Analyst 2 ()


Placement Services USA, Inc.

Work closely with Portfolio Managers to evaluate investment decisions in commodities and commodities-related structured products. Build and maintain proprietary databases in collaboration with the Quantitative Research Team. Provide the senior investment team with detailed research, analytics, modeling, and fundamental analysis. Design and maintain proprietary cash flow models, and utilize sophisticated models developed by the Quantitative Research team to identify investment opportunities. Analyze risk and develop a comprehensive understanding of the products covered and how they trade in the market. Participate in Bracebridges culture and learn about other areas of the firm including Quantitative Research and Risk Management. Monitor existing investments and communicate with the Middle Office to confirm receipt of various instruments and fees. Write code and use other tools (like Bloomberg and Excel) to build and maintain screeners for trade ideas. Assist in the execution of trades. Position is fixed location based in the Boston office, however, telecommuting from a home office may also be allowed.

40 hours/week, 9:00am-5:00pm
Three (3) years of experience as an Investment Analyst or related occupation with experience in commodities and structured products (trading). Experience must include:

Three (3) years of experience with the following (experience may be gained concurrently):
– Bloomberg functionality and proficiency in BDP/BQL API suite
– Programming in VBA, SQL and Python to build models and work with proprietary datasets
– Analyzing term sheets, bond documents, and asset performance documents
– Modeling, analyzing, and trading a wide variety of financial instruments and financing structures including asset-backed securities, corporate debt, REITs, loans, revolvers, and esoteric derivatives
– Identifying and analyzing relevant legal and regulatory developments across US and foreign jurisdictions
– Establishing and maintaining communications with market counterparties
Requires a Bachelors degree (or foreign equivalent) in Applied Mathematics, Engineering, Computer Science, Operations Research and Financial Engineering or a directly related field

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