Trainee Credit Analyst

  • Job Reference: 805523601
  • Date Posted: 10 May 2022
  • Recruiter: Royal London
  • Location: London
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Accounting, Data and Analytics
  • Job Type: Full Time Flex, Part Time Flex, Super Flex
  • Duration: Happy to talk flexible working
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

Royal London is the largest mutual life insurance, pensions and investment company in the UK.  Since its foundation 160 years ago, Royal London has supported millions of people to protect and provide for themselves and their families.


Our culture is welcoming, friendly, flexible and we aim to make you always feel included. We welcome applications from individuals who have taken an extended career break or those who are transitioning from different sectors.


To support this, we are always open to discussing flexible working arrangements and as we transition to hybrid working we will discuss working patterns or locations that ensure you have the freedom to be your best. It’s what makes Royal London a great place to work.


We believe that being together some of the time will help our colleagues to feel truly connected to our Spirit of Royal London culture. Many of us value the passing conversations, social interactions and building relationships that comes from being together in the office.


Royal London Asset Management (RLAM) was established in 1988 and is a wholly owned and central part of the Royal London Group. Since our inception we have built a reputation as an innovative, high performing fund manager. Our track record and exceptional client service have been recognised with a number of awards. We are proud of the people we employ, the performance we have delivered and the wide-ranging group of clients we manage. 


We currently have an exciting opportunity to bring onboard a Trainee Credit Analyst to join the RLAM business on a permanent contract in London.



Role purpose

You will have the opportunity to assist credit analysts with the production of credit research and maintenance of credit research database and fund managers with administrative fund management tasks.  You will also learn to undertake analytical responsibilities and make recommendations to the Fixed Income teams.

During your traineeship you develop technical research skills and market/corporate bond knowledge.  You will also have the opportunity to study and achieve your CFA Qualification.


Key Responsibilities

  • Provide analytical and administrative support to the Global Credit Team
  • Contribute towards ad hoc research, client requests & reporting and RFPs
  • Attend weekly Global Credit and Fixed Income meetings
  • Ensure client presentation slides and credit examples are kept up to date and contribute towards creating new ones
  • Demonstrate proactivity, a developing degree of self-management and eagerness to learn


Essential Criteria

  • Graduate or graduate calibre with a relevant or numerical degree or equivalent
  • IT Literate, numerate and good analytical skills
  • Aspiration to CFA Qualification; CFA Level 4 Certificate in ESG Investing
  • Enthusiasm and aptitude to learn financial analysis and corporate bond valuation
  • Demonstrable interest in companies and financial markets
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy and ability to delegate and prioritise


Desirable Criteria

  • Experience working in Financial Services (Investment Management/AM highly desirable)


What we offer

  • We've always been proud to reward employees by offering a number of benefits such as Pensions and Protection, Performance and role-related benefits, Lifestyle and Wellbeing 
  • Our culture comes from within, or to put it another way, it comes from our people. It’s what makes Royal London a great place to work.
  • Our People Promise is something we live up to every day. We know we can rely on you, and you can expect plenty from us in return.
  • Glassdoor ranked us among the best places to work in the UK in 2021


We are an equal opportunities employer. We work hard to attract the best talent for our award-winning team. We believe that embracing difference makes us stronger. Our diverse people bring us different skills – whatever their educational background, disability, gender, age, sexual orientation, race, religion or belief.


In fact, the first pillar of our People Promise is designed to make sure you 'work somewhere inclusive'. We want to live up to this promise; it’s good for our people and good for our customers too, because our workforce should reflect our communities.