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Fixed Income Research Associate - Investment Grade - MFS (Hybrid/Boston)

  • 03 Sep 2022 12:53 PM
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    Anonymous member (Administrator)

    To apply, please visit: https://mfs.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/MFS-Careers/job/Boston/Research-Associate---Investment-Grade_MFS-220458

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    At MFS, you will find a culture that supports you in doing what you do best. Our employees work together to reach better outcomes, favoring the strongest idea over the strongest individual. We put people first and demonstrate care and compassion for our community and each other. Because what we do matters – to us as valued professionals and to the millions of people and institutions who rely on us to help them build more secure and prosperous futures.

    About MFS:                                                                                                                                                                          

    In 1924 MFS Investment Management established the first mutual fund in the United States. Today, MFS offers a wide range of products and services to investors, including more than 70 mutual funds, fixed and variable annuities, separately managed accounts, and retirement plans to retail customers, institutional investors, and insurance offerings.  

    At MFS we hire talented people and allow them to work in an environment that fosters teamwork. We strive to make MFS a company where our employees can grow and succeed. While MFS provides a supportive work environment, we maintain high standards of accountability to ensure that employees meet our standards of excellence. We value intelligence and hard work. We value the perspective you bring. We will reward you for your good ideas, your work ethic, and your experience. We believe that our unique culture directly benefits our business.         

    Basic Purpose:

    At MFS, the Fixed Income Research Associate Program is designed to allow associates to become fully immersed in the investment management world of fixed income. The Fixed Income Research Associate will work on the Investment Grade team and will work with portfolio managers and research analysts in the development of proprietary, bottom up investment research. The Fixed Income Research Associate Program is designed to be a 3 - 5 year program, with the possibility of being offered an Analyst position on the fixed income team.

    Principal Responsibilities:

    • Analyze company and industry fundamentals relevant to securities being reviewed; help to formulate investment decisions under the supervision of the covering Analyst

    • Keep abreast of market developments in the coverage area – regulatory and business environment and financial trends

    • Build and update financial models, charts, and other supporting materials

    • Develop and write research reports on company events, news, earnings, and other relevant topics

    • Gather and communicate Environmental, Social and Governance (β€œESG”) risks and opportunities

    • Collaborate and engage with Research Associates, Analysts and Portfolio Managers across the investment platform

    • Assume additional projects and responsibilities as required


    • Bachelor's degree or higher

    • Computer/modeling skills: Microsoft Excel, Word, Powerpoint

    • Exceptional analytical skills with an ability to gather and synthesize large amounts of information

    • Skilled at both written and verbal communications

    • Ability to work on complex projects in a self-directed manner

    • Organized and attentive to detail

    • Passion for learning with an interest in developing a career in asset management


    What we offer:

    • Generous time-off provided: including "Responsible time off" for many roles, paid company holidays when the US Stock Exchange is closed, plus paid volunteer time
    • Family Focus: Up to 20 weeks of paid leave for new parents, back-up care program, dependent care flexible spending account, adoption assistance, generous caregiver leave
    • Health and Welfare: Competitive medical, vision and dental plans, plus tax-free health savings accounts with company contributions
    • Wellness Programs: Robust wellness webinars, employee assistance program, gym reimbursement through our medical plans, fitness center discounts and more
    • Life & Disability Benefits: Company-paid basic life insurance and short-term disability
    • Financial Benefits: 401(k) savings plan, Defined Contribution plan- 15% of base salary invested into the Plan, competitive total compensation programs

    MFS is a hybrid work environment (remote/onsite) unless otherwise stated in the job posting.

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