Debtwire, the leading global fixed income news and data specialist, is looking for a data associate to join its North America leveraged finance team. The job is focused on tracking high yield bond and leveraged loan deals as they move through the market, and obtaining real time data on those transactions.
The role will involve building relationships with investment bankers and other market participants to get deal terms as soon as they are out. This is sensitive, private information, so the candidate must be personable and diplomatic, with strong communication skills. They will also need creative flair to overcome roadblocks in the data gathering process.
The candidate must be able to manage deadlines, and grasp the main concepts of leveraged finance. Training will be provided.
The New York-based data associate will be part of a larger data team, which focuses on data collection and analysis, including league tables, as well as liaising with the editorial team to support its reporting.
The ideal candidate will have the following attributes:
Degree in Finance or equivalent experience
Strong communication and interpersonal skills
Good at building relationships
Solid working knowledge of MS Excel, Word and Access
Keen attention to detail
Good problem solving and analytical skills
Please ensure your CV and cover letter are attached.