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Vice President, Corporate Credit Research

Website Jackson National Life

Job Purpose

The candidate will join a seasoned investment team, work closely with portfolio managers and traders and report to the Head of Fixed Income Research. The individual will conduct fundamental research and comprehensive credit analysis in support of existing positions and to identify investment ideas to enhance total return performance across a range of portfolios. The focus is on investment grade and high yield corporate bonds and also includes leveraged loans.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Quantitative and qualitative credit analysis of the holdings in PPM’s portfolios and research of new investment ideas;
  • Preparation of written reports for new investments and ongoing monitoring of investments; Verbal presentations to senior management and other professional staff at PPM America

Other Duties

  • Performs other duties and/or projects as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to analyze companies and industries by reviewing a high volume of information – e.g., financial statements, company presentations and third-party research reports – with the judgment to identify the most relevant areas for further investigation;
  • Ability to quickly build accurate Excel financial models;
  • Strong written and verbal presentation skills with an appreciation of the value of succinct, clear writing;
  • Track record of professional and academic achievement with intellectual curiosity and a passion for financial and industry analysis;
  • Previous work conducting original research and communicating the results in writing is required
  • excellent financial statement analysis, excel modeling and Bloomberg skills.
  • Familiarity with the SNL software package is a plus.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills along with a record of professional and academic achievement are required.


  • Bachelor’s Degree Distinguished academic record with a degree in Finance, Accounting and/or Economics.
  • 8+ years credit experience required.
  • Interest in or progression toward a CFA upon hire required

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