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Vice President, Credit Research Analyst, European Banks (London/Paris)
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
September 15, 2018
London, United Kingdom
Job Description: This role involves the credit research analysis of the financial sector, especially European banks and other financials. Skills include: i) financial modelling and analysis, ii) communication with investors, salespeople and traders, iii) trade idea generation, and iv) publication of insightful and creative company and industry reports, including on bank regulation. The successful candidate will have an excellent grasp of financial analysis of financial institutions and a demonstrated ability to cope with and deliver multiple projects under time constraints. The role involves working closely with the senior analysts. Coverage is likely to include investment grade, crossover and high yield financial credits in the relevant sector(s), including higher beta situations.
Research and information gathering to gain a deeper understanding of companies and industries under coverage.
Analyse financial statements and trends to reach conclusions regarding companies' underlying credit quality.
Interpret and analyse regulatory, market, economic and political events.
Develop and maintain complex financial models.
Produce written reports analysing or anticipating material credit developments and explaining recommendations.
Present trade ideas and credit analysis to investors, salespeople and traders.
Day-to-day contact with investors, salespeople, traders and company management teams.
Identify high value coverage opportunities as they arise.
Contribute to industry and company research reports with colleagues across the Global Research franchise.
Qualifications / Skills
Bachelors' degree with outstanding academic qualifications.
ACA (or other accounting qualification), CFA, or Masters - desirable.
Strong accounting and financial modelling skills are required.
Meticulous attention to detail, diligence and conscientiousness.
Proven organisational and time management skills as well as ability to work under pressure.
Ability to work effectively both independently and with multiple teams/individuals.
Strong interpersonal communication skills.
Advanced level of MS Excel.
Good conduct and sound judgment is crucial to our long term success. It's important that all employees in the organisation understand the expected standards of conduct and how we manage conduct risk. Individual accountability and an ownership mindset are the cornerstones of our Code of Conduct and are at the heart of managing risk well.
As part of our standard hiring process to manage risk, please note background screening checks will be conducted on all hires before commencing employment.
We are an equal opportunities employer, and ensure that no applicant is subject to less favourable treatment on the grounds of gender, gender identity marital status, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origins, age, sexual orientation, socio-economic background, responsibilities for dependants, physical or mental disability. The Bank selects candidates for interview based on their skills, qualifications and experience.