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Credit Analyst

Russell Investments

Russell Investments

IT
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Posted on Saturday, July 6, 2024

Business Unit:

Compliance, Risk and Internal Audit

Reporting To:

Manager, Credit Risk

Shift:

EMEA/UK (1:30 pm – 10:30 pm IST) (India)

About Russell Investments, Mumbai:

Russell Investments is a leading outsourced financial partner and global investment solutions firm providing a wide range of investment capabilities to institutional investors, financial intermediaries, and individual investors around the world. Building on an 88-year legacy of continuous innovation to deliver exceptional value to clients, Russell Investments works every day to improve the financial security of its clients. The firm has over $1 trillion in assets under advisement (as of December 31, 2023) and $302.7 billion in assets under management (as of March 31, 2024). Headquartered in Seattle, Washington in the United States, Russell Investments has offices around the world, including London, New York, Toronto, Sydney, Tokyo, Shanghai, and Mumbai.

Joining the Mumbai office is an incredible opportunity to work closely with global stakeholders to support the technology and infrastructure that drives the investment and trading processes of a globally recognized asset management firm. Be part of the team based out of Goregaon (East) and contribute to the foundation and culture of the firm’s growing operations in India. The Mumbai office operates with varying shifts to accommodate time zones around the world.

For more information, please visit https://www.russellinvestments.com.


Job Description:

The Credit Analysts primary responsibility will be for following corporate credits, including quantitative analysis supporting the entire credit function. The Credit Analyst is also responsible for making presentations to the Rating Committee with credit opinions and rating recommendations. This position also identifies developing credit concerns before they negatively impact the portfolios and identifies potential additions to the Approved List.

Years of Experience

2-3 years’ experience in either the investment industry, banking or insurance.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Economics, Accounting or Finance. MBA or CFA highly preferred.
  • Ideally 3 to 5 years’ experience in either the investment industry, banking or insurance.
  • Fundamental investment and credit knowledge with a strong experience in fixed income markets.
  • Ability to leverage tools such as Excel, Bloomberg, to drive efficient, credit monitoring.
  • Possess strong risk management principals and techniques such as VaR and Stress Testing.
  • Proven database skills.

Responsibilities

  • Fundamental credit research of high quality corporate credits, primarily financial institutions (banks) .
  • Ongoing surveillance and monitoring of assigned credits which may include ABCP and ABS.
  • Support trading and portfolio management response to new-issue and secondary investment opportunities through timely credit research and financial analysis.
  • Ensuring consistency of the credit research process, while seeking on going enhancements and efficiencies to the credit research process which meets the needs of all stakeholders.
  • Exposure analysis and credit risk measurement.
  • Ability to manage a significant amount of data and support database design and management for credit research ratio and trend analyses.
  • Ad hoc credit risk projects as required.

Candidate Requirements

  • Excellent qualitative and quantitative financial analysis skills.
  • Possess strong critical thinking and analytical skills.
  • Outstanding people skills with the ability to influence others.
  • A strong individual contributor with the ability to work independently with minimal supervision, but also be able to work and collaborate as part of a team.
  • Strong work ethic with the ability to prioritize and manage multiple responsibilities.
  • Work proactively with portfolio managers.
  • Capability managing multiple projects and tasks simultaneously.

Core Values

  • Strong interpersonal, oral, and written communication and collaboration skills with all levels of management
  • Strong organizational skills including the ability to adapt to shifting priorities and meet frequent deadlines,
  • Demonstrated proactive approach to problem-solving with strong judgment and decision-making capability.
  • Highly resourceful and collaborative team-player, with the ability to also be independently effective and exude initiative and a sense of urgency.
  • Exemplifies our customer-focused, action-oriented, results-driven culture.
  • Forward looking thinker, who actively seeks opportunities, has a desire for continuous learning, and proposes solutions.
  • Ability to act with discretion and maintain complete confidentiality.
  • Dedicated to the firm’s values of non-negotiable integrity, valuing our people, exceeding client expectations, and embracing intellectual curiosity and rigor.