Associate Credit Analyst

Employer
M&G plc.
Location
London, United Kingdom
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Jan 23, 2022
Closes
Feb 06, 2022
Ref
13426471
Job Function
Accounting/Audit/Tax
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Education
Bachelors
At M&G our vision is: to become the best loved and most successful savings and investment business and we're looking for people who are excited about joining us on our journey. We're digitally transforming and investing heavily in technology and innovation to develop new and improved customer propositions that really raise the bar for our customers. To help us achieve our vision we're looking for exceptional people who live our values and behaviours and who can inspire others; embrace change; deliver results and keep it simple.

We know that an inclusive environment makes us more accessible and ensures we attract, engage, promote and retain exceptional people. We welcome applications from all individuals regardless of age, gender/gender identity, sexual orientation, ethnicity/nationality, disability, or military service and welcome those who have taken career breaks. We will consider flexible working arrangements or home working arrangements for any of our roles.

What you can expect from us:
We are committed to creating an environment where you can be exceptional at all you do. To help us deliver this, we promise to:
  • Challenge Your Limits by creating a stimulating working environment and providing opportunities for you to be involved in meaningful and challenging work
  • Support Your Aspirations with a commitment to learning and development that helps you achieve and build your experience with people who want you to succeed
  • Value Your Input whereby leaders and managers will involve you in key decisions, listen to your thoughts and recognise the important contribution you make
  • Balance Your Life through a work life partnership that focuses on making this an inclusive, diverse and friendly place to work and offers the flexibility and support that enables everyone to be at their best

How do we support our employees:
All M&G plc employees will be supported in the workplace through our M&G Employee Assistance Programme (EAP). If you need counselling, confidential financial or legal advice. The service is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and offers access to qualified professionals who can provide specialist information, advice and support on many issues. It offers a broad range of services, including help with family issues, maintaining work/life balance and mental health support.

An opportunity has arisen for an Associate Analyst to join M&G's Corporate Credit Research team. The team, one of the largest and most experienced credit research teams in Europe, provides independent, actionable insights to fund managers in order to aid portfolio construction.
An Associate Analyst in the Corporate Credit Research team plays a key role on corporate coverage alongside our Senior Analysts, whilst also developing their own primary analyst skills over time.

Responsibilities
  • Supporting senior analysts in the coverage of their sector on a daily basis
  • Undertaking specific credit work and sector work under the supervision of a Senior Analyst
  • Assisting the senior analyst in their monitoring responsibilities
  • Developing and maintaining corporate and sectoral financial models
  • Updating and monitoring the M&G proprietary ESG scorecard for companies covered by their team
  • Providing back up to other analysts within both their analyst group ('pod') and the broader team.
  • Playing a key role in the corporate action process
  • Building and maintaining working relationships with key stakeholders from across the business, including fund management teams
  • Developing primary analyst skills over time, with the potential to take on responsibility for a small sector or sub-sector themselves
  • Representing their team in strategic projects within Investments

Skills
  • High integrity and strong interpersonal skills
  • Proactive and adaptable problem solver who is self-motivated
  • Highly organised and able to thrive in a time-pressured role
  • Able to work independently but collaborate both within and across teams
  • Proven numerical skills, analytical curiosity and rigorous attention to detail
  • Exceptional communication/presentation skills with a strong command of the English language (verbal and written skills).
  • Knowledge of Credit Risk Analysis and the public Rating Agency process would be beneficial
  • Knowledge of public debt instruments
  • Strong in Excel and ideally proficient in Bloomberg. BQuant/VBA skills would be beneficial
  • Knowledge of ESG and financial-sector Compliance is welcome
  • Interested in global economic and political events

Experience
  • Strong academic track record
  • Previous experience working with Credit Analysis, Fixed Income or Accounting
  • Progression towards the CFA or Accountancy qualifications desirable

Work Level: Experienced Colleague
Recruiter Name: D ouglas Smith
Closing Date: 7th February 2022

We live by four behaviours at M&G and we ask all our employees to:
  • Inspire Others - Support and encourage each other, creating an environment where everyone can contribute and succeed
  • Embrace Change - Be open to change, willing to be challenged and able to adapt quickly and imaginatively to new ideas
  • Deliver Results - Focus on outcomes, set high standards and deliver with energy and determination
  • Keep it Simple - Cut through complexity and bureaucracy, be clear and decisive and never overcomplicate things

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