PRINCIPAL FINANCIAL GROUP Associate Fixed Income Analyst in DES MOINES, Iowa
Associate Fixed Income Analyst - #221572Job Area:InvestmentsBusiness Area:PGI Fixed IncomeLocation:IA - Des MoinesCareer Category:Experienced ProfessionalFull/Part Time:Full-TimeRegular/Temporary:RegularDate Posted:03/12/2018Responsibilities:Principal Global Investors has an opportunity for a Associate Fixed Income Analyst to join our Des Moines, Iowa team.Under general direction of a [credit] portfolio manager, the Associate Fixed Income Analyst will be responsible for developing financial models, conducting research and analysis on assigned industries/sectors, and providing research insights and credit rating recommendations to support senior team members in making informed investment decisions. Incumbent will also assist with bond pricing, tracking convents, report generation and review, and special projects.What we are looking for?A team player who is self-motivated, results oriented, and can work independently as well as collaborate with multiple teams/team membersDiagnose issues, mitigate risk and make recommendations toward process improvementsInsightful problem-solving abilities and ability to prioritizeContribute to research insights and credit rating recommendations.Collection and verification of data from appropriate sources, ensuring accurate and up to date informationQualifications:Bachelor's degree in business or STEM related field (i.e. finance, accounting, economics, mathematics, engineering).Previous internship in fixed income or related field preferred. Undergraduate GPA of 3.5 or above and progress towards CFA preferred.Familiarity with big data technologies (i.e. Cassandra, Spark and Hadoop) and programming languages (i.e. Python, MATLAB, R) preferred.Must be able to understand basic accounting principles and economic theory, interpret financial statements, and efficiently and effectively research, compile and analyze information.Knowledge of financial markets and fixed income products, including general knowledge of bond mechanics and pricing calculations is preferred.Excellent abilities in the areas of communication (verbal and written), time management, analytics and use of Excel required.Previous experience with Bloomberg preferred.Must be collaborative, able to build and maintain strong relationships, manage expectations, attend to details, multi-task and prioritize effectively.Keen sense of curiosity desired.This position may be subject to SEC restrictions on personal political contributions.Investment Code of Ethics:You will be required to comply with a Code of Ethics which covers personal trading activities for you and members of your household.Visa Sponsorship:This position is not eligible for sponsorship for work authorization by Principal. Therefore, if you will require sponsorship for work authorization now or in the future, we cannot consider your application at this time.Principal is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, national origin, citizenship status, disability, genetic characteristics, sexual orientation, marital status, domestic partner status, military status, protected veteran status, disability status or any other characteristic protected by law.The Principal is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, national origin, citizenship status, disability, genetic characteristics, sexual orientation, marital status, domestic partner status, military status, protected veteran status, disability status or any other characteristic protected by law.