Credit Analyst

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Salary/Rate : ¥10M - ¥12M
Location : Tokyo Metropolis
Post Date :
Employment Type : Permanent
Job Reference : 22424-FS
Job Classification : Financial Services

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Job Description

  • Fundamental credit analysis: Write Credit Reports on Japanese corporate bond issuers, based on Internal Rating model and qualitative/quantitative analysis. Some reports need to be written in English.
  • Industry analysis: Semi-macro research and industry analysis which help the analysis on individual credit
  • Structure analysis: Analysis on covenants, subordination, etc. in case of MBS, ABS, CDS, and capital notes
  • Spread valuation: Relative value analysis based on fundamental credit analysis and financial market information such as credit spread. Timely investment recommendations to Portfolio Managers are required.
  • Contact with external resources: Participate bond issuers’ IR meetings and maintain contact with external resources such as rating agencies and sell-side equity/credit analysts
  • Produce daily/weekly/monthly reports for internal meetings with Bloomberg and NikkeiQuick; Produce other explanatory materials as needed for external meetings. Some materials need to be in English
  • Reporting line: to Head of Credit Research

Experience and Qualifications

  • Years of Experience: At least 5 year experience of credit/equity analysis at financialinstitutions and/or rating agencies; credit analysis experience at active fixed income manager is preferable; equity analysis experience helps
  • Qualifications: CFA and/or CMA
  • Language: Native Japanese and fluent English are required


  • Objective-oriented: Motivated to produce alpha in bond portfolios through timely credit investment recommendations
  • Self-starter: Proactively make timely investment recommendations based on information available and his/her own analysis
  • Communicator: Communicate/discuss and co-work with peer analysts including overseas offices
  • Innovator: Always look to investigate more efficient approach
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