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Senior Investment Analyst

Unum Group
Chattanooga, Tennessee
Open / Negotiable
Closing date
May 15, 2024

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This position is responsible for researching a wide range of fixed income investments for a $40+ billion bond/credit portfolio. The individual will provide credit opinions and recommendations on Investment Grade and High Yield securities to Portfolio Managers, the Head of Research, and the Chief Investment Officer. These opinions and recommendations are utilized to evaluate risk and are the basis for buy/sell/hold decisions.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities


Credit Review and Analysis


  • Assess credit quality of various corporate bond offerings and industries using a variety of research tools including but not limited to Bloomberg, rating agencies, third-party research, and SEC filings
  • Assign/maintain formal ratings (e.g., outlook, trading, ESG, etc.) on Investment Grade and High Yield credits and their respective industries
  • Monitor and make recommendations regarding exposures to respective issuers and industries
  • For assigned issuers/industries, provide written research reports and timely updates when appropriate

Credit Management and Trading Recommendations


  • Maintain and develop research contacts and resources with a variety of street, and rating agency analysts
  • Effectively communicate with and critically analyze comments of CEOs, CFOs and Investor Relations Officers at large national and international corporations
  • Make investment recommendations on the purchase or sale of corporate bonds to the Head of Research and Portfolio Managers
  • Partner with our underwriters and other functional areas of the corporation by providing company specific opinions and industry assessments to assist in new business and renewal processes
  • Assume responsibilities for special projects or other duties when required

Job Specifications


  • Minimum Bachelor's degree required; MBA and/or CFA credentials preferred
  • 3+ years relevant work experience in investments; solid knowledge of fixed income markets, economics and credit research required
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills, with the demonstrated ability to quickly and effectively communicate ideas and recommendations
  • Proficiency with Bloomberg and Microsoft Office tools, especially Excel; ability to learn new software and utilize external quantitative tools that value corporate credit risk required
  • Strong financial research skills, producing and maintaining quantitative financial models
  • Excellent problem-solving skills, documentation skills and ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment


Unum is a company of people serving people. As one of the world's leading employee benefits providers and a Fortune 500 company, Unum's financial protection benefits help protect more than 36 million working people and their families from the financial impact of illness or injury. Unum's three distinct, but similarly focused US businesses – Unum US, Colonial Life, and Starmount Life – are each a market leader in making disability, life, accident, critical illness, dental, and vision insurance accessible in the workplace.

Headquartered in Chattanooga, Tennessee, Unum also has significant US operations in Portland, Maine, - and over 35 field offices nationwide. Colonial Life is headquartered in Columbia, South Carolina with over 40 field offices nationwide. Starmount Life is based in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and is the dental and vision center of excellence for Unum in the US.

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