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Fixed Income Research Associate - Structured Products - MFS - (Boston/Hybrid)

  • 03 Sep 2022 6:26 PM
    Message # 12906015
    Anonymous member (Administrator)

    To apply, please visit: https://mfs.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/MFS-Careers/job/Boston/Research-Associate--Structured-Products-_MFS-210517

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    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 individuals 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.      

    About the Fixed Income Team:

    This department is responsible for the research, management and trading of all fixed income securities and the execution of all currency transactions.  The Fixed Income Research Department has research analysts and associates who analyze the credit quality of issuers and issues being considered for purchase or currently held in the portfolios.  They analyze industry factors, borrower fundamentals and debt structure issues.  It is their responsibility to make buy-hold-sell recommendations based on the relative value of the security in the market place.

    About the Structured Team:

    The structured market consists of fixed income securities backed by assets ranging from auto loans to mortgages on commercial properties.  The three primary sectors of the market are ABS (asset-backed securities), CMBS (commercial mortgage backed securities) and RMBS (residential mortgage backed securities) with a combined US market size of ~$7 trillion.  The team consists of eight members, including portfolio managers, analysts, and traders.  The group's primary responsibility is to seek investment opportunities across structured investments for fixed income portfolio mandates.

    Job Responsibilities:

    Work closely with sector analysts to perform credit analysis of various structured product bond investments.
    Analysis of sector fundamentals relevant to securities being reviewed
    Analysis of macro and micro economic issues relevant the sectors being reviewed
    Collect financial data and other relevant market information from databases, financial statements, and third party research to be utilized in the development of financial models and credit/investment reports
    Assist analysts and portfolio managers in the understanding of the fundamental drivers of the assigned sectors and the implication of that data on the broader Fixed Income and Equity markets
    Assume additional projects and responsibilities as required

    Job Requirements:
    All majors welcome with skills in critical thinking and analysis being key
    Coursework in Finance, Accounting, Economics, or Statistics may be helpful but not required
    Exceptional analytical skills, ability to gather and concisely compile large amounts of information
    Ability to work independently on complex projects
    Computer/modeling skills with Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc. a plus

    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 program

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

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