• High Yield Municipal Credit Research Analyst

    Location : Location US-NY-New York
    Investment Services (Equities, Fixed Income, Multi-Asset Portfolio Management)
    Position Type
  • Company Overview


    AllianceBernstein (AB) is a global investment-management firm providing industry-leading research and investment solutions through a combination of innovation, intellectual curiosity and relentless ingenuity. We offer high-quality research and diversified investment services to institutional and individual investors worldwide. Our clients include some of the world's top institutions as well as private-wealth clients and retail investors. Through close partnerships with our clients, we collaborate on investment strategies across regions and sectors to inspire innovative thinking and deliver superior outcomes.


    We invest in our people and in the communities in which we operate, and we celebrate our diversity to showcase what makes us unique. We offer our talent the opportunity to grow professionally while working on cutting-edge ideas and outcomes in a global culture that operates as a tight-knit community.


    If you're ready to innovate and grow your career, join us.


    AllianceBernstein is an equal opportunity employer.  We do not discriminate based race, color, creed, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation or citizenship status.


    We are seeking an experienced High Yield Municipal Credit Research Analyst to join our Municipal Bond group. In this role the Analyst will support various intermediate, long and individually managed municipal fund strategies, which consist of a broad range of high yield and investment grade municipal holdings. They will also be responsible for performing in depth fundamental research to develop forward looking industry and issuer-specific credit views and recommendations with a primary focus on High Yield across a range of sectors. The Analyst will work closely with the Municipal Bond portfolio management, trading, credit research, and economics research teams, as well as other investment analysts, portfolio managers, and traders across the firm.


    The successful candidate will be equipped with strong fundamental research skills and a proven track record of adding performance to a high yield tax exempt portfolio. They will be intellectually curious and will adopt a rigorous approach to their analysis incorporating scenario analysis where necessary. Candidates should be creative problem solvers and either have experience with (or openness to) innovation that leverages technology and data science in the research process. They should also have strong marketing and influencing skills both in advocating investment ideas to portfolio managers and traders internally and in contributing to our ability to win and retain business externally.


    • Strong academic credentials and achievements. A Bachelors level degree is required with a post-graduate degree or professional qualification preferred
    • 8+ years of experience with a minimum of 5 years’ experience in credit research.
    • Proven track record of adding performance to a high yield tax exempt portfolio
    • Experience working directly with underwriters and purchasers counsel and familiarity with bankruptcy and restructurings
    • Strong analytical, quantitative and problem-solving skills with the ability to navigate complex data systems
    • A high level of initiative and credible influencing skills with the ability to take the lead in advocating investment ideas to portfolio managers and traders
    • Strong marketing and presentation skills with ability to lead a meeting with senior representatives of clients and prospects and to contribute to our ability to win and retain business
    • Ability to cover a range of industries and markets autonomously and to make informed decisions, often in a short time frame
    • Ability to work well in a collaborative, team-based environment

    We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.


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