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Fixed Income Global Rates Investment Analyst

Employer
Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation
Location
Juneau, Alaska
Salary
Fixed Income Global Rates Analyst: Entry $100,000-$125,000 Mid - $125,000-$150,000 (DOQ)
Closing date
Jul 31, 2024

Job Details

The Fixed Income Rates Analyst is primarily responsible for working with and leveraging the time of the Fixed Income Portfolio Managers. The successful candidate will work with the portfolio managers to analyze the domestic and global rates portfolios. The Analyst will perform in-depth country and regional research in order to identify relative value and make recommendations for total return opportunities. The Analyst will be responsible for monitoring and maintaining our existing analytics system (BlackRock Aladdin). They will also be expected to provide analytical support to the investment process and perform ad-hoc investment analysis related to the investment goals and strategies. 

Key Duties

  • Perform fundamental analysis of global rate markets and FX
  • Provide daily portfolio risk and performance review and attribution
  • Monitor the new issue market and perform RV analysis of bonds for purchase
  • Maintain analytical tools and produce periodic reports
  • Oversee portfolio FX hedging program

Principal Responsibilities

  • Maintain current knowledge of fundamental economic developments and other factors affecting interest rates within the global investment universe in order assist in buy and/or sell decisions where multiple solutions exist
  • Analyze securities markets by performing credit and relative value analysis and provides input on the specific strategies/securities considered for investment
  • Maintain a sovereign risk scorecard and various existing relative value models and optimization tools
  • Develop new models and trade ideas to add value to the portfolio
  • Monitor FX exposure of the Global portfolio and assume responsibility for FX hedging transactions
  • Produce standard and ad hoc reports as required
  • Assist Portfolio Managers on an as needed basis with tasks outside of main focus

Required Qualifications  

  • College degree in business, finance, quantitative finance, economics or scientific discipline
  • Knowledge in fixed-income analytics, along with the ability to apply the concepts to solve practical portfolio problems.
  • Exceptional technical skills. The analyst will assist in progressing the technical aptitude of the entire fixed income team. Experience with programming in Python, VBA or MATLAB is highly desirable.
  • Highly self-motivated and detail oriented. Ability to work accurately and maintain composure under pressure while meeting strict deadlines.
  • Aptitude to gather relevant facts in a timely manner and make sound decisions quickly.

  Preferred Qualifications

  • Candidates with a firm grasp of sovereign economic fundamentals, fundamental knowledge investment grade sovereign bond and foreign exchange markets and instruments is highly preferred
  • 2+ years related work experience.
  • MBA, MS in finance, or CFA designation
  • Exceptional analytical and quantitative skills
  • Knowledge or demonstrated desire to learn Python, VBA or MATLAB
  • Working knowledge of Blackrock Aladdin or Barclays Point

Key Corporate Attributes

  • Strong commitment to APFC’s vision and its shared values of integrity, stewardship and passion
  • Self-motivation and very strong sense of personal and professional integrity
  • Intellectual curiosity and excellent attention to detail
  • Demonstrated ability to work well in a small collaborative team environment

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may be added, removed or changed at any time with or without notice.

AAP/EEO Statement

APFC provides equal employment and advancement opportunities to all. APFC follows all applicable Federal and State laws and does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or any other class protected by law.

Company

The Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation (“APFC”) is the largest sovereign wealth fund in the United States, with $80 billion of assets under management. We seek to create positive economic impact and long-term value for our Alaskan constituents, the companies we invest in, and the partners with whom we work. We achieve this by partnering with extraordinary managers, prioritizing our deal flow, and providing stable, long-term flexible capital to help companies scale and grow.

Company info
Website
Telephone
907-796-1541
Location
801 West 10th Street
Juneau
AK
99811
United States

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