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Nationwide Insurance

Investment Analyst - Public Corporate Credit Research

Columbus, OH

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Job Description Summary

Nationwide Investments employs a research-driven, team-oriented, and results-focused investment process to manage our clients’ portfolios. Credit Research is one of three critical functions within the credit investment process, along with Portfolio Management and Trading. The Investment Analyst-Public Corporate Credit Research will be responsible for supporting the Corporate Credit Research team in identifying, analyzing, and recommending corporate credit investments within the corporate bond markets; as well as monitoring existing holdings and developing sector investment strategies.

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Job Description

Reporting Relationships: Head of Corporate Credit Research

Core Duties and Responsibilities:
•    Perform in-depth, fundamental corporate credit analysis of investment grade bond investments in support of the team’s investment decision-making process; including identifying risk and return drivers, developing and modeling forward-looking scenarios, analyzing relative value, and providing investment recommendations for positioning within client portfolios
•    Effectively communicate analysis and investment recommendations to the investment team via written reports, presentations, conversations, and market meetings
•    Evaluate changes in the economic, regulatory, legislative, and competitive business environments that are having or may have an impact on investment fundamentals, valuations, and positioning within client portfolios
•    Interact with company management teams, rating agencies, sell-side firms, and other external vendors to facilitate the analysis of investment opportunities and to promote Nationwide’s image and reputation
•    Collaborate successfully with other Nationwide Investment groups to advance our clients’ best interests

Typical Skills and Experiences:  
Education:  Bachelor’s Degree; MBA or CFA preferred

Experience:  2-5 years of related work experience

Skills and Competencies:  
o    Outstanding analytical and problem-solving abilities
o    Excellent written and verbal communication skills
o    Strong leadership qualities, including being pro-active, results-driven, strategic, decisive, and steady under pressure
o    Ability to establish and manage priorities, set standards, drive execution, and collaborate effectively
o    Capable of managing multiple tasks and projects simultaneously
o    Ability to successfully coordinate and work across different groups
o    Proficient in Excel, Bloomberg and other similar programs

Personal Attributes and Behaviors:  
o    Critical and creative thinker willing to express and defend opinions and views
o    Self-motivated with superb judgment
o    Positive, hardworking, and professional
o    Highly collaborative and team player
o    Organized and detail-oriented
o    Capable of working independently

Other criteria, including leadership skills, competencies and experiences may take precedence. 

Staffing exceptions to the above must be approved by the hiring manager’s leader and HR Business Partner.

Job Conditions:  

Overtime Eligibility:   Exempt (Not Eligible)  

Working Conditions:  Normal office environment.


Client-provided location(s): Columbus Metropolitan Area, OH, USA
Job ID: 62a1f2e1ab1def35acf6e7604929bc4571e49a39c5017f9a466c42ceae9aae56
Employment Type: Other