• Associate, Credit Derivative Specialist

    Locations US-NY-New York
    # of Openings
    1
  • Overview

    Global diversified alternative investment manager is searching for a credit derivative specialist, to be involved in all phases of the investment process.  Responsibilities will include: analysis and monitoring of derivative instruments, idea generation, some execution, and post-trade management within credit derivatives markets.  The role reports to Partner/Senior Portfolio Manager and will be integral to the credit team.  Given the collaborative nature of the investment team, the role will afford the opportunity to learn and grow within all areas of portfolio management.  Ideal candidates will have 2-5 years’ of experience within research or trading and an ability to voice investment ideas that will support Senior Portfolio Manager investment decisions.

    Responsibilities

    • Manage and expand analytical framework of US & European credit derivative markets contributing observations and specific trade opportunities on both the macro and micro level.
    • Contribute to broad portfolio construction process including directionality and composition of instruments by providing strategic insight.
    • Collaborate with broader investment team: Portfolio Managers, Associate Portfolio Managers, Strategy & Research and Risk and Portfolio Analysis.
    • Oversee trade management in proprietary risk management system, including but not limited to risk metrics, trade ranking, stops/targets, etc.
    • Contribute to the dialogue of important dynamics/trends within the credit derivative space to the broader credit and macro funds. 
    • Maintain and build upon sell-side relationships with trading, sales, research.

    Qualifications

    • Undergraduate degree, CFA a plus.
    • At least 2 years’ related work experience within US & European credit derivative instruments; CDX- IG/HY, iTraxx, options, curves, ETFs: HYG/LQD  (within research or trading).
    • Strong quantitative, analytical and financial modeling skills.
    • Experience with options math: greeks/break-evens.
    • Some trading experience preferred.
    • Ability to contribute concise, effective investment trends to investment team.
    • Professional demeanor with excellent communication and listening skills.
    • Familiarity with additional asset classes such as corporate credit cash or equity derivatives.

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