Credit Analyst Credit Analyst …

in Los Angeles, CA, United States
Permanent, Full time
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Commensurate with experience
in Los Angeles, CA, United States
Permanent, Full time
Be the first to apply
Commensurate with experience
The Credit Analyst is a member of the corporate credit research team within the Fixed Income Group in the Los Angeles office. This role reports to the Director of Credit Research and works closely with other investment professionals in a team-oriented, trading floor environment. The Credit Analyst generates investment recommendations for our investment grade, high yield and bank loan portfolios. In addition to proven credit analysis expertise, the candidate must possess highly professional communication skills to effectively present memorandum to credit committee.

Essential Duties

Present detailed investment memorandum including industry analysis, financial projections, credit analysis, covenant reviews, valuation analysis, relative value analysis, recovery analysis and investment recommendation
Create and maintain financial models and databases, which are used to monitor and analyze both existing and prospective investments
Compile industry and company data from a broad array of sources, such as regulatory filings, sell-side research, external databases, trade journals, and industry sources
Maintain industry scorecards and relative value frameworks
Conduct meetings and sustain relationships with management teams, sell-side analysts, rating agency analysts and industry experts
Monitor and synthesize news flow, company announcements, and industry reports related to portfolio investments
Evaluate new issue investment opportunities

Required Qualifications

Minimum 4 years of buy-side or sell-side research and/or investment banking experience
Bachelor’s Degree from a competitive university or college with strong academic performance and relevant coursework
Excellent finance, accounting and math skills
Solid proficiency with Bloomberg, Excel, Word and PowerPoint

Professional Skills Qualifications

Diligent, hard-working, responsible, willing to work both in a team setting and independently, and have proven these characteristics
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Strong work ethic and uncompromising attention to detail
Proven ability to work in a fast-paced environment and remain organized and productive under challenging time constraints
Initiative to complete tasks and enhance output under limited supervision
Entrepreneurial attitude, intellectual curiosity, creativity to identify investment opportunities

Desired Qualifications

Graduate degree and/or CFA designation preferred; or, equivalent work experience

Company Overview

About TCW

TCW was named Best Places to Work by Pension & Investments for the fifth year in a row.

TCW is a leading global asset management firm with more than four decades of investment experience and a broad range of products across fixed income, equities, emerging markets and alternative investments. Through the MetWest and TCW Fund Families, TCW manages one of the largest mutual fund complexes in the U.S.  TCW’s clients include many of the world’s largest corporate and public pension plans, financial institutions, endowments and foundations, as well as financial advisors and high net worth individuals.  As of June 30, 2019, TCW had total assets under management of $205 billion. TCW is headquartered in Los Angeles, and has offices in New York, Boston, Chicago, London, Milan, Hong Kong, and Tokyo. 

TCW is an Equal Opportunity Employer, including disability/vets.  Please visit for more information.