Position Description

BlueMountain is seeking a Research Analyst to support our CLO business. The analyst will focus on fundamental credit analysis with a focus on cash flow generation, asset coverage and recovery analysis. The analyst will be expected to make credit recommendations for individual loans as well as develop broader industry views. Given the broad set of credits with exposure in our CLOs, we expect candidates to have experience across multiple industries and the flexibility to approach new credits/industries as needed. Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Conducting rigorous, fundamental bottoms-up research on new issue loans and monitoring existing CLO exposures;
  • Preparing and presenting investment analyses for internal due diligence and approval process, including creating one-pagers for companies as part of credit review;
  • Developing and maintaining financial models in order to communicate well-researched credit investments;
  • Monitoring industry trends and themes.

Candidate Background

  • Strong academic credentials; ACA/ACCA and/or CFA preferred.
  • 5-8+ years of experience as a credit analyst, ideally analysing leveraged loans as part of a CLO platform.
  • The ideal candidate will have spent time analysing credits across a range of industries and have familiarity with bankruptcy and restructuring processes.

Required Skills and Abilities

  • Strong quantitative, analytical, and modelling skills.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills.
  • Sound judgment and intuition.
  • Strong technical ability and a proven track record in market and company analysis that is backed up by a high quality of disciplined research.
  • He/she will be commercial, open-minded, and ambitious in the pursuit of developing and exploring new ideas; demonstrate creativity of thought and innovative idea-generation in his/her recommendations, and possess the ability to support recommendations with solid thought processes.
  • Strong character and interpersonal skills and the ability to integrate effectively into the BlueMountain team. A collegial, team-oriented approach is essential. The individual will be self-assured, proactive, and confident in the high quality of his/her work and will enjoy working with and supporting his/her colleagues.
  • Intellectually curious with a strong desire to understand complex investments and situations in a dynamic environment.
  • Adherence to the highest moral and ethical standards and uncompromising integrity.

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