Associate Analyst - Leveraged Loans/CLOs

Location
60290, Chicago
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Nov 20, 2021
Closes
Jan 19, 2022
Ref
96053707#GIJ--Allstate.1
Category
IT
Job Type
Not Specified
Career Level
Not Specified

The world isnt standing still, and neither is Allstate. Were moving quickly, looking across our businesses and brands and taking bold steps to better serve customers evolving needs. Thats why now is an exciting time to join our team. Youll have opportunities to take risks, challenge the status quo and shape the future for the greater good.

Youll do all this in an environment of excellence and the highest ethical standards a place where values such as integrity, inclusive diversity and accountability are paramount. We empower every employee to lead, drive change and give back where they work and live. Our people are our greatest strength, and we work as one team in service of our customers and communities.

Everything we do at Allstate is driven by a shared purpose: to protect people from lifes uncertainties so they can realize their hopes and dreams. For more than 89 years weve thrived by staying a step ahead of whatevers coming next to give customers peace of mind no matter what changes they face. We acted with conviction to advocate for seat belts, air bags and graduated driving laws. We help give survivors of domestic violence a voice through financial empowerment. Weve been an industry leader in pricing sophistication, telematics, digital photo claims and, more recently, device and identity protection. We are the Good Hands. We dont follow the trends. We set them.

Corporate Profile

The Allstate Corporation (NYSE: ALL) is the nation's largest publicly held personal lines insurer, serving approximately 16 million households through its Allstate, Encompass, Esurance and Answer Financial brand names and Allstate Financial business segment. Allstate branded insurance products (auto, home, life and retirement) and services are offered through Allstate agencies, independent agencies, and Allstate exclusive financial representatives in the United States and Canada, as well as via www.allstate.com and 1- 800 Allstate, and are widely known through the slogan "You're In Good Hands With Allstate." By leveraging Our Shared Vision, Allstate is committed to strong principles of the highest ethical standards and encourages individual accountability. Allstate realizes success through innovative thinking while providing challenging and collaborative work for its 70,000 employees, including 12,000 exclusive agents. Allstate demonstrates a commitment to diversity through a variety of ways and continues to identify the requirements for future success since it was founded in 1931.

Business Unit Profile

Allstate Investments manages over $90 Billion of assets. Our goal is to provide sustainable, competitive, risk-adjusted investment returns and investment-related services for the benefit of The Allstate Corporation. Investment performance for our portfolios has consistently provided excess returns for our customers, and we attribute that success in large part to the quality of our people. The size of the investment group exceeds 300 individuals across a variety of investment disciplines including, fixed income, equities, private debt and equity securities and commercial mortgages, as well as, finance, risk and technology. We recognize that our employees are our ultimate advantage and we seek to attract and retain highly qualified individuals withstrong academic backgrounds, a deepinterest in investments and a desire to be challenged. For additional information about Allstate Investments, LLC, visit our website at www.AllstateInvestments.com

Area of Responsibility

As part of Allstate Investments Below Investment Grade (BIG) activities, we invest in high yield bonds and broadly syndicated bank loans for several mandates including the Allstate general accounts and Collateralized Loan Obligations (CLOs) managed by our team under the AIMCO name.

Allstate Investments Public Asset Group is seeking an associate analyst to join our credit research team that supports our High Yield and Leveraged Loan/CLO portfolios.

The associate analyst role involves supporting our bank loan/CLO desk initiatives while simultaneously developing fundamental credit research skills, so the ability to multi-task and shift priorities on the fly will be critical. The desk role will involve communication with both internal clients and external clients while the research portion will involve supporting/developing under senior analysts in their underwriting efforts. The associate will work very closely with portfolio managers and analysts to deliver strong results to our clients.

Responsibilities

    The Associate Analyst will be expected to focus on the following:
      Function as an integral part of the AIMCO deal team for our new issue CLOs including working with the senior structurer, liaising with internal/external constituents, fulfilling ad hock requests for portfolio and performance analysis from the desk, investors and structuring banksComplete ad hoc requests tied to our CLO platform including platform marketing materials and other client needsEnhance our quantitative tools through both maintaining our existing suite and building new capabilities that assist in continuing to advance our platformPrimary new issuance monitoring including communicating with sell side on deal details/book color, etc.

Responsibilities (cont.)

    • Secondary trading assistances to ensure smooth trade process between middle office and agent bankCollaborate with the broader analyst team through supporting financial modeling and all aspects of our underwriting process with the goal of developing fundamental credit skills Participate in analyst credit reviews to build knowledge of how we apply our credit process to construct and manage portfoliosContribute to the improvement of the overall investment process by continually exploring new ideas, processes and technologies that will benefit the group.

Challenges Within The First 12 Months

The most significant challenges for the Associate Analyst for the first 12 months include:

  • Learning the organization, culture and processes;
  • Establishing credibility with and earning the trust of the Portfolio Managers and the other asset teams within Allstate;
  • Developing sufficient knowledge of current portfolio holdings to preserve strong financial performance and seek attractive investment opportunities for the portfolios.

Professional Background

Experience

  • Two years of investment experience with a focus on leveraged credit

Skills Required

  • Solid understanding of the capital markets, quantitative methods, finance, economics and market cycles
  • Strong technical skills including Excel, Bloomberg, VBA, Python
  • Investment banking and/or credit training a plus
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and willingness to be a reliable team player, to build trust and confidence through collaborations with a wide range of internal and external colleagues.
  • Ability to work efficiently, organize and prioritize assignments
  • Ability to work well with internal and external contacts

Educational Background

A bachelors degree in business, finance or related with strong academic performance

The candidate(s) offered this position will be required to submit to a background investigation, which includes a drug screen.

Good Work. Good Life. Good Hands.

As a Fortune 100 company and industry leader, we provide a competitive salary but thats just the beginning. Our Total Rewards package also offers benefits like tuition assistance, medical and dental insurance, as well as a robust pension and 401(k). Plus, youll have access to a wide variety of programs to help you balance your work and personal life -- including a generous paid time off policy.For a full description of Allstates benefits, visit allstate.jobs/benefits/

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