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Credit Research Analyst (Financials) - Switzerland

Laz Partners Lugano, Switzerland
Posted 1 day ago Permanent Competitive
Posted by
Sven Dwars
Executive Search at Laz Partners | Credit & Fixed Income - Portfolio Management & Research

We are working with a Switzerland-based boutique asset manager that is looking to expand the team with a Credit Analyst covering Financials.

A minimum of 5-7 years' experience in fundamental credit research or credit portfolio management capacity, covering Financials (Banks a must, Insurers a plus) is a hard requirement for this role.  

The firm covers global total return strategies across all asset classes, including fixed income, equity, and multi-asset.

About the Team
Our fixed income team adheres to a total return mindset (no benchmarks) and invests globally across the capital structure using both derivatives (rates, credit, options) and cash bonds.

The team currently comprises a portfolio manager (head of the team), two corporate credit analysts, and a quantitative macro strategist. Additionally, there is a five-member equity team covering global equities.

About the Role
Our client, a highly successful boutique asset manager, is expanding their team with a Financials Research Analyst to join the growing fixed income business.

The ideal candidate must have a strong background covering Financials (Banks are a must, Insurance is a plus) and ideally a proven track record of providing trade idea recommendations in previous roles.

Prior experience covering Emerging Markets Financials is a plus, as well as any quantitative capabilities (Python).

The selected candidate will have the opportunity to shape the firm's financials research framework and gain experience in managing global unconstrained fixed income portfolios. A strong understanding of macroeconomic drivers (growth, inflation, and monetary policy) is a plus.

There is potential for rapid advancement into a portfolio manager role.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Conduct independent, informative, and accurate analysis of banks and insurance companies under assigned coverage (global).
  • Develop a deep understanding of the valuation drivers of credit instruments across the capital structure (focus on Tier 2 and AT1) and generate investment ideas.
  • Collaborate with the senior PM on day-to-day portfolio management (positioning, risk exposures, guidelines), monitoring, rebalancing, and hedging.
  • Contribute to the firm's wider cross-asset allocation (equity, multi-asset).


  • 5-7 years of experience covering Banks (insurance is a plus) in Credit Research (rating agencies, buyside, sell-side desk analyst, or syndicate/risk).
  • Degree in Economics, Finance, or a related field from a top university with excellent grades.
  • Understanding of macroeconomic drivers (growth, inflation, monetary policy).
  • Completed (or partially completed) CFA is a plus.
  • Fluency in English is mandatory.
  • Ability to work effectively within a small team.
  • Enthusiasm for building a best-in-class financials investment process.


London, United Kingdom
HR & Recruitment
Founded in 2018, Laz Partners is an executive search firm that specializes in introducing exceptional portfolio management and research-related talent...
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