Analyst/Associate, APAC Credit Investments
CPP Investment Board
Central, Hong Kong

Job Description

Credit Investments makes direct investments in investment grade and sub-investment grade corporate, structured and real estate debt through a variety of instruments including high yield bonds, convertible bonds, leveraged loans, mezzanine debt & distressed debt.

The group is focused on event driven opportunities such as acquisitions, re-financings, recapitalizations, restructurings and stressed situations.

The group typically looks to invest in single names where they can deploy $50 - $m. At March 31, , CPPIB’s Credit Investments department had a portfolio that totaled C$52.

5 billion with a variety of investments across North America, Europe, Latin America and Asia Pacific. We expect the portfolio to grow significantly over the next five years, especially in the Asia Pacific region.

Role Summary

We are recruiting for an Analyst or Associate for Credit Investments, APAC Credit with a focus on evaluating sub-investment grade credit investment opportunities, conducting research, developing investment recommendations, participating in the execution of investments, and monitoring investments.

The Analyst or Associate will play a key role in making and managing both public and private credit investments in the Asia Pacific ex-China Region and will have significant exposure to the leaders of the Credit Investments team.

Role-Specific Accountabilities


  • Research, analyze and evaluate a variety of industries, companies and securities and assist in the overall evaluation process;
  • conduct credit analysis of companies including loan-to-value analysis, preparation of relevant credit metrics including precedent transactions and comparable company analysis

  • Build dynamic financial models to analyze investment opportunities (including testing assumptions and sensitivities)
  • Perform due diligence on companies including past and projected investment performance, quality of management teams, investment merits and risks, expected returns, regulatory environment, industry dynamics and other relevant factors
  • Review 3rd party due diligence reports (legal, accounting, industry strategic reviews, environmental, etc.)
  • Perform valuation analysis of companies and securities, including DCF, precedent transactions and comparable company analysis
  • Meet with company management teams and review past performance, strategy, outlook, industry issues, and other relevant topics as required
  • Apply Total Portfolio Approach as it applies to investments
  • Recommend

  • Under the supervision of the APAC Credit leadership team, make credit investment recommendations outlining potential investment opportunities
  • Assist in presenting investment recommendations to the Credit Investment Committee
  • Execute Credit Investments

  • Liaise with investment partners (private equity funds, co-investors, investment banks, credit funds, and corporates) and advisors (financial, legal, etc.)
  • Assist in negotiating and executing agreements and other transaction-related legal documentation
  • Manage discreet aspects of the execution of credit investments as directed
  • Monitor Credit Investments

  • Review funding and distributions related to credit investments
  • Monitor ongoing financial performance of portfolio companies
  • Assist in performing valuation reviews for portfolio companies
  • On-site company visits to conduct due diligence
  • Assist in building and leveraging relationships with investment banks, corporations and private equity funds
  • Attend industry and sector conferences
  • Build the Team

  • Participate in and contribute to weekly departmental meetings and investment recommendation meetings
  • Assist in the training and development of colleagues
  • Assist in recruiting activities including liaising with universities, networking, sourcing candidates and interviewing prospective hires, as required
  • Other relevant duties and projects as assigned
  • Qualifications

  • 2 to 4 years of experience in investment banking, leveraged finance, credit investing or experience in consultancy / advisory position will be commensurate based on experience
  • Patient approach to investing with the ability to decline investments that do not fit our process quickly
  • Exposure to India credit markets is an asset
  • Strong research, financial modeling, analytical and valuation skills
  • Experience in conducting due diligence desirable
  • Undergraduate degree or equivalent experience, preferably in finance, commerce, or business administration
  • CFA, CBV or CA designation is considered an asset
  • Flexibility, adaptability, initiative and sound judgement
  • Ability to meet deadlines and work well under pressure
  • Team player who enjoys a high-performance culture
  • Language capability : Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English. Other regional language capabilities are a positive, but not a requirement
  • Willingness to travel
  • Consistent demonstration of our guiding principles of integrity, partnership and high performance
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