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Fixed Income Buy-Side Analyst (Healthcare, Chemicals)

Date:  17-Mar-2023

Brussels, BE, 1040


The buy-side analysts of the fixed income team have as main objectives to provide the fund managers with full and in-depth analysis on micro issues (specific analysis on credit spreads, fundamental and financial analysis, looking behind ratings provided by agencies and challenging them). Their work is essentially bottom-up and complements the top-down analysis done by the fund managers. 
Within the team, the analyst will perform a fundamental analysis of the bond issuer’s business profile (swot analysis, industry risks, regulation and macro) including a focus on Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) aspects into the analysis in collaboration with our ESG analysts. This analysis of the business profile is then complemented by a financial and liquidity analysis in order to determine the capacity of the issuer to repay its debt, in time and entirely. Finally, the structure of each bond is analysed such as statutory, contractual or structural subordination, non-call and coupons risk, etc.


Your Position

As Fixed Income Buy-Side Analyst, you will:

  • Follow the news flow and conduct analysis of corporate bond issuers in the Healthcare, Chemicals, Financial Services (excl. Real Estate) and Travel & Leisure sectors;
  • Generate investment ideas for our fixed income funds, based on fundamental analysis and relative valuation aspects; 
  • Interact with external partners such as the management of the covered companies, credit rating agencies, ESG ratings/data providers as well as with sell-side analysts. In addition, you will also need to interact actively with DPAM’s Portfolio Managers, our Responsible Investment Competence Centre and DPAM’s buy-side equity analysts.
  • Report to the DPAM Head of Buy-Side Credit Research. 


Your Profile

As Fixed Income Buy-Side Analyst, the following criteria are to be considered as 'must haves': 

  • At least 5 years of experience in credit analysis of medium to large size companies either from an equity investor, fixed income investor or lender point of view. 
  • A strong interest for ESG aspects and a strong willingness to integrate those aspects into the credit analysis in collaboration with our ESG analysts. 
  • Ability to assimilate a large amount of information and translate it into clear investment ideas. A critical and synthetic mind is key.
  • Team player and the ability to communicate easily.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills in English

Nice to haves would be: 

  • Good knowledge of the Chemical and/or Healthcare sectors would be a strong asset.
  • Knowledge of French and / or Dutch or any other European Language

Our offer

Degroof Petercam is big enough and small enough to matter since we are independent, operate internationally and have different métiers under one roof. 
Entrepreneurship is our DNA, expertise is our fuel. You will become part of a company with highly skilled, talented and passionate experts that aim for nothing less than excellence. 
The impact of our work goes beyond profit by looking at business from a broader perspective, challenging those who want to intellectually. In addition to our fascinating work environment, we also offer: 
o    Green mobility plan with a focus on flexibility and sustainability
o    A broad offer of learning & development programs including a Degroof Petercam Summer Academy for both professional and personal goals. 
o    An attractive and market conform compensation package 
o    Flexible working hours & teleworking 
o    An Employee Social Engagement Program 
o    Access to the same Private Banking Expertise as our clients

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