Fixed Income Associate I- Investment Grade

  • Competitive
  • New York, NY, USA
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Nuveen Investments
  • 20 Oct 17 2017-10-20

Fixed Income Associate I- Investment Grade

About the Company

Nuveen is the investment management arm of TIAA. It is one of the largest global asset managers with specialist knowledge across a wide array of asset classes, including fixed income, equities and alternatives. Nuveen is driven not only by the independent investment processes across the firm, but also the insights, risk management, analytics and other tools and resources a truly world-class platform provides. As a global asset manager, our mission is to work in partnership with our clients to create outcome-focused solutions to help them secure their financial future. For more information about the firm please visit our website at www.Nuveen.com

About the Group

TIAA Investments is a global asset manager focused on achieving the best-possible long-term risk-adjusted returns for its clients. Its investments in active, quantitative and index strategies span global fixed income, equity, and responsible investment.

About the Position

TIAA's Fixed Income Research Team is seeking to hire one investment grade credit analyst to cover primarily the Insurance Sector, as well as multiple industrial sectors.
The right individual must have an understanding of the capital markets, the financial analysis of companies, and familiarity with bond documentation. Solid critical thinking and communications skills are required to be successful. The successful candidate will work with the portfolio managers and research analysts on fixed income securities across a range of portfolio mandates, including TIAA's General Account assets, mutual funds, insurance portfolios, and non-pension accounts.

The Fixed Income Research team supports numerous TIAA fixed income portfolio mandates that collectively manage over $200 billion in fixed income assets. TIAA's public investment grade corporate portfolios total over $70 billion in exposure.
The position is located in New York, NY.


Major Responsibilities:

  • Evaluate and monitor the credit quality characteristics of a large portfolio of investment grade corporate issuers.
  • Work in close collaboration with portfolio managers, traders, and other credit research analysts to provide thorough credit opinions and actionable trading recommendations.
  • Assist portfolio managers in forming and implementing their investment strategies.
  • Contribute to all formal reports and processes (internal ratings, recommendation lists, watch lists, etc.) that enable the efficient and transparent oversight of the asset class.
  • Represent Credit Research in meetings with issuers, interface with TIAA's Risk Management Team, and support TIAA Investment goals and values.
  • Contribute to overall success of the Fixed Income Research Team at TIAA Investments.
Required Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree required. MBA or CFA preferred.
  • 1-3 years of related corporate credit research experience with some of that time spent in a total return environment.
  • Broad-based knowledge of numerous credit sectors in the investment grade marketplace.
  • Strong quantitative, analytical, critical thinking, communication, presentation, and financial modeling abilities. Detailed knowledge and ability with Excel, PowerPoint.
  • Ability to collaboratively share ideas and insights with portfolio managers, traders, and fellow analysts.

Desired Skills and Experience:
  • Proactive self-starter with the ability to work well under pressure, prioritize and multitask.
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking capabilities.
  • Collaborative work style, teamwork oriented.


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