Fixed Income / Credit
Salespeople facilitate trades between institutional investors and bond traders. Salespeople are the ultimate relationship managers for their firm’s bond investors. They are always looking for new opportunities while maintaining their existing clients. This role requires a lot of phone, text, email and in-person interfacing. A candidate must have the ability to sell oneself, one’s ideas and their firm’s traders to clients. Must be sharp with financials and aware of volatile market conditions.
A credit trader is a financial professional who executes security trades on behalf of institutional clients based on or related to fixed income investments. A credit trader generally works for broker-dealers and banks. A fixed income trader draws from knowledge on specific markets to develop a trading strategy that responds to trends in the current market and enacts trades on both the sell side and buy side of the business. They also work with different products such as loans and bonds. Traders are expected to develop and monitor assessments on portfolio risk by collaborating with analysts and salespeople and portfolio managers. The reports that a fixed income trader writes influence trading decisions.
An investment asset manager manages a client or company’s assets with the goal of growing their portfolio. An asset manager protects a client against depreciation and mitigates risk. The right candidates such as yourself will be confident, self motivated and have analytical and problem solving skills and will be able to work under pressure.
Investment analysts collect information, perform research, and analyze assets such as stocks, bonds, currencies and commodities. Investment analysts often focus on specific niches and become experts in their chosen fields, such as a particular industry, a geographical region, or a specific asset class. Candidates should be highly self motivated and analytical.
As an analyst, the firm’s team approach will allow you to benefit from the insight of your peers while being responsible and accountable for your individual insights and contributions to the team and client portfolios. Building financial models as well as creating and maintaining relations with industry contacts. There are desk and publishing analysts. A desk research analyst provides revenue trade ideas and strategies based on a variety of sectors. A publishing analyst is someone who does the work of a general research analyst and strategist while also providing research, written reports and recommendations. You must have good communication skills and be able to listen well and build trust. You will be expected to produce informed opinions to support the fundamental integration of relevant insights impacting portfolio construction. As a senior analyst, you will need to be accountable and be willing to take initiative to continuously improve researched and strategic output.
Risk Managers control financial risk by using hedging and other strategies to limit or offset the probability of a financial loss or a company’s exposure to financial uncertainty. Among the risks they try to limit are those due to currency or commodity price changes.
Fulfilling the responsibilities and duties of a credit risk manager requires interpersonal skills, financial skills, research skills, good judgment and negotiation skills. Credit Risk Managers assess and make recommendations based on the banks level of risk exposure. You will be positioned as a liaison role between the credit risk team and the IT department for new business requirements, ensuring efficiency and transparency, as well as enhancing existing reports or workflows. The candidate will provide support on a number of projects (e.g. CECL) regarding building infrastructure around credit risk-related data or information.
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