Barclays Global Investors (BGI) is one of the world’s
largest Fixed Income asset managers providing hedge fund products as well as
total return on long only strategies. For 35 years, BGI has been at the
forefront of developing innovative investment ideas, applying science and
technology to the investment process. Headquartered in San Francisco and named
one of the SF Business Times' ''Best Places to Work in the Bay Area 2007, ''
the Barclays PLC subsidiary employs over 3,500 people globally and manages $2
trillion in assets.
The Credit Analyst will be a member of US Fixed Income
Advanced Active Investments team responsible for generating superior
performance in all active credit portfolios. The Credit Analyst will be
responsible for specific industries (TMT preferred) and making security
specific recommendations across both long/short and long only (high
yield and/or investment grade).
·Actively enhance returns in credit
funds by developing recommendations in specific sectors.
·Work with the quantitative
research team to improve and update BGI proprietary credit models.
·Support the implementation of the credit
process, including active participation in daily and weekly credit meetings.
·Help to develop desk credit
monitoring tools that are easy to use and optimize alpha at lowest
·Opportunistically develop hedge fund
recommendations to enhance return in CorePlus and credit portfolios.
·At least 5 years of experience in
fundamental credit analysis. Telecom/Media/Technology (TMT) preferred.
·In-depth understanding of capital
structure, covenants, industry analysis, default risk, recovery analysis, term
structure and market technicals.
·Knowledge of credit risk management,
including tools and strategies to manage idiosyncratic, industry, systematic
and interest rate risks.
·Willingness to learn the BGI quantitative
research framework a must.
·Ability to prioritize demands from
several portfolio managers and various research mandates in a fast paced, yet
intellectually demanding work environment.
·General understanding of fixed
income instruments, capital markets, hedging and derivatives.
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