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Credit Research Analyst – Consumer

Aviva Investors
Chicago, Illinois
Salary and bonus
Closing date
Jun 24, 2023

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Job Function
Credit Analysis, Fixed Income Research: Buy Side
Industry Sector
Asset Management
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Details

Credit Research Analyst – Consumer – Chicago


This is a great job for someone who has knowledge of leverage Finance, investment banking, high yield, or investment grade debt capital markets experience.


A bit about the job:

We are looking for a credit analyst to take a role in our Consumer sector group with a specific focus on the North American Consumer Cyclical subsectors.  You will use your judgment and experience to make fund management recommendations.  You will work collaboratively with research colleagues across AI, fund managers and other AI research and strategy teams to formulate and underpin security selection recommendations.


You will be responsible for:

•             Undertaking analysis and strategic research in assigned regions providing input into investment grade and high yield fund management decisions

•             Working collaboratively with team colleagues, fund managers and other AI research & strategy teams to help formulate and underpin security selection recommendations

•             Publish investment recommendations and provide credit updates as necessary

•             Monitoring the performance of investment recommendations via extensive financial modelling, relative value analysis, industry conference attendance, and sell-side discussions

•             Evaluate new issues in the primary market


Skills and experience we’re looking for:

  • Experience covering the Consumer sector is considered a plus, not a prerequisite

  • Either a relevant degree (economics, finance, accounting, or related discipline) or able to demonstrate a suitable depth of intellectual knowledge and maturity

  • CFA or CPA qualification or progress towards

  • The ability to deliver investment research and/or investment ideas that contribute to superior, risk adjusted results

  • Experience in applying techniques learned in a financial market’s environment


What you’ll get for this role:

  • Generous 401k match

  • Eligibility for annual performance bonus

  • Generous vacation entitlement plus bank holidays

  • Aviva Matching Share Plan and Save As You Earn scheme

  • 21 volunteering hours per year


Aviva is for everyone:

We are inclusive and welcome everyone – we want applications from people with diverse backgrounds and experiences.

Excited but not sure you tick every box? Research tells us that women, particularly, feel this way.  So, regardless of gender, why not apply. And if you’re in a job share just apply as a pair.


We flex locations, hours and working patterns to suit our customers, business, and you.

Most of our people are smart working – spending around 60% of their time in our offices and 40% at home.


We interview every disabled applicant who meets the minimum criteria for the job. Once you’ve applied, please send us an email stating that you have a disclosed disability, and we’ll interview you.

We’d love it if you could submit your application online..  If you require an alternative method of applying, send an email to


We help our 33 million customers to save for the future and manage the risks of everyday life. To give these customers the best possible products and service we know we must make Aviva the most attractive choice for talented, entrepreneurial people with diverse backgrounds and an evolving range of expertise and insight.

So, we’re passionate about helping our 29,500 people to do the best work of their lives, to enable them to make a positive difference to the lives of our customers.


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