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The Emerging Markets Sovereign Analyst is responsible for the coverage of a mix of South and Southeast Asian economies at a macro level.
The Analyst will conduct investment-oriented research for the Global Fixed Income and Emerging Markets Debt teams. The Analyst’s goal is to generate strong, risk-adjusted investment returns in countries’ sovereign debt, currency, interest rates and duration.
Conduct fundamental research on the key drivers of each sovereign nation’s fixed income securities and currency. Develop well-researched short and long-term perspectives, resulting in the assignment of TRP credit ratings and investment recommendations.
Create historical and projected financial models, analyzing key financial metrics. Identify potential spillovers between markets, sources of vulnerability and / or strength in country-level balance sheets and flows, and evaluate external factors that contribute to the issuer’s credit profile and investment performance.
Maintain solid relationships with government officials, local analysts, rating agencies, sell-side analysts, and other TRP investment professionals, including Fixed Income and Equity analysts.
Assimilate and filter various sources of information to develop a long term, well-researched investment thesis. Communicate investment recommendations orally and in writing to Portfolio Managers, other TRP analysts, internal committees and external clients.
Produce and communicate regular forecasts of fixed income performance in select investment assets. Also develop and apply relative value metrics, seeking investments that generate above-average returns without excessive risk.
PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES / SKILLS / QUALIFICATIONS
BA or MA, MBA and CFA preferred
3-5yrs of macroeconomic training, investment analysis, and / or public policy experience
Knowledge of data and exemplary analytical skills, insight and effective communication
Experience with macroeconomic financial modeling and analysis
Some experience or willingness to develop skills in understanding and evaluating creditworthiness and various fixed income investment assets
Some experience or willingness to develop skills analyzing and investing in various Fixed Income securities and derivatives, including foreign exchange, interest rates and quasi sovereign debt instruments
Ability to make judgments based on market knowledge
Inquisitive nature, driven to excel in all aspects of the analytical process
Flexible, responsive and proactive personality with keen attention to detail
Willingness to pursue and explore ideas and potential investment opportunities, supporting one’s ideas to questioning by Portfolio Managers and other analysts
Strong communication skills, written and verbal
Regional language skills a plus though not required