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Sovereign Analyst Developed Markets

Date:  05-Mar-2023

Brussels, BE, 1040

Our company is quite a fascinating environment to work in, especially if you want to move forward. In fact, there are plenty of opportunities to seize for those who challenge the obvious and who want to make a difference. Degroof Petercam is a unique blend in many ways: we have different métiers under one roof. We have Belgian roots and we operate internationally. We’re independent and we have decision power. On top of that, we’re continuously in motion to deliver our clients the best possible services. You’ll be part of a company of experts who aim for nothing less than excellence. Our expertise is based on highly skilled & talented people who are passionate about what they do. At Degroof Petercam, you can do what you love, put your skills into practice and develop your talent. We value proximity, which allows you to collaborate closely with your team and to reap the rewards of your work.



Within our business unit Degroof Petercam Asset Management we are passionate about managing funds and exercising mandates on behalf of institutional end-investors as well as distribution partners (private banks, insurance companies and retail networks. For reinforcing our teams, we are looking for a Sovereign Analyst Developed Markets.

Your Position


  • Working in close relationship with the European and global government bond portfolio managers:
  • Analysing sovereign and quasi-sovereign bond issuers from Developed Markets from a bottom-up perspective;
  • Conduct relative value analysis, generate trade ideas, and ad-hoc research related to current market topics;
  • Support development and maintenance of quantitative & market screening tools;
  • Collaborate with other debt, equity and data analysts and portfolio managers;
  • Meet with clients and prospects to discuss coverage themes and outlooks;
  • Coordinating and attending business trips in covered areas;

Your Profile


  • Master's degree in finance, business, economics, or related subject;
  • 3+ years of relevant analyst experience in Sovereign Debt Markets required. 
  • Comprehensive understanding of macroeconomic concepts and debt dynamics, including other factors that drive bond market performance, including central banks analysis, political analysis, etc.
  • Understanding of factors that drive sovereign credit spreads;
  • Understanding of capital debt markets and portfolio management concepts; 
  • Sensitivity to ESG concepts and their application in investment management;
  • Strong technical skills. Proficient user of Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint and Bloomberg. Programming skills in Python, VBA or SQL are a plus;
  • Proactive personality, ability to work independently and multitask; 
  • Fluent in English required, working knowledge of other globally important languages is a plus.

Our offer


By working for our group, you will join a Belgian family-rooted business with 150 years of sound experience, more than 1400 talents, that combines in-depth expertise with a strong collective knowledge at the service of our clients.
We are behind those who have the ambition to move forward: beginning or established investors, entrepreneurs, institutions, companies and our staff. We believe that words like independence, cooperation, customer focus, ethics, sustainability and entrepreneurship are not just words. 

We think that it is not the size of a company that makes it great, but its human values and the accessibility of its people. We are committed to invest in our people and in the best workplace in order to attract and retain top talent and to produce the best work. 

Our company offers a stimulating environment for those who want to be challenged intellectually. You’ll be stretched, because we count on you to share our ambitions and to come up with solutions for complex matters. The impact of our work goes beyond profit. Looking at our business from a broader perspective, we influence our entrepreneurial networks to invest in the economy and, ultimately, in society as a whole. In other words, working at Degroof Petercam also means contributing to economic development, today and for generations to come.

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