Credit Analyst

  • Commensurate with experience
  • Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • Permanent, Full time
  • TCW
  • 21 Nov 18

The Credit Analyst will work as part of the credit research group that supports portfolio management. Duties include (i) monitoring industry and specific credits on an intra-day basis, providing fundamental research analysis, (ii) new issue evaluation, (iii) formulation / communication of investment ideas.

Responsibilities

The Credit Analyst will provide support for the following types of activities, including but not limited to:  financial analysis, covenant analysis, discussions with management, discussions with Street/rating agency analysts, and industry analysis.  The candidate may be called to present findings/investment opinions to the credit committee, thus the ideal candidate must have highly professional communication skills.  Also, responsibilities may include interaction with outside constituents (clients/consultants) describing investment opinions/philosophy.

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum three years of experience in the securities industry with two years in a research analyst position
Bachelor’s Degree from a reputable university or college with strong academic performance and relevant coursework
Graduate degree and/or CFA designation strongly preferred; or, equivalent work experience
Diligent, hard-working, responsible, willing to work both in a team setting and independently, and have proven these characteristics
Excellent math/finance and strong computer skills, particularly Excel
Strong oral and written communication skills
Ability to multi-task in a trade room atmosphere
Entrepreneurial attitude; creativity to search out investment opportunities