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European Credit Analyst

Meredith Brown Associates
London, United Kingdom
£Exc + Bens & Bonus
Closing date
Dec 16, 2022

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Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Role & Responsibilities
  • Undertake fundamental analysis, for a broad list of European investment grade companies, focusing on company fundamentals, ESG risks, and structural/technical risks that can impact credit quality, and in turn credit pricing.
  • Based on your research outcomes, you will provide relative value recommendations (position signals) for all companies covered.
  • Represent the credit process to external parties, and to work to continuously improve the global credit process over time.
  • Continuous monitoring of credits under coverage will also be carried out, including analysis of quarterly results, corporate releases and news flow.
  • The Credit Analyst will undertake timely analysis and communicate any material changes in credit profile to the investment team based on perceived priorities.
  • Frequently involved in client meetings, new business presentations, and other external sessions, for which communication and presentation skills are required.
  • Be able to evaluate (and act on) new issuance opportunities in a timely manner.
  • The Credit Analyst will liaise with any of sell side analysts, sales coverage, traders, ratings agencies or issuer management to facilitate fundamental credit analysis.
  • Develop relative value analysis skills to enable rounded recommendations encompassing both credit and relative value. These skills will be applied to generate investment recommendations.
  • Work closely with the team's portfolio managers and analysts to ensure full coverage of appropriate developments in key holdings.

Background & Experience
  • Have a demonstrable track record of Credit Analyses from with an Asset Manager.
  • A minimum of five years of experience in investment grade credit analysis with a a broad sector coverage, with relevant relative value credit experience.
  • A strong fundamental analysis background to include financial analysis, evaluation of industry fundamentals, management/strategy assessment, ESG risks, ability to question company management, among others.
  • Ability to assess the relative value of IG bond investment opportunities through the evaluation of risk-reward factors, legal structure, capital structure, bond covenants, technical/fundamental drivers, and the value of other issuers within a certain industry.
  • Hold a high degree of integrity and level of confidence and professionalism in all dealings with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Able to articulate their opinions on a credit, and any related investment recommendation of that credit, to PMs of different products by written and oral means.
  • Able to communicate effectively and quickly, both orally and in written form.
  • Strong attention to detail and a high level of accuracy.

Please note that due to the high volume of applicants responding to our adverts we are regrettably not able to feedback on all applications; only successful candidates will be contacted.

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