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Credit Analyst

Laz Partners
London, United Kingdom
Closing date
Apr 14, 2023

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Job Function
Credit Analysis
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
We are working with a leading global insurer that is looking to hire a Credit Analyst for their London Credit Research team.

The selected candidate will be responsible for conducting fundamental and relative value analysis on an independent basis with full investment decision-making responsibility for individual credits within assigned industries. Industry coverage will depend on prior experience, however the preference is for someone that has covered at least 2-3 industries. Relevant IG Credit research (EUR/GBP/USD) analysis experience is required

This Analyst will be supporting a range of credit-focused client portfolios and there would be a close working relationship with the Senior Credit Analyst and others on the team.

This is a growing firm and team, with a great and collaborative culture, and the ideal candidate will have 5+ years' relevant work experience. The team offers a flexible working policy with most people in the office 2-3 days a week and the rest of the time spent working from home.

  • Conduct advanced fundamental and relative value analysis on assigned individual credits within industries.
  • Produce high-quality, clear, and concise reports that identify the strengths and challenges of each credit.
  • Source and synthesize data pertaining to assigned credits and industries, including earnings reports, industry data, rating agency considerations, and event risks.
  • Build productive relationships with company management, rating agency analysts, and sell-side analysts.
  • Maintain current knowledge of capital markets, investment practices, trends, and applications, and initiate improvements to the credit monitoring process.
  • Participate in gathering, manipulating, and incorporating data to support projects as needed.
  • Undertake independent IG corporate credit research and analysis based on an established investment framework with primary coverage of issuers from the European Market (EUR), as well as some GBP names (primary market)
  • Focus will be strongly focused towards IG, as well as a few HY issuers
  • Utilise quantitative and qualitative framework to assess credit, fundamental and ESG metrics and provide a detailed understanding of all relevant indicators across the sector
  • Play an active role in the idea generation and research process across IG Corporate Credit and the various portfolios to drive and support investment outcomes

  • Relevant IG Credit research (EUR/GBP/USD) analysis experience is required
  • Relevant degree (economics, finance, accounting, or related discipline) or able to demonstrate a suitable depth of intellectual rigour and maturity.
  • CFA or (or working towards) strongly preferred
  • Great all-round communicator, able to embed themselves in a team-based culture, demonstrate collaborative behaviours and drive decision making and outcomes.
  • Relevant buy-side or sell-side industry experience with specific evidence of IG Credit analysis and/or investment ideas that have contributed to superior, risk-adjusted results.
  • Mature and proven judgment in analysis and strategic insight with practical experience in applying learnt techniques in a financial market environment.
  • Able to develop and build relevant investment tools and to practically apply theoretical and complex techniques.
  • Energetic, collaborative, and forward-thinking with the highest ethical and professional standards.
  • Analytics, balance sheet analysis
  • Skilled problem solver, who can utilize outstanding analytic and decision-making skills

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