Investment Analyst

Chicago, Illinois
Not Specified
Oct 17, 2016
Dec 16, 2016
Job Type
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Career Level
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Position Summary:

Kemper Corporate Service has an immediate need for an Investment Analyst to work from our Chicago office. This role will be primarily responsible for analyzing and evaluating the credit worthiness of various fixed income issuers including corporations and municipal entities, generating investment ideas, due diligence/financial analysis, and with making appropriate buy, sell and hold recommendations to the portfolio managers. The individual will also aid in the diligence and monitoring of the Company's alternative investments which include private debt and private equity assets.

• Analyze various fixed income issuers across various sectors

• Develop and maintain written credit evaluations including issuer overview, industry and competitive analysis, valuation and other relevant information based on qualitative and fundamental factors

• Surveillance of existing holdings within the fixed income portfolio along with assisting in the maintenance of the research database

• Make buy, sell and hold recommendations to the portfolio managers both verbally and in writing

• Perform quarterly valuations of various private debt and private equity investments.

• Communicate and assist other departments on various information requests

Position Qualifications:

• Bachelor Degree required; Preferably in Finance, Accounting and/or Business

• 2 years in credit research or trading, industry analysis, financial research, or recent Accounting /Finance graduate.

• Experience with the following a plus: FactSet, Bloomberg, Access, Thomson Reuters

• Must be self-motivated, possess a passion for investment management, integrity, and a commitment to continuing individual development

• Candidates should possess excellent analytical skills, decision making ability, and communication skills, verbal and written

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

• CFA/MBA or willingness to pursue; required
Demonstrable record of professional development & intellectual curiosity including certifications, postgraduate work, membership in industry organizations, and independent research

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Our employees enjoy great benefits:

• Qualify for your choice of health and dental plans within your first month.
• Save for your future with robust 401(k) match, Health Savings Accounts and various retirement plans.
• Learn and grow with our Tuition Assistance Program, paid certifications and continuing education programs.
• Contribute to your community through United Way and volunteer programs.
• Balance your life with generous paid time off and enjoy business casual dress.
• Protect what you love with discounts on Homeowners and Auto insurance products.
• Get employee discounts for shopping, dining and travel through Kemper Perks.

Kemper at a glance

With $8 billion in assets, Kemper is one of the nation's leading insurers. The Kemper family of companies specializes in home, auto, life, health and valuables insurance products for individuals, families and businesses.

Kemper's underwriting companies* are rated A- (Excellent) by A.M. Best Company, the leading insurance industry rating authority. Kemper services six million policies and ranks among the top 25 personal lines property and casualty writers.

*Alliance United Insurance Company is not rated.
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