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Emerging Markets Director

Date: Nov 29, 2018

Location: Milwaukee, WI, 53202

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What's the role?

Director or Associate – Emerging Markets Credit Research


Who We Are: The Public Investments Department within Northwestern Mutual Investment Management

Company, LLC (NMIMC) manages the public markets investments of Northwestern Mutual, with more than

$100 billion under management in Investment Grade Corporate, Structured Product, High Yield Corporate,

Government, Municipal, and related Derivative assets.


 This position will assist with management and coverage of Emerging Markets Bonds across portfolios.


Primary duties include:


  • Conduct in-depth sovereign and quasi-sovereign fundamental credit analysis on new and existing investments to determine credit quality and risks based on relevant quantitative and qualitative aspects of economic, external, fiscal, monetary and institutional factors.
  • Apply relative value acumen to the evaluation of new issues and secondary market offerings.
  • Formulate and communicate high conviction trade ideas and influence portfolio manager investment decisions based on fundamental and relative value analysis.
  • Consistently prepare high quality and accurate work product, including written and verbal opinions and analyses.
  • Work collaboratively and contribute to maintaining the internal Emerging Markets platform.
  • Participate in preparing and/or giving presentations to senior management on key issues, composition
  • and performance of Emerging Markets portfolios.
  • Participate in discussions with senior government officials, private sector representatives, credit rating agencies and sell-side research professionals to stay abreast of trends and developments in coverage universe.
  • Support continued build out of the investment process and capabilities, particularly the development of data analytics and technology.


Bring Your Best! What this role needs:

  • Ideal candidates will have up to 7 years of experience in sovereign credit analysis; however, will consider other relevant skills and/or work experience.
  • MBA or Master’s degree with a concentration in finance, economics or international studies.
  • CFA designation or progress towards attaining the CFA designation.
  • Strong analytical, quantitative and critical reasoning skills.
  • Superior verbal and written communication skills.
  • Attention to detail, ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks, and meet deadlines.
  • Works well independently, while promoting and contributing to a strong team dynamic.
  • High ethical and professional standards.



• Proficiency with Bloomberg and Microsoft Office, including Excel, Word and Power Point required.

• Knowledge of Blackrock Aladdin is desirable.

• Knowledge of artificial intelligence and predictive analytics applications for use in credit research is

highly desirable.


This position is subject to our Personal Trading Policy and the employee will be required to

maintain any brokerage accounts with one of NMIMC’s approved brokers.



Req ID: 24356
Position Type: Regular Full Time
Education Experience: Bachelor's Required
Employment Experience: 6-8 years
FLSA Status: Exempt
Posting Date: 11/29/2018