Fixed Income Credit Research Analyst with State Street Global Advisors, Officer

Recruiter
State Street
Location
Krakow, Poland
Salary
Not disclosed
Posted
19 Jan 2022
Closes
09 Feb 2022
Ref
R-684787
Approved employers
Approved employer
Contract type
Permanent
Hours
Full time
Experience level
Qualified accountant

Who we are looking for

Are you passionate about business strategy?

  • Do you seek opportunities to use data and analytics to make business decisions?
  • Do you want to work in a diverse, multi-cultural environment?
  • Are you forward-thinking, curious and naturally dissatisfied with an outdated status quo?
  • This role can be performed in a hybrid model, where you can balance work from home and office to match your needs and role requirements.

Why this role is important to us

Founded 40 years ago as the asset management arm of State Street Corporation, State Street Global Advisors (SSGA) is grounded in State Street’s 225-year heritage of helping people manage their assets wisely. Today, we’re the world’s third-largest asset manager with over $3 trillion in assets under management for more than 2800 clients, ranging from central banks and sovereign wealth funds to pensions, foundations, and investment advisors.

Our Investment team designs and manages investment strategies as well as solutions for a broad spectrum of clients across the world.

What you will be responsible for

The Fixed-Income Credit Research team currently has Analysts working in our Boston, Stamford/CT, and London offices. Analysts on the team are responsible for comprehensive fundamental credit analysis and industry research, which support SSGA’s global fixed-income strategies.   Candidates will support their assigned Credit Research Analyst(s), with primary responsibilities to include industry and issuer monitoring and preparation of written research reports. Candidates will also assist with ad-hoc research projects, which may be circulated to internal and external clients.  Analysts in this role are expected to collaborate effectively within an immediate team and across organizational functions with business units, Finance, Treasury, Risk, and IT to share knowledge, expertise and guidance.

While initial responsibilities will be focused on supporting the Credit Research teams in our Boston, Stamford, and London offices, SSGA has an institutional goal of establishing an experienced team in our Krakow office.  We view the further development of our investment management capabilities in our Krakow office as an integral part of the global advancement of our fixed-income capabilities, and expect that the growth in experience, and in staffing, for our Credit Research team in Krakow will play a key role in that advancement.

Responsibilities

  • Support the fundamental credit research efforts on assigned sectors, working closely with the senior credit research analysts.
  • Sector-specific credit research output will be utilized by a variety of portfolio management constituents for Cash and Investment Grade strategies, and as such the candidate will contribute to strategically important outputs for all strategies, including:
  • Assist in primary review, credit analysis, financial modeling and documentation of all new issue and secondary credits in assigned sectors.
  • Building knowledge of relative value and pricing of assigned credits, in order to assist in the process of evaluation and communication buy/hold/sell investment opinions for all assigned fixed income credits.
  • The maintenance of credit approval lists for global Cash strategies, which includes timely written reports and analysis of approved issuers, as well as the identification and analysis of companies in assigned industries for possible future investment approval.
  • Managing and executing the fulfillment of reporting requirements for assigned sectors and credits, including regulatory and client-specific documentation.
  • Support the maintenance of current investment recommendations and credit opinions in our internal database.
  • Assist in the preparation and presentation of periodic “sector deep dives”.
  • Assist in the effective communication of sector developments and investment strategy within assigned sectors throughout the investment organization.
  • Build industry relationships with external management teams, rating agencies and sell-side analysts, and maintain open and frequent communications with these parties.  
  • Provide support to the Asset Stewardship and Portfolio Strategist teams to advance the firms’ goals with regards to responsible investing, which includes stewardship and integrating environmental, social and governance (ESG) principles into our fixed income investment solutions, including:
  • Assessing a company’s management of ESG risk and green bond issuance opportunities.
  • Assist in investee engagement on a variety of issues including corporate sustainability and impact performance, disclosure of impact metrics, alignment with sustainability & impact goals.
  • Work with our Stewardship team to engage, track and organize company meetings as well as annual impact reporting, delivering ad hoc thought pieces and other external communications.

Requirements:

All candidates should possess or exhibit:

  • Bachelor's Degree, preferably in a business-related discipline. (Accounting background or CFA preferred)
  • Positive attitude, strong work ethic, ability to work independently yet also maintain strong team orientation.
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and multi-task
  • Passion for investing
  • Possess high interpersonal skills as well as strong written and verbal communication capabilities.
  • Experience in an investment, accounting, or a financial services environment, preferred.
  • Strong understanding of financial statements.
  • Familiarity with financial software and databases (eg FactSet, Bloomberg).
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications; advanced Excel skills and modelling experience preferred.

We offer

The position offers home office work possibility/option for those located in different city

  • Employee savings plan
  • Premium life insurance package
  • VIP medical package
  • International operating environment
  • Language classes
  • Soft skills trainings
  • Technical workshops
  • Development sessions with a mentor
  • Diversity of opportunities across a range of challenging and highly complex activities
  • Technical or leadership career pathway

Are you the right candidate? Yes!

We truly believe in the power that comes from the diverse backgrounds and experiences our employees bring with them. Although each vacancy details what we are looking for, we don’t necessarily need you to fulfil all of them when applying. If you like change and innovation, seek to see the bigger picture, make data driven decisions, and are a good team player, you could be a great fit.

About State Street Global Advisors

What We Do. As the asset management arm of State Street Corporation, State Street Global Advisors has served the world’s governments, institutions and financial advisors for over four decades. With a rigorous, risk-aware approach built on research, analysis and market-tested experience, we build from a breadth of active and index strategies to create cost-effective solutions. As stewards, we help portfolio companies see that what is fair for people and sustainable for the planet can deliver long-term performance. And, as pioneers in index, ETF, and ESG investing, we are always inventing new ways to invest. As a result, we have become one of the world’s largest asset managers with trillions of dollars under our care.

Our Mission. At State Street Global Advisors our mission is to invest responsibly to enable economic prosperity and social progress. We are driven by a desire to help our clients, and those who rely on them, achieve a better future. We have a long history of developing innovative investment strategies to provide our clients with reliable and transparent returns, cost-effectively, and without excessive risk.

Work, Live and Grow. We make all efforts to create a great work environment. Our benefits packages are competitive and comprehensive. Details vary by location, but you may expect generous medical care, insurance, and savings plans, among other perks. You’ll have access to Flexible Work Programs to help you match your needs. And our wealth of development programs and educational support will help you reach your full potential.

Inclusion, Diversity, and Social Responsibility. We truly believe our employees’ diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives are a powerful contributor to creating an inclusive environment where everyone can thrive and reach their maximum potential while adding value to both our organization and our clients. We warmly welcome candidates of diverse origin, background, ability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, and personality. Another fundamental value at State Street is active engagement with our communities around the world, both as a partner and a leader. You will have tools to help balance your professional and personal life, paid volunteer days, matching gift programs, and access to employee networks that help you stay connected to what matters to you.

State Street is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.

For further information, and to apply, please visit our website via the “Apply” button below.

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