Bond Fund Manager / Credit Analyst

The Fixed Income team manages Candriam’s bond and money market funds. The team, which currently comprises 19 persons, has a wide range of responsibilities, including the management processes governing sovereign bonds, credit bonds, emerging debt and absolute-return bonds. As at June 2018, the team was managing around 18 billion euros of assets under management.

 

FUNCTION

Based in Brussels, the manager / Credit Analyst, who will be joining the Fixed Income BU’s Credit team, will be tasked with:

  • Proposing investment strategies for the Credit market (top-down, relative value, use of credit derivatives,…) designed to optimize Credit bond fund performance (adjusted to meet risk) 
  • The daily co-management of the Credit bond funds (implementation of strategies, portfolio monitoring) 
  • Carrying out the fundamental analysis of issuers prior to tabling long-term internal recommendations 
  • Preparing and attending monthly and weekly committee meetings
  • Disseminating management strategies internally and externally
  • Helping to develop investment processes

 

PROFILE

  • Master’s in Finance or Economics  
  • Excellent knowledge of the investment grade Credit market
  • Experience in the fundamental analysis of the Banking and Insurance sector 
  • Familiar with credit derivative instruments 
  • First-class written and spoken communication skills 
  • Adequate experience (minimum 3 years) of bond fund management
  • Languages: French, Dutch, English 

 

QUALITIES

  • Team-minded person who likes working in a highly dynamic environment
  • Analytical mindset that ensures the output of top-quality analyses 
  • Sense of initiative; creative 
  • Dynamic and assertive 
  • Organised and methodical
  • Stress-resistant
Brussels, Bruxelles-Capitale, Belgium Brussels Bruxelles-Capitale BE