Gurtin Municipal Bond Management, a PIMCO company, is an investment management firm founded on a simple premise: Do what you do best, and never settle. Serving high and ultra-high net-worth individuals, we provide focused expertise in managing investment-grade municipal portfolios that generate tax-free income. As of December 31, 2019, combined municipal assets under management across Gurtin and PIMCO totaled $45 billion.

Our culture combines the modern and collaborative work environment of the West Coast with the intensity, sophistication, and professionalism of Wall Street. We are always looking to invest in hardworking individuals who will excel at Gurtin!

The opportunity:

We’re seeking a uniquely qualified Credit Analyst with a deep interest in public policy to join our best-in-class municipal credit research team. This position offers an exciting opportunity for individuals with strong research skills that are fascinated by how various government borrowers operate and what challenges lie ahead for state and local governments.

You’ll also have the rare opportunity to learn fundamental municipal credit analysis from the ground up at a buy-side municipal bond manager, while working in a collaborative environment with a team of expert credit analysts.

Responsibilities:

As a Credit Analyst, you’ll primarily be responsible for supporting the research activities of the team, in addition to conducting municipal credit rating surveillance on existing holdings, and aiding in the publishing of research reports on a variety of municipal sectors. In addition, you’ll:
  • Learn fundamental municipal credit analysis through Gurtin’s in-house training program, which includes mastering economic, financial, debt and ESG (environmental, social and governance) risk analysis
  • Aid in the completion of comprehensive credit surveillance
  • Conduct detailed media surveillance and monitoring to discover credit events, news, and trends
  • Assist in research and writing of credit reports on individual credits, sectors, and municipal credit trends
  • Perform ad hoc projects
  • Maintain database integrity

Qualifications:

Our qualified candidate should be intellectually curious and excited to analyze financial statements and budgets as well as research topics, such as public pensions, retiree healthcare benefits, school funding formulas, and environmental regulatory changes. You’ll also have:
  • BA/BS degree required; MPA, MPP or MBA desirable
  • Rating Agency experience is a significant plus
  • Experience in financial industry – particularly fixed income/municipal bond is also a plus
  • Strong analytical ability
  • Ability to balance multiple assignments simultaneously
  • Strong interpersonal skills with ability to collaborate with a diverse team that includes other credit analysts as well as quantitative analysts
  • Ability to speak and write clearly and concisely to varied audiences
  • History of demonstrating initiative
  • Innovative, detail oriented, and well organized
  • Proficiency in MS Excel, MS Word, and MS PowerPoint

Benefits:

Gurtin offers a comprehensive portfolio of employee benefits designed to support the health and wellbeing of you and your family.
  • Medical, dental, and vision coverage
  • Paid time off, market holidays, life insurance and travel coverage
  • 401(k) (defined contribution) retirement savings, retirement plan and pension contribution
  • Work/life programs such as parental leave and support, employee assistance plan, commuter benefits, health club discounts, and educational/CFA certification reimbursement programs
  • Community involvement opportunities

We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status.

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Department: Investment Research & Strategy
This is a non-management position
This is a full time position

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