• Purpose of the Role:
    The fixed income analyst will 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

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

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