Location : Singapore (Asian HQ)
Reporting to : Head of APAC Financial Research
Our client, is a leading independent research firm, providing credit research on over 1,000 of the most widely traded US, European and Asian names. They have 950 institutional clients worldwide, including banks, mutual funds, hedge funds, insurance companies, pension funds, private equity firms and corporations.
Their Singapore team produces research on Asian corporates and financial institutions. They are looking for a Senior Analyst – China Corporates Credit Research to increase their coverage of Chinese non-property corporates and local government financing vehicles (LGFVs).
- Create a matrix of the macro and economic conditions of individual Chinese provinces.
- Opine on issuances from these provinces and the systemic and strategic importance of the LGFV to the province.
- Take 4-5 months to build this up and then take on additional corporate coverage if time permits.
- Writing and guiding research reports on the credits under coverage. These may include detailed research initiation reports, brief company updates and reports on regulatory trends or market developments.
- Meeting clients to discuss research views.
- Meeting prospective clients to market the firm’s research products, in conjunction with their sales team.
- Collaborating with other Asia-Pacific credit analysts on common topics, such as macrolevel analysis or relative value views.
- Potentially managing and training junior research analysts.
- Interaction with staff in their New York and London offices on research topics.
- Occasional overseas travel e.g. to visit the companies under coverage or to meet their clients.
- Target Client Segment are all Asian investors.
– New issue opinions
– Cover 15-20 names
– Maintain an updated matrix
- With considerable relevant work experience conducting credit research on high yield and investment grade Chinese corporates. A record of previous publications would be preferred.
- An in-depth understanding of regulatory issues, macro-economic factors and other issues affecting LGFVs in China.
- Experience in conducting financial modelling work.
- Proficiency in Chinese (especially speaking and reading), as the candidate will be required to analyse Chinese issuers and many need to communicate with issuers and investors in Chinese.
- Good English writing skills; able to write quickly and prolifically.
- Familiarity with using databases such as WIND, Dealogic and Bloomberg.
- Ability to work well in a small team.
- A record of extensive client and corporate interaction.
- Ability to multi-task, a strong work ethic.
- Good university degree. CFA designation seen favourably.