Fixed Income Research Associate London - Industrial Team

  • Competitive
  • London, England, United Kingdom
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Fidelity Investments
  • 06 Nov 17 2017-11-06

At Fidelity, we are focused on making our financial expertise broadly accessible and effective in helping people live the lives they want— from the 23 million people investing their life savings, to the 20,000 businesses managing their employee benefits programs, to the 10,000 advisors and institutions needing innovative technology solutions to invest their clients’ money. To do this well, as a privately held company, we place a high degree of value in nurturing a work environment that attracts the best talent and reflects our commitment to being an employer of choice. For more information about Fidelity Investments, visit

The Department

Fidelity’s Fixed Income Division is one of the country’s leading fixed income managers with over $800 billion in fixed income assets managed by a staff of roughly 200 investment professionals.  At Fidelity, we combine fundamental research on domestic and international debt issuers with macroeconomic and quantitative analysis to develop investment decisions aiming to maximize risk-adjusted total return for our clients. The Fixed Income Division is headquartered in Merrimack, New Hampshire, though more than 20 division members are located in Fidelity’s London office.

The Position

Based in London, we are seeking a Research Associate for our Investment Grade Research Team covering industrial companies in Europe and Asia.  The Research Associate position designed to recruit talented and industrious individuals to support Fidelity’s bond and money market investment process, and to train them with the foundational skills to launch successful careers in finance and investing.

The Associate will support Research Analysts in: (i) providing in-depth coverage of assigned industrial credits and sectors; (ii) building and maintaining financial models; (iii) drafting and producing research material; (iv) maintaining robust and accurate data; (v) communicating credit opinions; and (vi) generating investment ideas.  The Associate will interact regularly with analysts, portfolio managers and traders, both in the UK and the US, across a variety of investment mandates.  Our investment process is heavily team-based and the successful Associate will contribute regularly and effectively to group activities. 

The Fixed Income Division’s Research Associate Program is designed to provide the participants with experience in fixed income research and investing, as well as in-depth training in a particular sector(s) of the market.   Participation in this program may last up to 4 years and is mentorship based.  After 4 years, the Associate is expected to either find another position internally, or externally, or pursue additional education.


The candidate must have a Bachelor’s degree ideally in Economics and/or Finance and preferably have completed coursework in accounting and finance.

We also require:
• Strong analytical, quantitative, and problem solving skills
• Expertise in Excel – programming is a strong plus
• Strong critical thinking skills are important
• Excellent oral and written communication skills
• The ability to work and contribute as part of a team
• Strong attention to detail

London, England