European High Yield Credit Analyst

  • Competitive
  • London, England, United Kingdom
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Wellington Management Company, LLP
  • 15 Dec 17 2017-12-15

European High Yield Credit Analyst


Wellington Management offers comprehensive investment management capabilities that span nearly all segments of the global capital markets. Our investment solutions, tailored to the unique return and risk objectives of institutional clients in more than 50 countries, draw on a robust body of proprietary research and a collaborative culture that encourages independent thought and healthy debate. As a private partnership, we believe our ownership structure fosters a long-term view that aligns our perspectives with those of our clients.


The Company

Tracing our roots to 1928, Wellington Management is one of the world's largest independent investment management firms. With US$1 trillion in assets under management as of June 30, 2017, we serve as a trusted adviser to institutional clients and mutual fund sponsors in over 55 countries. Our innovative investment solutions are built on the strength of proprietary, independent research and span nearly all segments of the global capital markets, including equity, fixed income, multi-asset, and alternative strategies. As a private partnership whose sole business is investment management, our long-term views and interests are aligned with those of our clients. We are committed to attracting a talented and diverse workforce, and to fostering an open, collaborative culture of inclusivity because we believe multiple perspectives lead to more informed investment and business decisions. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we welcome people with diverse life experiences, fresh ideas, and specialized subject-matter expertise.

The Role

As part of the continued expansion of our global investment platform, we are currently seeking to recruit a High Yield Credit Analyst to join our Fixed Income Credit Research Group. Based in London, this individual will focus primarily on European credits, and will be responsible for following several industries in the High Yield and Bank Loan markets, most likely to include Retail, Consumer, Healthcare, Media and Cable (with the possibility of some global coverage). In this role, he/she will perform intensive fundamental credit analysis, and will formulate and effectively communicate investment recommendations that add value to client portfolios. As part of the High Yield & Bank Loan team, the Analyst will work directly with several Portfolio Managers in London and Boston, as well as with Traders and other Analysts within Fixed Income Credit Research. In addition, High Yield Analysts interact regularly with Equity Analysts within our firm's Global Industry Research Group, where there is overlapping industry coverage. 


The successful candidate for this position is likely to: 

* Have a strong academic background. A Bachelors level degree is required. A post-graduate degree or professional qualification (e.g. CFA) is preferred;
* Have 5-10 years of HY credit research experience, ideally gained on the Buy side, although Sell side applicants will also be considered. Experience of following more than one of the aforementioned industries is required;  
* Demonstrate strong analytical and communication skills (both written and oral);
* Be comfortable dealing with uncertainty and risk, and be able to make investment decisions that are supported by rigorous analysis and communicated with strong conviction;
* Have a strong understanding of investment concepts, coupled with intellectual curiosity;
* Demonstrate a high level of initiative, and experience developing and implementing value added investment recommendations;
* Have the ability to work effectively in a small, collaborative team, while also communicating and interacting with a larger group of investment professionals.

Please note that we are only able to respond to successful applicants. 

European High Yield Credit Analyst

Investment Management (IM)


As an equal opportunity employer, Wellington Management considers all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, creed, national origin, age, ancestry, disability (physical or mental), medical condition, citizenship, marital status, pregnancy, veteran or military status, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. If you are a candidate with a disability, or are assisting a candidate with a disability, and require an accommodation to apply for one of our jobs, please email us at .