TIAA-CREF is seeking a research analyst to primarily cover Emerging Market corporate issuers for our New York, NY location. The successful candidate will be an experienced, energetic and contributing member of a highly successful group of professionals focused on investing in Emerging Markets Debt. The team manages the Sovereign, Quasi-Sovereign, Corporate and Local Market investments for all of TIAA Investment’s Public Fixed Income portfolios, including: the TIAA General Account, T/C Mutual Funds and third party mandates approximating $12 billion in assets.
- Evaluate and monitor the credit quality characteristics of a portfolio of Emerging Market corporate and financial issuers, including quasi sovereigns.
- Conduct independent fundamental credit research and create historical and projected financial models which capture credit trends. Exhibit intellectual curiosity to underwrite new sectors and generate relative value ideas for the various mandates.
- Work in close collaboration with portfolio managers, traders, and other research analysts to provide thorough analysis and actionable trading recommendations.
- Assist portfolio managers in forming and implementing their investment strategies and support other parts of the Asset Management organization, including marketing and asset gathering activities.
- Contribute to all formal reports and processes (internal ratings, recommendation lists, watch lists, etc.) that enable the efficient and transparent oversight of the asset class.
- Represent EM Corporate Research in meetings with issuers, interface with internal business partners.
- Bachelor’s degree required.
- Minimum of 3 years’ experience of related emerging markets corporate or credit research experience with some of that time spent in a total return environment.
- Broad-based knowledge of corporate financial analysis in emerging markets fixed income
- All candidates must be eligible to work in the United States on a permanent, full-time basis.
- MBA, CFA designation, or advanced degree preferred.
- Strong quantitative, analytical, critical thinking, communication, presentation, and financial modeling abilities. Detailed knowledge and ability with Excel and PowerPoint
- Ability to collaboratively share ideas and insights with portfolio managers, traders, and fellow analysts.
- Foreign language skills preferred.