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Senior Porfolio Manager High Yield (Ref. 1405)

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
Asset Management & Institutional Clients
Function/Position
Senior Porfolio Manager High Yield (Ref. 1405)
Location
Basel, CH; Zürich, CH
Function/Position objectives
The Portfolio Manager High Yield will be part of the Fixed Income Asset Management Team. She/He will mainly be responsible for the management of high yield portfolios and will assume significant responsibility for building out the global high yield credit platform. This will include primary and secondary research, developing investment ideas and recommendations, integration of ESG, and the whole range of portfolio management activities (portfolio construction, trade execution, position monitoring, risk management). It will also include client facing sales activities.
Responsibilities
  • The Portfolio Manager will be part of the Fixed Income Sustainable High Yield portfolio management team. She/He will assume co-responsibility for the performance of a number of High Yield and Corporate Bond funds .
  • She/He will cover the entire sustainable global high yield credit spectrum, including crossover, high yield and distressed names and also including financials, perps, CoCo’s. and assign internal bond ratings.
  • She/He will co-manage a number of funds and mandates, supporting the portfolio construction, trade execution, positioning monitoring, risk management and reporting
  • Part of the role is also to communicate credit opinions and investment recommendations as well as the portfolio strategy and positioning to internal units and external clients
Profiles
  • At least a university degree in a relevant field and/or education in business or finance. Higher financial education (CFA/AZEK) would be advantageous
  • At least 10 years of work experience as a fixed income PM / HY credit analyst and a minimum of 3 years recent live PM track record in high yield
  • Good understanding of ESG integration and strong interest in developing sustainable investment strategies
  • Excellent writing skills in English and very good communication and presentation skills (German/French a big plus)
  • Creativity, entrepreneurship, 'hands-on' mentality and a passion for financial markets
  • Proficient user of common office IT solutions as well as the Bloomberg financial application
Activity rate
100%
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