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Job Summary: Voya Senior Loans is seeking to hire an experienced Senior Research Analyst to join our London based team. As a member of our credit research team, you will be responsible for evaluating and making recommendations within assigned sectors across both new issue and secondary market investment opportunities. Investment recommendations will be provided both to the Investment Committee and directly to Portfolio Managers.
Work independently to perform due diligence and fundamental credit analysis across identified issuers and sectors within the syndicated loan market
For new primary issuance, analyst will be responsible for full credit underwriting, including evaluation of the issuers underlying business model, an assessment of industry and competitive dynamics, a review of the Company's historical and projected financial performance, and an understanding of the key term sheet / credit agreement provisions. Based on their assessment, analyst will prepare credit memos and present and make investment recommendations to the Investment Committee
Make buy and sell recommendations on existing portfolio issuers supported by detailed analysis of quarterly financial performance, knowledge of and developments within assigned sectors, relative value and valuation
Actively participate in distressed / restructuring situations within the portfolio on an as needed basis
Frequent communication with portfolio managers and traders, senior management teams of portfolio issuers, other buy side analysts, and sell side relationships including sales and capital markets
Attributes of Ideal Candidate:
5-10 years of fundamental credit research experience within a leveraged loan / high yield environment
Distressed debt / restructuring experience a plus
A minimum 2.1 Bachelor's degree or equivalent in finance or related field. CFA or enrollment in CFA program a plus
Advanced experience with Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word and Bloomberg
Developed understanding of financial and accounting concepts with the ability to build and maintain financial models
Enthusiasm for the financial markets and investment management
Highly motivated with ability to work independently and as part of a team in a fast-paced and dynamic environment
Ability to handle several tasks in an organized and efficient manner, often against compressed timelines