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Credit Research Analyst

The Company:  Aflac Asset Mgt. LLC
The Location: 

New York City, NY, US, 10005

The Division:  Global Investment
Job Id:  1908

Position Summary

Aflac Global Investments located in downtown Financial District of New York City is seeking an experienced Credit Research Analyst (sector agnostic) to join as a member of the Credit Team within Investment Management group who will work in close collaboration with the Portfolio Managers, Traders, and the other Credit Analysts in the development and implementation of credit research, analysis, and recommendations consistent with the company’s overall portfolio objectives. 


Key Relationships

Reports to:  Director, Co-Head of Credit Research

Primary Support:  Credit Team

Other Relationships: Other Credit Analysts, Portfolio Managers, Compliance, Legal, Trading Desk, Enterprise Risk Management (ERM), Auditors, Investment Risk Management (IRM), IT and other key stakeholders.


Overall Responsibilities

  • Credit Analyst will be responsible for proactively monitoring 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 support investment recommendations.   Key components of this analysis will include, but not be limited to, key trends and competitive landscape in assigned sectors; review of company financial reports; 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 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

Candidate Qualifications

  • Direct experience in Credit Research wtih 3-5 years’ 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-side experience preferred 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.

We will consider for employment all qualified applicants, including those with a criminal history, in a manner consistent with the requirements of all applicable federal, state, and local laws, including the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance, the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, and the New York City Fair Chance Act. Applicants with criminal histories are encouraged to apply.

Nearest Major Market: Manhattan
Nearest Secondary Market: New York City