Associate Research Analyst/Director Associate Research Analyst/Director …

in Charlotte, NC, United States
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 23 Jan 20
in Charlotte, NC, United States
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 23 Jan 20
Associate Research Analyst/Director
Research Analyst - Associate Director Charlotte, NC, United States/en-US/Barings/job/Charlotte--NC-United-States/Research-Analyst---Associate-Director_JR_001787/apply

At Barings, we are as invested in our associates as we are in our clients. We recognize those who work diligently for us and reward them for personal and professional integrity, communication skills, distinct competencies and expertise in specific strategies, ability to collaborate as a team member and true dedication to the interests of our clients.

We thank you for your interest in joining the Barings team, and invite you to explore our current employment opportunities.

Business Unit:

Fixed Income

Job Summary

Barings is currently seeking a research analyst with prior fixed income research expertise to support the U.S. High Yield Research team in Charlotte, NC.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Communicating clear and concise investment opinions through both oral and written presentations to an investment committee comprised of Senior Portfolio Managers on the High Yield Team
  • Author underwriting memos for primary loan and bond issuance as well as secondary trading ideas based on independent study and observation of companies, industries, economic and market trends
  • Analyze issuer credit quality and security characteristics through building models and forecasting to support investment recommendations
  • Review credit agreements and indentures and articulate structural strengths and weaknesses of the documents
  • Flexibility to travel in order to meet with management teams and develop relationships with sell-side analysts, industry experts and other external sources to support research efforts
  • Complete quarterly and year-end reporting initiatives around earnings, asset pricing and industry reviews


  • Minimum of 5 years experience in investment research, preferably on the buy-side
  • Bachelors degree in mathematics, finance, accounting, economics or a related field: MBA and/or CFA strongly preferred
  • Ability to establish priorities, manage multiple tasks and meet time-sensitive deadlines
  • Excellent written and verbal communication / presentation skills
  • Analytical skills, strong attention to detail and accuracy
  • Strong PC skills, specifically in Microsoft Office applications and sourcing data from the internet and various technology publications
  • Proactive learner with strong intellectual curiosity
  • Some travel required

Barings is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer; Minority/Female/Age/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Individual with Disability/Protected Veteran. We welcome all persons to apply.

Posted 3 Days AgoFull timeJR_001787

Barings is a leading global asset management firm dedicated to meeting the evolving investment and capital needs of our clients. We build lasting partnerships that leverage our distinctive expertise across traditional and alternative asset classes to deliver innovative, institutional-quality solutions and service.

Our team-driven culture is based on transparency, responsibility and putting our clients interests first. We listen to our clients to understand their needs, so that we can be a strategic advisor and long-term partner in meeting their unique investment goals. Risk management and protecting our investors capital over the long term is an essential component of our lasting partnerships.

Barings is also committed to building long-term relationships with our associates and providing opportunities and support to help them succeed. With our expanding business and global footprint, Barings offers a wealth of opportunities for associates who share our culture, values and commitment to excellence in client service.

As an organization, we believe that a diversity of perspectives and strengths is essential to meeting the evolving needs of our clients, and we are committed to attracting and retaining a talented workforce as diverse as the clients and communities that contribute to our success.