Purpose of the Role:
The fixed income analyst will work alongside a senior analyst/portfolio manager and is involved in all aspects the investment research process, except that he/she is not held accountable for the investment result. The purpose of this design is to allow the fixed income analyst time to entrench company’s investment philosophy and accumulate a sound knowledge base.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • The analyst’s key duties will be to assist in sourcing, filtering, and analysing information in order to calculate the fair value of listed fixed income and credit securities.
  • Effective communication (written and oral) to the senior analyst and the team will be a crucial requirement.
  • A fixed income analyst is required to swiftly grasp key investment drivers for stocks under coverage and will be immediately responsible for:
  • Updating and building financial models ·
  • Forecasting company earnings and cash flow ·
  • Sourcing and analysing industry information ·
  • Assisting with the writing of detailed stock research reports
  • Effectively communicating completed work through succinctly written reports and presentations

Qualifications:

Honours – level degree in commerce or sciences with a quantitative orientation ·

  • Strong academic results from a reputable university with a quantitative focus,
  • Progress towards achieving a CFA qualification is strongly advantageous

Skills/Competencies and experience:

  • Work experience (2-3years) should be indicative of an excellent work ethic and above – average performance in prior roles. Ideally experience as a Quants Analyst in Asset Management, Investment Banking or Actuarial Science
  • or experience as a Fixed Income Analyst in an Asset Management company

Key Character Traits:
· Self-motivated – The ability to work with broad objectives and to self-navigate workflow ·

  • Excellent time management and the ability to work independently towards deadlines ·
  • The ability to multitask and be able to manage varied projects at once ·
  • A high level of initiative, motivation, interest and drive ·
  • Genuine curiosity to learn and engage in topics beyond focus of studies ·
  • Evidence of interest in researching current affairs, company business models and financial markets ·
  • Willingness to invest time and effort into a steep learning curve.
  • Candidates will be required to add value immediately

This position represents an excellent opportunity to build your career in the fixed income space within a dynamic growing organisation that is intent on developing their fixed income capability.

To apply for this job email your details to operations@asearch.co.za


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