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Asset Management - Emerging Market Corporate Bond, Research Analyst - Vice President

J.P. Morgan

J.P. Morgan

Worcester, MA, USA
Posted on Thursday, March 21, 2024

Job Description

Our team puts clients first, so we are looking for candidates that share our fiduciary mindset. We are seeking a team-oriented self-starter who displays initiative and a positive attitude, a high level of integrity, drive and motivation. Research analysts are responsible for producing research insights within their teams and as a result contribute to superior returns by working closely with Portfolio Managers and other members of the investment team.

As a Vice President in the Emerging Market Corporate Bond Team, you will be responsible for producing high quality, insightful and impactful credit research on Emerging Market corporate bond issuers across multiple sectors. You will include both fundamental and relative value analysis across issuers, maturities, and currencies. You should have strong written and verbal skills and be able to communicate your views to portfolio managers and analysts, across Hong Kong, Shanghai, London and New York.

Job responsibilities

  • Build bottom-up fundamental research and relative value analysis on a group of corporate credits across multiple sectors under assigned coverage.
  • Perform fundamental sector analysis and be conversant in factors driving performance of the industry and constituents.
  • Develop relative value opinions on covered credits and be able to present views in discussions with portfolio managers.
  • Recommend relative value ranking for each sector and issuer covered.
  • Publish concise and well-structured research notes on Issuers under coverage on regular basis.
  • Coordinate credit and relative value views, including relative value across currencies, with counterparts and portfolio managers in London, Hong Kong, Shanghai and New York
  • Interact with company managements, sell side analysts (debt & equity), and rating agency analysts.
  • Attend industry conferences and other investor meetings as appropriate.

Required qualifications, capabilities, and skills

  • Candidate must have at least 7 years of Emerging Market corporate research experience, on the buy-side with a proven track record or with a top-tier sell-side institution
  • Strong fundamental credit analysis and financial modelling skills
  • Solid understanding of relative value analysis and factors influencing credit spread performance.
  • Understanding of key ESG drivers for the sectors covered
  • BA/BS/MBA or equivalent
  • Strong communication (written and verbal) in English.
  • Strong analytical and quantitative skills
  • Team player
  • Excel, Word, Power Point and Bloomberg

Preferred qualifications, capabilities, and skills

  • Prefer candidates with experience covering / investing in multiple corporate sectors in Asia across investment grade and high yield Issuers.
  • Strong communication (written and verbal) in Chinese preferred.
  • CFA or progress towards achieving preferred.