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Senior Investment Analyst

Company: Unum
Location: Chattanooga
Posted on: January 17, 2020

Job Description:

Job Posting End Date: 02/07Unum is a company of people serving people. As one of the world's leading employee benefits providers and a Fortune 500 company, Unum's financial protection benefits help protect more than 36 million working people and their families from the financial impact of illness or injury. Unum's three distinct, but similarly focused US businesses Unum US, Colonial Life, and Starmount Life are each a market leader in making disability, life, accident, critical illness, dental, and vision insurance accessible in the workplace.Headquartered in Chattanooga, Tennessee, Unum has significant US operations in Portland, Maine, Worcester, Massachusetts, and Glendale, California with over 35 field offices nationwide. Colonial Life is headquartered in Columbia, South Carolina with over 40 field offices nationwide. Starmount Life is based in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and is the dental and vision center of excellence for Unum in the US.General Summary:This role requires a high level of technical expertise and relies on increasing business knowledge with some management review. Incumbent is responsible for researching a wide range of national and international corporate offerings for a $30+ billion credit portfolio. Research findings are shared with Senior Portfolio Managers, the Head of Research, and the Deputy CIO and are an important component of the companys buy/sell decisions.Principal Duties and ResponsibilitiesCredit Review and Analysis

  • Assess credit quality of a variety of corporate bond offerings and industries using a variety of research sources including but not limited to the internet, Bloomberg, financial reports, and SEC filings
  • Monitor and make recommendations regarding exposures to respective industries
  • Actively monitor the existing bond portfolio working closely with Head of Research and various portfolio managers
  • Formally assign and rate investment grade and high yield credits and industries bi-annually
  • Perform quarterly portfolio reviews and prepare written research reports on assigned issuers or industries
  • Perform month-end pricing in conjunction with Investment AccountingCredit Management and Trading Recommendations
    • Develop and maintain research contacts and resources with a variety of street, and rating agency analysts
    • Make investment recommendations on the purchase or sale of corporate bonds to the various portfolio managers
    • Effectively communicate with and critically analyze comments of CEOs, CFOs and Investor Relations Officers at large national and international Corporations
    • Utilize investment research skills to partner with underwriting and other functional areas of the corporation to assist in the New Business and Renewal process providing company specific analysis and industry assessments
    • Assume responsibilities for special projects or other duties when requiredJob Specifications
      • MBA required in finance, accounting, economics or other related field
      • CFA certification preferred
      • 2-3 years of work experience in investments or related area preferred
      • Excellent written and communications skills, with the demonstrated ability to clearly and quickly communicate ideas and recommendations verbally and in writing
      • Superior excel or other spread sheeting technology and ability to learn new software and utilize external quantitative tools that value corporate credit risk required
      • Strong financial research skills, producing and maintaining quantitative financial models
      • Excellent problem solving skills, documentation skills and ability to work independently
      • Strong work ethic, attention to detail, team orientation, and commitment to excellence
      • Ability to multitask and thrive in a fast-paced environment-IN1Unum and its family of businesses offer world-class training and development, generous compensation and benefits packages, and a culture built on employee ideas.Unum is an equal opportunity employer, considering all qualified applicants and employees for hiring, placement, and advancement, without regard to a person's race, color, religion, national origin, age, genetic information, military status, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, or protected veteran status.Company:UnumA Fortune 500 company, Unums family of 10,000 employees spans three countries and dozens of office locations. Our employees focus each day on delivering financial protection benefits to millions of workers and their families when they need it most.The Unum enterprise includes Unum in the U.S. and U.K., Colonial Life and Starmount Life Insurance each a market leader in making disability, life, accident, critical illness, dental and vision insurance accessible in the workplace.

Keywords: Unum, Chattanooga , Senior Investment Analyst, Accounting, Auditing , Chattanooga, Tennessee

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