professional communication skills to effectively present memorandum to credit committee. 

Essential Duties

  • Present detailed investment memorandum including industry analysis, financial projections, credit analysis, covenant reviews, valuation analysis, relative value analysis, recovery analysis and investment recommendation
  • Create and maintain financial models and databases, which are used to monitor and analyze both existing and prospective investments
  • Compile industry and company data from a broad array of sources, such as regulatory filings, sell-side research, external databases, trade journals, and industry sources
  • Maintain industry scorecards and relative value frameworks
  • Conduct meetings and sustain relationships with management teams, sell-side analysts, rating agency analysts and industry experts
  • Monitor and synthesize news flow, company announcements, and industry reports related to portfolio investments
  • Evaluate new issue investment opportunities

Required Qualifications

  • Minimum 6 years of buy-side or sell-side research and/or investment banking experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree from a competitive university or college with strong academic performance and relevant coursework
  • Excellent finance, accounting and math skills
  • Solid proficiency with Bloomberg, Excel, Word and PowerPoint

Professional Skills Qualifications

  • Diligent, hard-working, responsible, willing to work both in a team setting and independently, and have proven these characteristics
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong work ethic and uncompromising attention to detail
  • Proven ability to work in a fast-paced environment and remain organized and productive under challenging time constraints
  • Initiative to complete tasks and enhance output under limited supervision
  • Entrepreneurial attitude, intellectual curiosity, creativity to identify investment opportunities

Desired Qualifications

  • Graduate degree and/or CFA designation preferred; or, equivalent work experience

 

 

EOE, including disability/vets.  Please visit www.tcw.com for more information.

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