Analyst Listed Debt

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AXA IM Published: June 9, 2021
Puteaux, France
Job Type


Key Accountabilities


  • Analysis of credit risk of issuers: 125 issuers followed within a preselected 700-issuer universe
  • Provide relevant sector analysis to support FM decisions throughout 17 sub-sectors
  • Identify relative value into both Infra & Real estate markets throughout 15 countries worldwide
  • Portfolio Management & Monitoring (performance analysis, cash, guidelines, hedging strategies)
  • High volume of bonds/derivatives (> 1,000 trades over Q4 20, €9bn transactions since 2011)

How ? (below a focus on the main task: credit analysis)

  • Meticulous analysis of the annual reports of property & infrastructure companies
  • Comparing with the main peers within the relevant sub-sector
  • Cross-analysis of existing research notes to identify points of divergence & justify them
  • Take a step back, depending on the key risks identified, to focus on capital structure, strategy, sources of income, sector/regulatory specificities governing them (type of contracts, pricing/indexation, regulatory model), performance (key operational ratios, growth), financial health, specific features of the underlying assets of the sector concerned, development issues, risks to be monitored in the medium term
  • Distinguish the "financial communication" provided by companies from a "financial analysis" in order to develop critical thinking and highlight the major risks and issues related to these companies
  • Justify all information by using facts, precise sources, justified elements, cross-referenced analyses
  • Write structured docs with effective drafting that is directly usable for investment purposes
  • Present the work in an audible, convincing way in order to maintain the attention of the audience
  • Make the difference between written analysis & its presentation: requiring different skills each

3) Why ?

  • to bring value-added ideas to support daily investment decision
  • to provide strong performance for the clients


Role Requirements


  • Engineer or business school degree with specialization in finance / Real Estate


  • Previous experience in real estate or investment banking (ideally with formal real estate qualifications)
  • Knowledge and Skills
  • Advanced mastery of Excel modelling (cash flow & performance analysis, asset valuation)
  • Knowledge of Bloomberg & law is a plus
  • Proven skills in financial analysis and valuation
  • Strong interest in the real-estate/infrastructure financing
  • Experience in, or at least have a solid understanding of, real estate sectors at least across Europe
  • Fluency in French & English


  • Team spirit, flexibility and the ability to work under pressure
  • Motivation to learn and progress in a fast-growing environment (“start-up spirit”)
  • Thoughtfulness and ability to synthesize
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Solid presentation skills
  • Rigorous and self-motivated