Xtract Research, a division of Acuris, is a fixed income research firm specializing in covenant research for high yield bonds, leveraged loans and convertible securities. Our subscribers consist of many of the world's preeminent hedge funds, private equity firms, investment managers, investment banks and law firms. Xtract Research's services give analysts, traders and portfolio managers the tools to quickly and efficiently navigate and analyze key documents critical to the investment process as well as summaries and commentary on covenant packages for high yield bonds and leveraged loans.
We are looking to add a new member to our Operations team. The Analyst will have the opportunity to work closely with Xtract Research's legal, sales, and subscriber relations groups. The potential candidate should expect to gain an extensive understanding of high yield bonds and leveraged loans.
Job responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Maintaining Xtract's customer-facing databases of fixed income covenant data
Collecting data on key features of loans and bonds
Communicating with subscribers via email and phone in response to enquiries
Receiving, logging, and tracking status of customers enquiries
Proof-reading covenant analysis reports prepared by attorneys
Bookmarking key clauses in bond and loan documents
Testing new and existing website functionality
In this role, the potential candidate will benefit from close collaboration with senior lawyers and management in an entrepreneurial environment while becoming familiar with various types of fixed income securities. This position offers the opportunity for a motivated individual to take ownership of current and developing projects within the operations group as well as gain familiarity with sophisticated legal subjects in fixed income finance.
Outstanding reading and writing skills which demonstrate the ability to comprehend sophisticated legal language
Demonstrated interest in financial and/or legal subjects
Ability to quickly analyze and interpret diverse qualitative and quantitative data
Proficiency with all Microsoft Office software especially Excel
Organizational excellence and desire to be independently accountable for multiple projects with overlapping time frames
Meticulous attention to detail
Willingness to complete both tedious and interesting tasks
Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience
Please submit a CV and a cover letter describing why this position at Xtract Research is attractive to you and why you think you would be a proper fit.
Acuris is fully committed to a policy of non-discrimination and to promoting equality of opportunity in employment on grounds of merit, experience, skills and aptitude in order to maximise the full potential of both existing and prospective employees.