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Standard Life Investments is seeking a highly motivated individual to join the Fixed Income team in a Credit Research
Analyst role. The Credit Research Analyst conducts research across the quality spectrum for Corporates including
Investment Grade, High Yield and Emerging Markets issuers in a highly collaborative team environment. Primary
responsibilities include developing and maintaining research on fixed income securities and issuers focusing on
fundamentals, debt structure, technicals and overall credit worthiness. This position generates investment ideas and makes
fundamental recommendations to help manage all corporate Fixed Income investment strategies.
Qualified candidates should send their resume to [email protected]
• Conducts research and prepares reports analyzing securities, issuers, industry, competitive landscape, valuation and other
factors for new and existing issues.
• Utilizes and maintains financial models and other analytical tools using Excel, Charles River & Bloomberg.
• Utilizes independent judgment to formulate opinions and make buy, sell and hold recommendations.
• Works closely with other team members including Equity colleagues, serving as a subject matter expert for specific sectors.
• Develops and applies in-depth knowledge of investment models and processes to enhance performance results.
• Organizes and participates in portfolio reviews with Portfolio Managers.
• Represents the research team in meetings with clients, consultants and prospects as required. This may include reviewing
the investment process, portfolio positioning, individual positions, performance and attribution.
• Monitors and reacts as appropriate to changing market conditions, investor sentiment and industry trends.
Desired Qualifications
• Bachelor's degree in Finance, Economics, Math or related field is preferred. CFA, MBA are viewed favorably.
• 1-3 years of Fixed Income credit experience, preferably with a buy-side firm.
• Strong computer/spreadsheet capabilities, especially using Excel and Bloomberg.
• A passion for investment management with a strong work ethic, integrity and a commitment to continuing individual
• Ability to work effectively both independently and in a highly collaborative team environment is required.
• Excellent communication and presentation skills.
Firm Overview
Standard Life Investments is a leading asset manager with an expanding global reach. Our wide range of investment
solutions is backed by our distinctive Focus on Change investment philosophy, disciplined risk management and shared
commitment to a culture of investment excellence.
As active managers, we place significant emphasis on rigorous research and a strong collaborative ethos. We constantly
think ahead and strive to anticipate change before it happens, ensuring that our clients can look to the future with confidence.
Standard Life Investments manages $305.0 billion* on behalf of clients worldwide. Our investment capabilities span equities,
bonds, real estate, private equity, multi-asset solutions, fund-of-funds and absolute return strategies.
Headquartered in Edinburgh, Standard Life Investments employs more than 1,100 talented professionals. We maintain a
presence in a number of locations around the world including Boston, Hong Kong, Paris, London, Beijing, Montreal, Sydney,
Dublin and Seoul. In addition, we have close relationships with leading domestic players in Asia, including HDFC Asset
Management in India and Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank in Japan.
Standard Life Investments (USA) has provided investment management services in the US since 2002 following the
establishment of our Boston office. Our US team is a key part of our global network, providing a crucial local presence,
analyzing domestic markets and managing US equity portfolios.
*assets under management as at 12/31/2013