Research Associate - Investment Grade or High Yield Research Associate - Investment Grade or High  …

MFS Investment Management
in Boston, MA, United States
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 16 Nov 21
MFS Investment Management
in Boston, MA, United States
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 16 Nov 21
Research Associate - Investment Grade or High Yield
Whether you're an investment professional, an expert in sales or a technology specialist, you'll find a culture at MFS that supports you in doing what you do best. Our employees work together to reach better outcomes, always favoring the strongest idea over the strongest individual. We put people first and show care and compassion for our community and each other. Because what we do matters - to us as valued professionals and to the millions of people and institutions who rely on us to help them build more secure and prosperous futures.

Job Description About MFS : In 1924 MFS Investment Management established the first mutual fund in the United States. Today, MFS offers a wide range of products and services to investors, including more than 70 mutual funds, fixed and variable annuities, separately managed accounts, and retirement plans to retail customers, institutional investors, and insurance offerings.
At MFS we hire talented people and allow them to work in an environment that fosters teamwork. We strive to make MFS a company where our employees can grow and succeed. While MFS provides a supportive work environment, we maintain high standards of accountability to ensure that employees meet our standards of excellence. We value intelligence and hard work. We value the perspective you bring. We will reward you for your good ideas, your work ethic, and your experience. We believe that our unique culture directly benefits our business. Basic Purpose : At MFS, the Fixed Income Research Associate Program is designed to allow associates to become fully immersed in the investment management world of fixed income. The Fixed Income Research Associate will work on either the Investment Grade or High Yield team and will work with the portfolio management and research analyst team in the development of proprietary, bottom-up investment research. The Fixed Income Research Associate Program is designed to be a 3 - 4 year program, with the possibility of being offered an analyst position on the fixed income team. Principal Responsibilities :
  • Analyze company and industry fundamentals relevant to securities being reviewed; help to formulate investment decisions under the supervision of the covering Analyst
  • Keep abreast of market developments in the coverage area - regulatory and business environment and financial trends
  • Build and update financial models, charts, and other supporting materials
  • Develop and write research reports on company events, news, earnings, and other relevant topics
  • Gather and communicate Environmental, Social and Governance ("ESG") risks and opportunities
  • Collaborate and engage with Research Associates, Analysts and Portfolio Managers across the investment platform
  • Assume additional projects and responsibilities as required
Representative Skills & Attributes Contributing to Success in Research Associate Role
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word, Powerpoint
  • Ability to gather, synthesize, and analyze large amounts of information
  • Effective communicator with the ability to organize, interpret, and summarize information into concise written and verbal formats
  • Receptiveness to and incorporation of feedback from managers and peers
  • Thrives within a collaborative team structure
  • Ability to work on complex projects in a self-directed manner
  • Organized and attentive to detail
  • Passion for learning with an interest in developing a career in asset management
  • Possesses a constant growth mentality

  • Bachelor's degree or higher

If any applicant is unable to complete an application or respond to a job opening because of a disability, please contact MFS at 617-954-5000 or email for assistance.

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