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Credit Analyst- Fixed Income

The Fixed Income Credit Analyst is primarily responsible for working with and leveraging the time of the Fixed Income Portfolio Managers.  This newly created position will work with the portfolio managers to analyze the underlying credits in the Investment Grade and High Yield corporate bond portfolios. The Analyst will perform in-depth company and industry research to identify relative value and make recommendations for total return opportunities. The Analyst will be responsible for monitoring and maintaining our existing analytics system (BlackRock Aladdin). They will also be expected to provide analytical support to the investment process and perform ad-hoc investment analyses related to our investment goals and strategies.


About the APFC Fixed Income Team


The Fixed Income Team is growing. We recently brought all Fixed Income assets in-house. Our investment philosophy is to make targeted, high conviction macro bets when market dislocations occur while also taking advantage of daily technical factors that present relative value opportunities. We consistently prove that we can outperform our index over different market cycles with a disciplined process and proper risk controls.


Our team of seven world-class professionals is a tight-knit group that enjoys spending time together in and out of the office. We work East Coast market hours in Alaska, 5:00 am – 1:30 pm; this schedule allows us the time to spend our afternoons' skiing, hiking, kayaking, fishing, and anything Juneau offers. If you want to work for a mission-driven organization that does meaningful work benefiting all Alaskans while living in a pristine, beautiful location, APFC might be the right place for you.


Key Duties


  • Credit analysis of corporate credits and sectors in both Investment Grade and High Yield Portfolios
  • Portfolio structure and monitoring
  • Responsible for risk analytics systems
  • Corporate financial statement analysis


Key Corporate Attributes


  • Strong commitment to APFC's vision and its shared values of integrity, stewardship, and passion
  • Self-motivation and strong sense of personal and professional integrity
  • Intellectual curiosity and excellent attention to detail
  • Demonstrated ability to work well in a small collaborative team environment


Principal Responsibilities


  • Maintain current knowledge of corporate credits in order to assist in buy and/or sell decisions
  • Create credit documentation that includes company and sector detail as well as investment outlook
  • Analyzes securities markets by performing credit and relative value analysis and provides input on the specific strategies/securities to invest. 
  • Candidates should possess extensive knowledge of the sectors, local markets, and instrument types in order to implement the best course of action for the trade where multiple solutions exist
  • Produce standard and ad hoc reports as required
  • Assist Portfolio Managers on an as-needed basis with tasks outside of credit analysis


Required Qualifications


  • College degree and 2+ years related work experience in Business, finance, quantitative finance, economics or scientific degree with 3 to 7 years of investment management experience.
  • The ability to read and understand financial statements and create justifiable financial projections
  • Thorough knowledge in fixed-income analytics, along with the ability to apply the concepts to solve practical portfolio problems
  • Exceptional technical skills. The Analyst will assist in progressing the technical aptitude of the entire Fixed Income team
  • Highly self-motivated and detail-oriented. Ability to work accurately and maintain composure under pressure while meeting strict deadlines
  • Aptitude to gather relevant facts in a timely manner and make sound decisions quickly


Preferred Qualifications


  • MBA, MS in finance, or CFA designation.
  • Exceptional analytical and quantitative skills
  • Working knowledge of Blackrock Aladdin or Barclays Point


Other Duties


Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may be added, removed or changed at any time with or without notice.


AAP/EEO Statement


APFC provides equal employment and advancement opportunities to all. APFC follows all applicable Federal and State laws and does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or any other class protected by law.