Based in Hong Kong, the Associate will be responsible for conducting corporate credit research and evaluating trading opportunities in the Asia Pacific Region (ex Japan / Australia), sourcing & assisting in the implementation of transactions and portfolio monitoring (via generation of portfolio metrics, risk and performance analytics) based on specific public credit strategies (e.
g. corporate bonds, credit ETFs, structured finance and credit derivatives). The Public Credit group’s focus is on the development and implementation of scalable alpha strategies within the Credit Investments Department.
This role offers an exciting combination of unparalleled learning opportunities, as well as the chance to be part of a dynamic team and an innovative investment organization.
Reporting to the Managing Director Public Credit (Credit Investments), this position is primarily responsible for researching and performing due diligence, assisting in building and implementing a wide range of trading strategies for alpha mandates within Public Credit.
Major areas of responsibilities include :
Helping to grow Public Credit group’s presence in Asia Pacific Region, including onshore China, and building relationships with key counterparts in the region
Using experience and market knowledge to provide guidance and assist in the development of the appropriate investment platform and strategies in the region
Identifying and researching new investment opportunities within the asset class : build financial and trading models, perform due diligence on industries / companies and conduct macro analysis
Performing fundamental credit research and presenting research ideas to broader group
Assist in the preparation and implementation of investment recommendations and strategies
Part of team responsible for pricing and managing risk associated with various Public Credit strategies (e.g. corporate bonds & ETFs, structured finance, credit derivatives)
Assisting in the development of tools to trade Credit Relative Value ( Credit RV ) strategies based on fundamental and market based research across multiple products
General accountabilities include working as part of the Public Credit group to optimize and implement strategies related to alpha generation.
A minimum of 2 years relevant credit experience, or a total of 3 years of relevant work experience preferably with a Master’s degree in Business or Mathematical Finance.
A quantitative undergraduate degree (eg. Math, Engineering, Computer Science) would be an added benefit
Some track record of managing risks, conducting research or providing analysis in the implementation and monitoring of Credit relative value strategies
Good knowledge of fixed income instruments, credit fundamental, capital markets, and corporate finance as well as strong analytical skills
Programing (ex. Python, Perl, VBA) / database (SQL) skills desirable
Strong interpersonal skills with demonstrated solid verbal and written communication skills
Solid prioritization and organizational skills
Demonstrated good judgment, professionalism and integrity
Ability to prioritize work and manage multiple responsibilities simultaneously in a high performing culture, under pressure and with time-sensitive deadlines
Proven ability to work independently as well as perform effectively in a team oriented environment
Candidates must exemplify CPP Investments’ Guiding Principles of Integrity, Partnership and High Performance