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Credit Analyst Emerging Markets - Focus on issuers from Central Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa (CEEMEA)

Bank J. Safra Sarasin Ltd is a leading sustainable private bank, offering all the advantages of the Swiss banking environment together with dynamic and personalised advisory services focusing on opportunities in international financial markets. The Bank provides a high level of services and expertise when acting as investment advisor and asset manager for private and institutional clients. Financial strength, excellent client services and outstanding quality are therefore key elements of its corporate philosophy.
J. Safra Sarasin’s most valuable capital is its employees. They are essential to the success of the organisation, now and in the future. Their technical expertise, professional qualifications and social skills are highly valued by the Group’s clients, management and business partners. The success of J. Safra Sarasin depends on the enthusiasm and commitment of every one of its employees worldwide.
Division
Trading, Treasury & Asset Management
Function/Position
Credit Analyst Emerging Markets - Focus on issuers from Central Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa (CEEMEA)
Location
Geneva
Function/Position objectives
Strengthen the capability of J. Safra Sarasin Asset Management Credit Research team in the Emerging Markets field by providing top-down and bottom-up analysis with documented investments recommendations across selected regions and issuers
Responsibilities
  • Undertake fundamental bottom-up credit analysis , relative value analysis and provide documented investments recommendations of selected debt issuers across the CEEMEA region (for both corporates and banks). Research tasks to include financial modeling, covenant analysis, assessment of management quality, review of third-party research, and interacting with management and sell-side analysts
  • Contribute to source a buy-list of recommended bonds and communicate updates to team members and to the firm's portfolio managers in a timely fashion (both orally and written)
  • Work with the Emerging Markets economist and the broader research team to assess the relevant economic and political risks the companies may face
  • Contribute to write a weekly credit strategy report on Emerging Markets and to monthly and quarterly flagship publications of J. Safra Sarasin Research
  • Contribute to the investment committees on an ad hoc basis and to other meetings when needed by communicating top-down and bottom up fundamental and market views as well as regional or thematic calls
  • Participate to Emerging Markets conference calls with portfolio managers and analysts from all J. Safra Sarasin's locations
  • Regularly communicate views or key investment recommendations to CRMs, senior management and selected media
Profiles
  • Master in business administration, economy or finance. CFA a plus
  • Minimum of five years experience as sell-side or buy-side credit analyst or as credit portfolio manager in the Emerging Markets field, with a focus on the CEEMEA region
  • Ability to propose new ideas, to set up own framework and to take initiatives in order to enhance and streamline the credit research process
  • Ability to elaborate own views and to communicate them in a convincing and synthetic manner
  • Strong analytical and writing skills
  • Fluent in English, French and/or German is a strong plus
Activity rate
100%
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