Credit Analyst - Investment Grade

Voya Atlanta , GA 30301

Posted 3 weeks ago

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Voya Investment Management (Voya IM) is a leading active asset management firm. As of March 31, 2018, Voya IM manages approximately $227 billion* for affiliated and external institutions as well as individual investors. Drawing on over 40 years of experience and an ongoing commitment to reliable investing, Voya IM has the resources and expertise to help long-term investors achieve strong investment results.

Summary

To enhance the return of Voya Investment Management's different client portfolios by performing fundamental credit research and making timely trade recommendations based on relative value and expected changes in issuer profiles. You will be responsible for recommending trades and for monitoring the credit quality of holdings in the insurance accounts, pension fund, and mutual fund family. You will assume coverage of select industries within the investment grade corporate universe. You will work with guidance from the Co-Heads of Investment Grade (IG) Credit and from interaction with the Investment Grade Credit Team's senior analysts.

Key Responsibilities

  • Perform fundamental credit analysis and construct financial models on investment grade public corporate bond issuers primarily within industrials industry sectors.

  • Develop research strategies to find the best relative value among issuers and among the industry sectors assigned.

  • Build relationships with Wall Street brokers, traders, and analysts to glean additional insights on market, industry, and issuer credit developments.

  • Collaborate with portfolio managers to implement portfolio strategies.

  • Participate in relative value/credit meetings.

  • Where applicable, provide 2A-7 credit support for the money market portfolio.

  • Perform ad hoc credit analysis support for other departments as assigned on occasion.

  • Understand and follow firm policies and procedures while performing the roles outlined above.

Qualifications

  • Approximately 3-5 years of credit analysis experience.

  • CFA Designation or equivalent preferred.

  • Strong skills in credit analysis and problem solving.

  • Ability to be forward-looking and to correlate anticipated changes in credit quality with relative value.

  • Detail oriented yet able to maintain a broad perspective.

  • Ability to clearly and concisely communicate investment recommendations both verbally and in writing.

  • Strong teammate who believes in an integrated team driven investment process.

  • Ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment.

  • Strong computer and data management skills.

Additional Information

The job is based in Atlanta, GA. Previous experience with a top-tier buy-side/sell-side firm is helpful.

Critical Skills

At Voya, we have identified the following critical skills which are key to success in our culture:

  • Customer Focused: Passionate drive to delight our customers and offer unique solutions that deliver on their expectations.

  • Critical Thinking: Thoughtful process of analyzing data and problem solving data to reach a well-reasoned solution.

  • Team Mentality: Partnering effectively to drive our culture and execute on our common goals.

  • Business Acumen: Appreciation and understanding of the financial services industry in order to make sound business decisions.

  • Learning Agility: Openness to new ways of thinking and acquiring new skills to retain a competitive advantage.

Learn more about Critical Skills.


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Credit Analyst - Investment Grade

Voya