Emerging Market Debt Analyst, Latin American Corporate Credit

Employer
Wellington Management Company, LLP
Location
Boston, USA
Salary
Competitive
Posted
11 May 2022
Closes
10 Jun 2022
Ref
14853012
Job Function
Other
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Education
Bachelors
WELLINGTON MANAGEMENT

Wellington Management offers comprehensive investment management capabilities that span nearly all segments of the global capital markets. Our investment solutions, tailored to the unique return and risk objectives of institutional clients in more than 60 countries, draw on a robust body of proprietary research and a collaborative culture that encourages independent thought and healthy debate. As a private partnership, we believe our ownership structure fosters a long-term view that aligns our perspectives with those of our clients.

We are transitioning to a hybrid work environment where both remote work and the office play a critical role. Our vision is a future where all employees are empowered to work flexibly to drive the best outcomes for our clients. Flexible work is a mindset and a core value. Our employees are encouraged to work remotely two days a week as a standard practice and will have flexibility in terms of working hours.

THE POSITION

We are currently seeking to recruit a Emerging Market Debt Analyst, Latin American Corporate Credit (Analyst) to join our Emerging Markets Debt (EMD) team. This individual will focus on Latin American quasi-sovereign/corporate credits and provide fundamental credit research on bond issuers across multiple sectors in the region. Specific country/industry coverage will be determined as part of the interview process to reflect the successful candidate's strengths and the team's needs. As an active member of the EMD team, the Analyst will be fully integrated into the investment process and will be expected to provide investment recommendations on the issuers they cover, while also communicating (in writing and verbally) with a broader group of fixed income and equity investment professionals across the firm. Consistent with the issuers in the emerging markets universe, coverage will include both investment grade and below investment grade issuers.

ESSENTIAL SKILLS

The following essential skills and characteristics are required for the role:

• Investment acumen and passion - The Emerging Market Debt Analyst will have an understanding of emerging market corporate credit risk drivers and a familiarity of macroeconomic and industry conditions, to identify mispricing and valuation discrepancies, make investment recommendations, and communicate his/her findings to Portfolio Managers globally. The ideal candidate must exhibit a strong investment philosophy and process that is supported by rigorous top down and bottom-up fundamental research.

• Superior collaboration skills - The successful candidate will enjoy being an individual contributor within a highly collaborative team and embrace the benefits of overlapping lines of idea generation. The Analyst will build strong trusting relationships internally with colleagues. The ability to take risk and challenge investment views is critical, as is the humility to admit mistakes and a desire to learn from others; the Analyst must recognize the benefits of diverse perspectives. The ability to communicate (both verbally and in writing) action-oriented opinions clearly and with conviction and contribute to an open investment dialogue is important.

• Growth mindset - The flexibility and openness to continue learning, evolving and growing as an investor is required. The successful candidate will have a global perspective and creative approach for thinking about innovation and the next generation of the investment industry and evolution of emerging markets.

QUALIFICATIONS

We are seeking an individual with excellent analytical and communication skills, and an eagerness to apply them to the investment decision-making process.

Specific qualifications include:

• Minimum 10+ years of experience in a related role, including previous buy-side or sell-side credit research experience in Latin American Corporate Credit markets across investment grade and below investment grade issuers;
• High level of initiative, and experience developing and implementing value-added investment recommendations;
• Ability to work well in a small, collaborative team, while also communicating and interacting with a broader group of investment professionals.
• Comfort dealing with uncertainty, and an ability to take risk;
• Ability to set priorities and execute a research agenda;
• Independence of thought, an entrepreneurial nature, and a global perspective;
• Self-awareness and resilience amid challenging conditions;
• Excellent interpersonal skills;
• Ability and willingness to travel;
• Strong academic credentials: advanced degree/CFA/CAIA are additive though not required;
• Fluency in Spanish and Portuguese preferred.

Not sure you meet 100% of our qualifications? That's ok. If you believe that you could excel in this role, we encourage you to apply and welcome a chance to review your background. We are dedicated to building and maintaining a diversified workforce and considering a broad array of candidates with a variety of skill, workplace experiences, and backgrounds.

As an equal opportunity employer, Wellington Management ensures that all qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, creed, national origin, age, ancestry, disability (physical or mental), medical condition, citizenship, marital status, pregnancy, veteran or military status, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by applicable law . If you are a candidate with a disability, or are assisting a candidate with a disability, and require an accommodation to apply for one of our jobs, please email us at GMCANINQ@wellington.com .

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