First Citizens Bank (www.fcb.com)
Full Time Employee
Research Analyst II - Fixed Income
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Job ID #: 26978
Functional Area: Wealth Management - Operations
Employment Type: Full-Time Exempt
Education Required: High School Diploma
Experience Required: 8 years
Days and Hours: M-F 40 hours
Physical Address: 4300 Six Forks Road
Department Name: Capital Management Group
The Research Analyst II - Fixed Income will support the Capital Management Group (CMG) team and help drive the investment process through identification, analysis, and recommendations of potential investments in the corporate market, development of investment themes and portfolio strategies, and surveillance and monitoring of existing holdings.
Conduct and document fundamental and relative value research.
Deliver specific, insightful, and timely credit research opinions, including buy/sell recommendations, interacting extensively with Portfolio Manager and team et. al. Demonstrate independent, creative and strategic thought on investment issues and generate value-added credit ideas.
Analyze economic and market data, industry trends, issuer credit quality and security characteristics to support investment decisions.
Identify and communicate trends and investment opportunities that improve portfolio returns and reduce risk.
Develop relationships with sell-side analysts, industry experts and other external sources to support research efforts.
Deliver persuasive oral and written communications regarding investment recommendations and rationale. Provide guidance to level I Research Analysts in Fixed Income.
Bachelor's Degree with a minimum of 4 years in direct credit/bond research experience in a total return environment or
High School Diploma or GED with a minimum of 8 years in direct credit/bond research experience in a total return environment.
Strong written and verbal communication presentation skills.
Analytical skills, attention to detail, and accuracy.
Sound judgment, decision making, and problem solving skills.
Influencing and negotiation skills.
Proactive learner with strong intellectual curiosity.
Ability to work both collaboratively as a team member and independently.
Ability to establish priorities and manage multiple tasks; flexible and self-motivated.
Technological savvy; computer proficiency with Bloomberg terminal functions, Microsoft Office.
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against applicants due race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other legally protected status.
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