2018 Graduate Recruitment – Buy Side Investment Analyst

About the Position

Guggenheim is seeking to hire 2018 graduates for the role of Investment Analyst. This is an exceptional opportunity to join a buy-side 'Front Office' investment team based in Dublin, and operating as part of a globally recognized investment firm with $290 billion of AUM.

The role will focus on analysis of companies in the European corporate credit market in order to develop investment recommendations for leveraged loans, corporate bonds, subordinated debt and private credit.

Analysts benefit from comprehensive on-the-job training and ongoing mentorship, as well as the opportunity to interact with and learn from senior investment professionals on a daily basis.

Specific Responsibilities Include

  • Assisting senior investment professionals in the evaluation of investment opportunities through:
  • Undertaking detailed fundamental research on target companies and sectors
  • Undertaking financial statement and balance sheet analysis
  • Constructing detailed financial models and investment memo's
  • Attending meetings with management of potential investee companies (some travel required)
  • Continuous monitoring of performance of existing portfolio credits
  • Participating in investment committee discussions

Skills & Experience Required

  • An excellent academic background including a minimum of 2:1 Honours degree in a Finance/ Quantitative/ Business Studies/ Legal/ Engineering discipline
  • Students without coursework in financial statement analysis are strongly recommended to be able to evidence independent learning/ research into the high level workings of financial accounts
  • Excellent analytical ability, business acumen and demonstrated desire to work within the investment management industry
  • Good Excel skills, given the role's focus on financial modelling
  • Good verbal and effective written communications skills, including the ability to prepare and deliver reports and presentations
  • Strong self-motivation, desire to listen and to learn, and ability to work autonomously

Recruitment Process

Students with an expected 2018 graduation are invited to submit their CV & Cover Letter to


The closing date for students from UCD/Smurfit is 26th September 2017. The final closing date for students from other universities is 4th October 2017. Students are encouraged to apply as early as possible.

The Cover Letter is required to include a description of why you would like to work within the investment management industry, along with evidence/ examples. Suggestions include, but are not limited to: own investing experience, work experience, course projects, steps taken to learn about the industry, etc.

Successful applicants will be invited to interview in our Dublin office on Hanover Quay and a limited number of candidates will be invited to complete case studies in October.

Please address any queries to: [email protected]

About Guggenheim Investments

Guggenheim Investments is the global asset management and investment advisory division of Guggenheim Partners, with expertise in fixed income, equity, and alternative strategies. We focus on the return and risk needs of insurance companies, corporate and public pension funds, sovereign wealth funds, endowments and foundations, consultants, wealth managers, and high-net-worth investors. Our team of investment professionals performs rigorous research to understand market trends and identify undervalued opportunities in areas that are often complex and underfollowed. This approach to investment management has enabled us to deliver innovative strategies providing diversification opportunities and attractive long-term results.

To succeed in the Guggenheim culture, candidates must be self-starters and strive for results. We are looking for people, who operate as business owners, adhere to the highest standards and think creatively to realize opportunities, wherever they may be.

Guggenheim Partners is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diversified and inclusive workforce.

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