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Analyst/Associate, Global Research, Hong Kong

Hong Kong, Hong Kong

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About Bank of America

Our purpose as a firm is to make financial lives better, through the power of every connection. Across the world, we partner with leading corporate and institutional investors through our offices in more than 35 countries. In the U.S. alone, we serve almost all of the Fortune 500 companies and approximately 67 million consumer and small-business clients. We provide a full suite of financial products and services, from banking and investments to asset and risk management. We cover a broad range of asset classes, making us a global leader in corporate and investment banking, sales and trading.

Connecting Asia Pacific to the world

Our Asia Pacific team is spread across 19 cities in 12 markets. We are focused on connecting Asia to the world and the world to Asia, using our global expertise to ensure success is shared between us, our clients and our communities. Our regional footprint covers 12 currencies, more than a dozen languages and five time zones, placing us firmly among the region’s leading financial services companies.

Position Description

We are looking for a junior corporate credit research strategist covering the Asia Pacific region with 1-3 year experience working in the financial sector. Suitable fresh graduate will also be considered.  This role will also be covering China onshore credit bond market from a top down perspective and will be working closely with the fundamental sector analysts in the region. Candidates with fundamental analysis experience from equity research, buy-side credit research and credit rating agencies are welcome to apply. Global Credit Research & GEM Fixed Income Strategy encompasses High Grade, High Yield, Credit Strategy, Credit Derivatives, Mortgages and other Structured Finance, Municipals, Indices, EM Credit Strategy and EM Corporate Credit Research.

Key Responsibilities

  •          Conduct top-down corporate credit research for the Asia Pacific region
  •          Produce regular research products including monthly publications (financial result wrap, investor survey analysis etc)
  •          Assist with ah-hoc thematic research projects
  •          Prepare marketing presentation materials
  •          Maintain various internal database on daily basis with eyes to details
  •          Communicate credit market overview and recommendations orally and in writing to internal & external clients.
  •          Apply relative value metrics, seeking investment ideas that generate above-average returns commensurate with the level of risk taken.
  •          Analyze and evaluate risks that impact a borrower’s ability to repay its debt from company, industry and macro perspectives, both short term and long term.
  •          Create and maintain financial models including financial projections, analyzing key financial metrics to differentiate improving from deteriorating credits.
  •          Assimilate and filter information from various sources; distinguishing between noise and market moving events
  •          Interact and maintain strong relationship with corporates, rating agencies and investment professionals, including fixed income and equity analysts.

Key Requirements

  •          College degree and 1-3 years of relevant work experience
  •          Previous experience of credit/equity/macro research preferred
  •          Knowledge of financial modeling and conducting financial analysis with attention to details
  •          Excellent communication skills, written and verbal in both English and Mandarin
  •          Flexible, responsive and self-starting personality. Open-minded thought process and intellectual honesty.
  •          Willingness to pursue and explore ideas and potential investment opportunities.
  •          Most critical attributes are solid analytical skills, strong business acumen and effective communication skill. Ability to demonstrate these attributes on both an individual and group level.

Desired Skills (if any)

  •          Advance excel skills including VBA and SQL
  •          Experience of financial databases (Bloomberg, EPFR) preferred but not a must

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