Credit Research Analyst

Aflac   •  

New York, NY

Industry: Accounting, Finance & Insurance

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8 - 10 years

Posted 32 days ago

Overall Responsibilities

  • Credit Analyst will be responsible for proactively monitoring assigned sectors and taking the lead in making recommendations for portfolios supporting global insurance products.
  • Credit analysts must conduct in-depth market research across assigned sectors to supportinvestment recommendations.   Key components of this analysis will include, but not be limited to, key trends and competitive landscape in assigned sectors; review of company financialreports; earnings and news releases; and a framework for analyzing relative value within and across industry sectors.  Monitor, gather, and organize information critical to the credit investment decision process.    Provide verbal and written summaries of relevant information.  Calculate key credit metrics, particularly liquidity, leverage, and cash flow ratios.
  • Identify potential new investments for the portfolio; Keep senior credit analyst / team lead and portfolio manager apprised of key news events
  • Prepare oral and written analyses and summaries to other credit analysts and key stake holders as needed. 
  • Have a detailed understanding of each bonds’ position in the capital structure.
  • Perform relative value analysis for the portfolio.
  • Maintain relationships with sell-side analysts, rating agencies and company management to keep up to date on investment opportunities.
  • Update and manage relevant internal and external sources of data.
  • Conduct ad hoc projects, analyses, and other support to relevant stakeholders as required 

 

Qualifications

 CandidateQualifications

  • Direct experience in Credit Research and a minimum of 8 years of experience.
  • B.A. / B.S degree in finance, engineering, mathematics, statistics, or similar quantitative discipline is required.  MBA and/or CFA preferred.
  • Requirements include: strong analytical capabilities, excellent verbal and written communication skills, desire to work in a collaborative team environment.
  • Buy-sideexperiencepreferred although not required.
  • Self-motivated, able to work in a fluid environment and to complete tasks independently yet, interact in a team environment.
  • Highly organized with the ability to work on multiple projects with different deadlines independently.

 

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