WHO WE ARE: The Public Investments Department within Northwestern Mutual Investment Management Company, LLC (NMIMC) manages the public markets investments of Northwestern Mutual, with more than $100 billion under management in Investment Grade Corporate, Structured Product, High Yield Corporate, Government, Municipal, Emerging Market and related Derivative assets.
BASIC FUNCTION: This position will be responsible for covering and driving performance within assigned Investment Grade (IG) corporate bond industries.
While specific industry experience is not a requirement, meaningful current or historical experience in Energy or Consumer (Food, Retail, Consumer Products) sectors would be preferred
Candidates must have a proven track record of deep industry expertise within the IG corporate asset class
Within assigned industries, the candidate must have the ability to provide well-articulated, forward-looking fundamental views and relative value assessments for covered companies
Candidates should have at least 8 years of experience in the credit markets
Provide timely evaluation of primary and secondary market offerings informed by fundamental and relative value views
Demonstrate the ability to formulate, communicate and influence investment recommendations to portfolio managers based on forward looking fundamental and cross industry relative value analysis
Prepare high quality, accurate and independent work product
Maintain strong, professional relationships with Wall Street contacts, rating agencies, buy-side accounts and issuer management teams
Regularly attend industry conferences, investor events and rating agency meetings
Prepare and deliver presentations to senior management on key issues, such as topical industry information, credit specific analysis, special project work, etc.
Use information technology to identify, develop and maintain tools that enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of the investment decision making process
Actively engage in Continuous Learning & Improvement (CL&I) initiatives
Exhibit a high level of integrity, trustworthiness, reliability and motivation
Promote a culture of mutual respect and courtesy
MBA or Master’s degree
CFA designation is preferred
8+ years of asset management industry experience with ability to demonstrate track record of delivering research and investment ideas contributing to superior, risk adjusted results
Ability to develop and build relevant models and tools
Strong analytical, quantitative and critical reasoning skills
Superior verbal and written communication skills
Attention to detail, ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks, and meet deadlines
Works well independently, while promoting and contributing to a strong team dynamic
High ethical and professional standards
Knowledge of Blackrock Aladdin is desirable
Proficiency with Bloomberg, Microsoft Power BI, Database systems and tools is highly desirable
Knowledge of machine learning and/or predictive analytics applications for use in credit research is
Internal Number: 24566
About Northwestern Mutual
Northwestern Mutual is an American financial services mutual organization based in Milwaukee. The financial security company provides consultation on wealth and asset income protection, education planning, retirement planning, investment advisory services, trust and private client services, estate planning and business planning. Its products include life insurance, disability income, and long-term care insurance; annuities; investments; and investment advisory products and services.