Credit Analyst – Investments

  • £30,000 to £50,000 (depending on experience)
  • London, England, United Kingdom London England GB
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Canada Life Limited
  • 13 Sep 18 2018-09-13

You will be responsible for conducting research into possible bond investments as well as monitoring existing holdings. The provision of high quality research is vital in ensuring the business invests its assets appropriately


London City based,  opposite Bank Station
Salary £30,000 to £50,000 (depending on experience)
Competitive bonus + benefits + study support

Our Investments division, based in the heart of London, comprises a team of highly qualified specialists with approximately £36 billion of assets under management.  An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Credit Analyst to join this successful office, as part of our Fixed Interest team. 

Specific duties will include:   

  • Developing knowledge & skills needed for fixed income research
  • Analysis of individual securities and classes of securities, and other topics as required
  • Recommend and maintain information on credit ratings of corporate agencies
  • Assist with the preparation of internal and external investment presentations
  • Contribute to departmental discussions on fund strategy, economics, asset allocation etc.
  • Continue own development, especially credit research skills, in line with the Division’s objectives 

Essential skills:

  • The ideal candidate will have a minimum 2:1 degree in a numerate subject or equivalent together with strong interpersonal skills and a can-do attitude.  
  • You will have some experience of doing credit or equity research and be  willing to study for the CFA or equivalent (e.g. a Chartered Accountant) 
  • Together with the above you will be solidly numerate and have excellent time management skills required to meet deadlines. You will also have strong analytical skills together with the ability to gather information and use it to draw sound conclusions. Alongside this you will be able to make clear written and oral presentations and plan and organise your work to a good standard.

About Canada Life:

Canada Life is the UK subsidiary of the Great West Life Assurance Company which is owned by Great West Lifeco.  Great West Lifeco is the largest Canadian Life and Health Insurance Company and serves several million people worldwide providing a wide range of retirement savings and income plans as well as comprehensive protection contracts for individual and families. 
Canada Life began operations in the United Kingdom in 1903 and looks after the retirement, investment and protection needs of individuals and companies alike. We are a leading provider of products and services in these sectors operating from offices in Potters Bar, London, Bristol and the Isle of Man employing over 1000 people.