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Associate/vice President, Credit Research

BlackRock - Sydney, NSW

Banking & Finance
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Role Description

We are looking to hire a credit research analyst to join our Australian Fixed Income team. The research analyst will be responsible for assisting Portfolio Managers in assessing opportunities for Australian and Global Fixed Income portfolios based on rigorous credit-orientated fundamental research and regular monitoring of issuers.

Responsibilities

  • Assisting Portfolio Managers in assessing investment opportunities by conducting independent, fundamental credit research.
  • Analyse and explain ESG, economic, competitive, sector, political drivers that impact an issuer's credit quality.
  • Create historical and projected financial models, analysing key financial and operational metrics, conducting sensitivity and scenario analysis.
  • Responsibility for fundamental credit views and coverage of around 60 investment grade corporate issuers by conducting bottom-up analysis on an issuer’s business, financial (including balance sheet, income statement and cash flow statement analysis) and competitive positioning.
  • Scope to analyse, review and monitor securitized investments including Australian RMBS and ABS.
  • Value-orientated ESG analysis to evaluate companies' ESG performance and strategies including the review of related company documents (e.g. sustainability reports, governance statements) and integration into the credit analysis and investment process.
  • Support Portfolio Managers by analysing and communicating internally (and externally where required) the major exposures and risks to the performance of issuers and credit securities covered.
  • Assimilate and filter various sources of information to develop long term, well-researched investment theses on issuers, sectors and the broader credit market.
  • Communicate credit opinions, trade ideas and investment recommendations to Portfolio Managers, other analysts, credit and advisory committees and external stakeholders as required.
  • Interact and maintain relationships with issuers’ management including ownership of management meetings in group and one on one settings, industry participants, rating agencies, sell-side analysts, and other investment professionals.

Qualifications/Skills
  • Preference for candidates with Investment Banking, Ratings Agency or equity research or credit research with 4+ years of experience.
  • Proven experience in understanding, interpreting and modeling financial statements, with specific experience analysing corporate issuers across the capital structure.
  • High level of computer literacy with advanced spreadsheet-based skills and strong financial modeling skills.
  • Familiarity and experience with bond and loan covenants.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Requirements
  • Inquisitive nature, driven to excel in all aspects of the analytical process and in assessing opportunities across different industries.
  • Independent worker, flexible, responsive and self-starting personality with keen attention to detail. Open-minded thought process and intellectual honesty with an ability to dynamically adapt to coverage of different parts of the credit spectrum.
  • Ability to work in a team-oriented environment.

Our Benefits

To help you stay energized, engaged and inspired, we offer a wide range of benefits including a strong retirement plan, tuition reimbursement, comprehensive healthcare, support for working parents and Flexible Time Off (FTO) so you can relax, recharge and be there for the people you care about.

About BlackRock

BlackRock's purpose is to help more and more people experience financial well-being. As a fiduciary to investors and a leading provider of financial technology, we help millions of people build savings that serve them throughout their lives by making investing easier and more affordable.

For additional information on BlackRock, please visit www.blackrock.com/corporate | Twitter: @blackrock | LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/blackrock

BlackRock is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, and other statuses protected by law.

BlackRock will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest or conviction records in a manner consistent with the requirements of the law, including any applicable fair chance law.

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