Credit Research Analyst

  • Initiate International
  • Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Mar 18, 2020
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Job Description

A top tier investment management firm is looking to hire a Credit Research Analyst in their highly regarded credit team in Johannesburg. The job involves assessing and valuing credit risk of companies for the purpose of investing in high yield and investment grade credit products. The Credit Research Analyst will work directly alongside the Portfolio Managers making investment recommendations for portfolio positioning and alpha-generating trade as credit risks and/or values changes

Your responsibilities for this Credit Research Analyst job in Johannesburg will include:

  • Initiate credit research coverage and make investment recommendations for portfolio positioning and alpha-generating trade as credit risks and/or value change
  • Analyse the main ‘top-down’ macro economic and market influences the credit profile of covered corporate on a global basis
  • Research sector and issuer-level news, earnings and other events on a daily basis and analyse their effects on their valuations of various credit instruments
  • Attend and contribute to investment meetings, maintaining an active dialog with other analysts, traders and portfolio managers in order to react if needed

Requirements for this Credit Research Analyst job in Johannesburg:

  • Experience in credit research, either from another buy side firm, an investment bank or credit rating agency
  • Familiarity with different credit products – including bonds, loans and credit default swaps
  • Degree qualified
  • CFA designation would be ideal