Aetna Bond Research Sr Analyst in New York, New York

Req ID: 38289BR

POSITION SUMMARY

Corporate Bond Senior Analyst working in the Credit Research Department to provide company analysis and recommendations for both the Investment Grade and High Yield portfolios. Aetna's bond portfolio is managed on a total return basis with a dual focus on maximizing total return and investment income. Specific activities include making buy and sell decisions for the long-term and short-term portfolios, credit analysis, tactical portfolio positioning and development of short-term investment strategies. Opportunity to impact portfolio decisions based on ability, demonstrated good judgment and enthusiasm.

Fundamental Components:

Analytical: Utilizes Bloomberg, company web sites and other primary news sources to conduct credit research including individual credit analysis, industry, sector, structure, work out and country analysis. Builds and updates MS Excel models to assist in financial and market analysis. Integrates Excel models with Bloomberg and other data providers to automate and streamline analysis.

Portfolio Management: Provides buy/sell/hold recommendations to the Portfolio Managers.

Transactions/Negotiating: Learns to negotiate and execute trades involving debt purchases & sales.

Responds to Customer Needs: Develops an understanding of portfolio needs; makes recommendations that take into account portfolio requirements for risk, income, duration, diversification and credit quality relative to the benchmark.

Presentations/Communications: Writes research notes and verbally presents facts, analyses, and conclusions.

Relationships: Develops relationships with contacts at rating agencies, Wall Street firms, and other outside sources to obtain external market views.

Special Projects: Performs as part of a team on special projects, as required.

BACKGROUND/EXPERIENCE desired:

3-5 years of investment experience focused on corporate credit analysis; Bloomberg proficiency; Excel mastery; Demonstrated ability to absorb, prioritize and communicate information effectively in person and in writing; Bachelor's degree in Business, Finance, Economics or Math (preferred); Chartered Financial Analyst (a plus)

EDUCATION

The highest level of education required for candidates in this position is a Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience.

Master's degree a plus.

LICENSES AND CERTIFICATIONS

Chartered Financial Analyst is desired

TECHNOLOGY EXPERIENCES

Technical - Modeling//4-6 Years/

ADDITIONAL JOB INFORMATION

Aetna's Fixed Income portfolio manages $20 billion of Investment Grade, High Yield, Emerging Market, Municipal, CMBS, MBS, ABS, Treasury and Money Market debt to support the Company's insurance operations. The portfolio is managed on a total return basis with a dual focus on maximizing total return and investment income. The new hire will be joining a close-knit team of 20 portfolio managers and analysts.

Aetna is about more than just doing a job. This is our opportunity to re-shape healthcare for America and across the globe. We are developing solutions to improve the quality and affordability of healthcare. What we do will benefit generations to come.

We care about each other, our customers and our communities. We are inspired to make a difference, and we are committed to integrity and excellence.

Together we will empower people to live healthier lives.

Aetna is an equal opportunity & affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of personal characteristics or status. We take affirmative action to recruit, select and develop women, people of color, veterans and individuals with disabilities.

We are a company built on excellence. We have a culture that values growth, achievement and diversity and a workplace where your voice can be heard.

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Job Function: Investments