Credit Research Associate

Location
Boston, Massachusetts (US)
Salary
Salary, Bonus, and Profit Share + Benefits
Posted
09 Nov 2018
Closes
09 Dec 2018
Job Function
Credit Analysis
Industry Sector
Asset Management
Employment Type
Full Time
Education
Bachelors

Income Research + Management seeks an individual to join our Investment Team as a Credit Research Associate.  This individual will report to a Credit Team Senior Research Analyst.

Income Research + Management is a Boston-based, privately owned, investment grade fixed income asset management firm.  IR+M delivers strong performance and consistent results through a rigorous, bottom-up security selection process and strives to provide best-in-class client service to our 800+ institutional and private wealth clients. 

Founded in 1987 and located in the heart of Boston’s financial district, IR+M employs 165+ full time professionals and currently manages $70+ Billion in assets. IR+M has a fast-paced, open office environment that is driven by a motivated and collaborative workforce. We offer industry-leading benefits, as well as a challenging, collegial, and rewarding workplace with high levels of employee engagement.

Responsibilities:

  • Perform analysis of quantitative and qualitative factors impacting current and potential high grade fixed income investments across sectors
  • Routinely present fundamental and relative value findings to members of the Credit Team
  • Attend industry conferences as needed
  • Meet with senior management of companies in assigned sectors
  • Speak with credit rating agencies, Wall Street analysts, and other third party research providers
  • Build financial models to stress cash flows and recovery assumptions
  • Work on other ad hoc projects not directly related to credit research as required

Required Skills and Experience:

  • 2-4 years of financial markets or research experience
  • Knowledge of the fixed income market and corporate financial statements
  • Ability to perform financial reporting and analysis
  • Flexibility to juggle multiple priorities and projects for different end users
  • Strong excel skills
  • Ability to work and thrive on a trading desk
  • Critical thinker and proactive problem solver
  • Strong communication skills
  • Collaborative mindset
  • Self-starter – ability to be productive with limited oversight
  • Strong organization skills and attention to detail

Education Requirement:

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Must have, or be willing to work towards, the CFA designation
  • Prior Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) experience or coursework preferred