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Position: Associate Investment Officer
Institution: Unum Group
Location: Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States
Duties: This position is responsible for assisting in the research of a wide range of national and international corporate offerings for a $30+ billion credit portfolio. The incumbent will provide research recommendations on Investment Grade and High Yield securities for a segment of the portfolio to Senior Portfolio Managers, the Head of Research, and are an important component of the company’s buy/sell decisions
Requirements: MBA in finance, accounting, economics or related field required. 3-4 years relevant work experience in investments; solid knowledge of fixed income market, economics and credit research required. Strong written and communications skills, with the demonstrated ability to clearly and quickly communicate ideas and recommendations verbally and in writing. Solid excel or other spread sheeting technology and ability to learn new software and utilize external quantitative tools that value corporate credit risk required. Solid financial research skills, producing and maintaining quantitative financial models
   
Text: Associate Investment Officer USA - TN - Chattanooga Apply Apply with LinkedIn Job Posting End Date: 02/07 Unum is a company of people serving people. As one of the world's leading employee benefits providers and a Fortune 500 company, Unum's financial protection benefits help protect more than 33 million working people and their families from the financial impact of illness or injury. Unum's three distinct, but similarly focused US businesses - Unum US, Colonial Life, and Starmount Life - are each a market leader in making disability, life, accident, critical illness, dental, and vision insurance accessible in the workplace. Headquartered in Chattanooga, Tennessee, Unum has significant US operations in Portland, Maine, Worcester, Massachusetts, and Glendale, California with over 35 field offices nationwide. Colonial Life is headquartered in Columbia, South Carolina with over 40 field offices nationwide. Starmount Life is based in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and is the dental and vision center of excellence for Unum in the US. General Summary: This position is responsible for assisting in the research of a wide range of national and international corporate offerings for a $30 billion credit portfolio. The incumbent will provide research recommendations on Investment Grade and High Yield securities for a segment of the portfolio to Senior Portfolio Managers, the Head of Research, and are an important component of the company’s buy/sell decisions. Principal Duties and Responsibilities Credit Review and Analysis Assess credit quality of a variety of corporate bond offerings and industries using a variety of research sources including but not limited to the internet, Bloomberg, financial reports, and SEC filings Monitor and make recommendations regarding exposures to respective industries Actively monitor the existing bond portfolio working closely with Head of Research and various portfolio managers Formally assign and rate investment grade and high yield credits and industries bi-annually Perform quarterly portfolio reviews and prepare written research reports on assigned issuers or industries Perform month-end pricing in conjunction with Investment Accounting Credit Management and Trading Recommendations Maintain and develop research contacts and resources with a variety of street, and rating agency analysts Make investment recommendations on the purchase or sale of corporate bonds to the head of research and various portfolio managers Effectively communicate with and critically analyze comments of CEO’s, CFO’s and Investor Relations Officers at large national and international Corporations Utilize investment research skills to partner with underwriting and other functional areas of the corporation to assist in the New Business and Renewal process providing company specific analysis and industry assessments Assume responsibilities for special projects or other duties when required Job Specifications MBA in finance, accounting, economics or related field required. CFA preferred. 3-4 years relevant work experience in investments; solid knowledge of fixed income market, economics and credit research required Strong written and communications skills, with the demonstrated ability to clearly and quickly communicate ideas and recommendations verbally and in writing Solid excel or other spread sheeting technology and ability to learn new software and utilize external quantitative tools that value corporate credit risk required Solid financial research skills, producing and maintaining quantitative financial models Excellent problem solving skills, documentation skills and ability to work independently Strong work ethic, attention to detail, team orientation, and commitment to excellence Ability to multitask and thrive in a fast-paced environment Unum and its family of businesses offer world-class training and development, generous compensation and benefits packages, and a culture built on employee ideas. Unum is an equal opportunity employer, considering all qualified applicants and employees for hiring, placement, and advancement, without regard to a person's race, color, religion, national origin, age, genetic information, military status, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, or protected veteran status. Company: Unum Apply Apply with LinkedIn Posted 3 Days Ago Full time 807497
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