Fixed Income Research Analyst – IG Real Estate/Construction Sector

Full time
Asset Management
Chicago, Cedar Rapids
Aegon Asset Management

Company Overview:
Aegon Asset Management is leading global investor. Our 360 investment professionals manage and advise on assets of US$386 billion for a global client-base of pension plans, public funds, insurance companies, banks, wealth managers, family offices and foundations.
We organize our investment capabilities around four focused platforms: fixed income, real assets, equities, and multi-asset & solutions. Each platform has dedicated teams with deep asset-class expertise, organized globally and committed to maximizing client benefit from their specialist areas.
We share a common belief in fundamental, research-driven active management, underpinned by effective risk management and a commitment to responsible investment.
We are an international business: Our 1,200 employees work from 17 locations across Europe, the Americas and Asia.


Position Overview:
Aegon Asset Management is seeking a Senior Research Analyst to join our Global Credit Research team. Based in our Cedar Rapids or Chicago office, you will be responsible for providing high quality fundamental credit research through the qualitative and quantitative analysis of investment grade rated corporate fixed-income issuers in the Real Estate/Construction sector. In addition, you are expected to effectively communicate fundamental views and trade recommendations to portfolio managers and other investment professionals across our platform.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide value added fundamental analysis of investment grade rated public securities of ~50-60 companies within the Real Estate/Construction sector
  • Gather data, assess trends, forecast metrics, and provide outlooks on companies
  • Monitor industry conditions and assess how trends and themes may affect the credit quality of companies within the sector
  • Apply strong knowledge of relative value and market technicals/sentiment to fundamental analysis
  • Effectively communicate original, defendable, and actionable trade recommendations that generate excess returns for clients
  • Maintain and publish value added content and reports on covered companies
  • Develop and maintain relationships with external industry experts and counterparts

Required Qualifications:

  • 4-6 years of experience within the investment or a closely related industry
  • Experience in a research position
  • BA required

Preferred Qualifications:

  • MBA preferred
  • Preference for prior coverage within Industrial and/or REIT sectors
  • Fluency with Microsoft Excel, Bloomberg, Capital IQ and/or SNL
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • CFA Charter

Job and compensation levels depend upon an applicant’s qualifications including the extent of his/her relevant experience and other job related factors and will be determined by hiring supervisors/managers and HR.

At Aegon Asset Management, we are committed to fostering a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. We are more than a global Asset Management firm – we are a people business, and we recognize that delivering excellent client outcomes comes from harnessing diverse perspectives. We value diversity in the full range of human uniqueness without limitation including race, gender, ability, language, culture, beliefs, age, origin, background, perspectives and experiences.

Company information

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