To monitor the major trends and risks in the industries/sectors for which you are responsible
To maintain and publish a credit outlook regarding the fundamentals for these industries, together with a view on the drivers of their credit valuations
To conduct fundamental research on the core issuers that fall within your remit, including performing financial analyses, meeting company managements, carrying out industry analysis, attending conferences and interacting with various teams
To issue high-conviction and executable bond recommendations that reflect a range of risk appetites and investment strategies, from core-holdings in defensive portfolios to more opportunistic or risky instruments (corp hybrid, bank sub, not rated) in more offensive portfolios
To actively market your recommendations and contribute to credit publications
To contribute to the credit team's discussions on individual ideas, with a view to setting convictions within the wider research team
To assist portfolio managers in assessing various instruments and private client portfolios
To contribute with other research team members to efforts to develop and articulate a clear Credit Strategy.
Postgraduate degree in finance, economics or a business-related field, ideally complemented by a Master's degree in Finance, an MBA or a CFA (can be in progress)
At least 8 years' experience covering banks, ideally with good knowledge/experience of insurance companies
Extensive credit experience, ideally as a buy-side analyst for an asset manager and, if not, as a sell-side analyst for an investment bank or as a ratings analyst for a ratings agency
Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written/Excellent public-speaking and presentation skills
Ability to work effectively as part of a team
Excellent knowledge of the methodologies used by ratings agencies
Proficient user of the credit-focused tools and functions of Bloomberg.
Strong IT skills (knowledge of VBA and ACCESS would be a plus)
Fluent French and English. Command of other languages would be an asset
Swiss residency required or willing to relocate.
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