Senior Research Analyst - Investment Grade

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Depends on experience
Oct 03, 2022
Nov 02, 2022
Industry Sector
Asset Management
Employment Type
Full Time


We exist to help people achieve financial clarity. At Thrivent, we believe money is a tool, not a goal. Driven by a higher purpose at our core, we are committed to providing financial advice, investments, insurance, banking, and generosity programs to help people make the most of all they’ve been given.

At our heart, we are a membership-owned organization, as well as a holistic financial services organization, dedicated to serving the unique needs of our clients. We focus on their goals and priorities, guiding them toward financial choices that will help them live the life they want today—and tomorrow.

Job Summary

At Thrivent Asset Management our clients trust us to manage $189B in AUM. This trust necessitates the responsibility to generate strong risk adjusted returns that help our clients achieve their goals. To meet this responsibility, we have made a commitment to attracting high caliber people that care deeply about this mission. The commitment to our people and our clients has resulted in strong long-term performance from our investment products. This performance has been recognized by 29 Lipper Awards since 2008 and a top ten Best Fund Family Category ranking from Barron’s in 2021.

We are looking for a Senior Research Analyst who has deep experience in Investment Grade research, who will be responsible for analyzing and recommending the purchase and sale of public investment grade corporate bonds and related securities that contribute to incremental outperformance within the analyst’s assigned industries. A successful candidate should be able to work well in a team environment, effectively prioritize individual workflow and market-driven demands, and generate consistent, superior performance.


Job Responsibilities and Duties

  • Perform independent, fundamental credit analysis on issuers within the analyst’s assigned industries.
  • Analyze issuers’ financial statements from a bondholder’s perspective to develop an opinion of their financial and operational strengths, weaknesses, and directional outlook.
  • Develop and communicate relative value opinions at the industry and credit level that translates into portfolio recommendations.
  • Communicate relevant information and recommendations on a proactive and timely basis.
  • Play an active role in managing credit risk in assigned industries/sectors by monitoring existing holdings and portfolio weights.
  • Utilize all available technological resources to maximize efficiency.

Minimum Job Qualifications

  • 4-year degree with emphasis in finance, business or other relevant subject area.
  • Progress toward or completion of CFA designation.
  • Five to seven years of corporate bond research experience.
  • Strong working knowledge of accounting, finance, and corporate strategy.
  • Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal communications skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to disseminate information concisely and confidently.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master of Business Administration, Finance or other advanced degree in relevant field.
  • 8 to 10 years of corporate bond research experience.


Thrivent provides Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) without regard to race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy, national origin, age, disability, marital status, citizenship status, military or veteran status, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable local, state, or federal law. This policy applies to all employees and job applicants.

Thrivent is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation, please let us know by sending an email to or call 800-847-4836 and request Human Resources.

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