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Credit Research Analyst

Credit Research Analyst
London, GB
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Job Description

Credit Research Analyst – London

Aviva Investors is hiring two credit analysts to supplement our existing asset management team in London. These analyst positions will be focused on two specific sectors, namely real estate and asset backed securities (ABS). This is an opportunity for an ambitious individual to progress their career in a dynamic environment, taking responsibility for the analysis of and recommendations on highly attractive asset classes that we envisage can provide strong outperformance in the current market environment.

A bit about the job:

The successful candidate will be primarily responsible for covering debt issuers in the real estate or ABS sectors with a geographic focus on European companies. You will use your judgment and experience to make fund management recommendations. You will work collaboratively with research colleagues across AI, fund managers and other AI research and strategy teams to formulate and underpin security selection recommendations.

Skills and experience we’re looking for:

  • Experience of investment grade and/or high yield debt capital markets from a buy side asset manager, sell side investment bank or rating agency

  • The ability to deliver investment opinions that contribute to superior, risk adjusted results

  • Quickly able to develop and build relevant modelling tools

  • Authoritative within area of expertise alongside a good level of broader macroeconomic knowledge

  • Well-developed problem solving, decision making and communication skills

What you’ll get for this role:

  • Generous pension (starting level Aviva contributes 8% when you contribute 2%)

  • Eligibility for annual performance bonus

  • Family friendly parental and carer’s leave

  • Generous holiday entitlement plus bank holidays with the option to buy/sell up to 5 additional days

  • Up to 40% discount for Aviva products

  • Brilliant flexible benefits including electric cars

  • Aviva Matching Share Plan and Save As You Earn scheme

  • 21 volunteering hours per year

In this role you’ll be ‘Certified’ under the Financial Conduct Authority / Prudential Regulation Authority’s Senior Managers and Certification Regime (SMCR). This means that we’ll need to complete some regulatory background checks on you before you take up your role and we’ll need to ask you some questions on an annual basis to make sure you remain ‘fit and proper’ and competent to carry out your role. We’ll provide training on what holding a SMCR role means when you join us and annually thereafter.

Aviva is for everyone:

We are inclusive and welcome everyone – we want applications from people with diverse backgrounds and experiences.

Excited but not sure you tick every box? Research tells us that women, particularly, feel this way. So, regardless of gender, why not apply. And if you’re in a job share just apply as a pair.

We flex locations, hours and working patterns to suit our customers, business, and you.

Most of our people are smart working – spending around 60% of their time in our offices and 40% at home.

We interview every disabled applicant who meets the minimum criteria for the job. Once you’ve applied, please send us an email stating that you have a disclosed disability, and we’ll interview you.

We’d love it if you could submit your application online. If you require an alternative method of applying, send an email to

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