The role of the Credit Intern is to provide analysis in support of the team’s management of corporate bond holdings for the firm’s clients. Analysis will be focused on UK and European corporates and financial issuers. A responsibility of the Credit Intern may be the production of company and sectorial research, or a specific project impacting portfolio positioning and strategy. The role will be based in Edinburgh.
- Develop a knowledge of corporate bond markets, help generate trade ideas and strategies that help drive portfolio performance
- Discussion of ideas with wider portfolio management team and analysts
- Become familiar with a range of investment systems and processes, and keeping up-to-date with any enhancements
- Meet with companies and subsequently write reports capturing key data identified
- Can work effectively with a mentor/coach in order to improve technical and personal development
- Support portfolio managers and investment specialists in the production and maintenance of presentation materials
Core skill requirements / interests
We are looking for someone who is hard-working, enthusiastic, numerate, who has the ability to analyse and think for themselves, who wishes to learn about credit analysis and investments, and who will fit in to a strong team culture. Excel and or/modelling skills will be useful.
- Professionalism and Integrity – the role holder may be privy to highly confidential information and will be expected to act in a professional manner at all times
- Initiative & Decision Making and Judgement – the role holder will be expected to be proactive and to confidently make informed decisions, often independently, demonstrating sound judgement.
- Self-Motivation – the role holder should be self-confident and thrive in a dynamic ever changing environment, where there are opportunities to seize new opportunities to learn and grow.
- Responsibility – demonstrates a strong work ethic and takes the initiative to meet customer demand. Looks for opportunities to create value for the customer.
- Relationship Management – the role holder will be expected to have strong interpersonal skills and to build and maintain strong relationships with groups / individuals across all levels in the organisation and externally
- Communicating and Influencing – the role holder will have excellent verbal and written communication skills and be able to explain and communicate key issues clearly whether verbally or in writing.
- Team work – is supportive of colleagues and is willing to share ideas and listen to others.