Analyst at an Investment Management Firm

Sample Job Description

Founded in _____ is a West Coast based alternative investment management firm, which currently manages approximately $______.  We currently have over 190 people and have additional offices in London, Singapore, Tokyo and Virginia.   The Firm’s investment approach is fundamental and research-intensive, focusing on long/short credit and event-driven opportunities.  Importantly, we invest through a single, centrally managed investment team, which we believe allows the greatest flexibility to opportunistically and quickly deploy capital.

We pursue a wide array of investments, including distressed, stressed and out-of-favor situations, shorting of investment grade and high yield debt, capital structure trades, special situations involving spin-offs, litigation plays or other events, and deep value situations where we believe there is a particular catalyst that will unlock that value. Accordingly, we invest in instruments throughout the capital structure (including corporate bonds, bank debt, trade claims, equities, credit default swaps, options and other derivative instruments) and across a broad spectrum of companies and industries.  Though investments are concentrated in the U.S., we pursue opportunities globally, including the United Kingdom, continental Europe, Canada and Asia.


The global research team consists of 41 professionals, organized as a single investment team reporting to the Firm’s two Managing Principals/Portfolio Managers.  Analysts are assigned coverage responsibilities across several industries, and coverage is continuously reassessed depending on market conditions, opportunities and workload.   Each analyst evaluates investment opportunities across the entire capital structure and involving a variety of investment strategies.   The analysts work closely with the Firm’s traders, which are organized by product, and the Firm’s Portfolio Managers.  We believe our structure blends the best aspects of traditional generalist and specialist research models, and provides professionals with a very broad investment experience.


This individual will focus on investment efforts in the US markets.  The responsibilities include primary and secondary market research and analysis of all aspects of the companies capital structure in an effort to structure investment recommendations for the Firm’s portfolio managers.  Focus will be on a variety of sectors in the US markets through direct contact with management teams and industry experts, as well as through public filings, press releases and analyst presentations.  Position will involve significant financial modeling and monitoring of news reports, earnings announcements and sell-side analyses on a continuous basis.