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Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s Asia Distressed Credit / Special Situations trading desk is seeking an Associate / VP hire to join their team as a Desk Analyst. This role requires a detailed understanding of distressed credit analysis, across a variety of industries and jurisdictions in the Asia Pacific region. Candidates will be expected to have previous experience analyzing complex credit situations, and be capable of critical thinking in a time sensitive manner. Working within a small and collaborative research team, this versatile role requires a capable individual to support and drive the risk-making decisions made within the team.
Independent development of credit analysis / investment thesis
Conducting sophisticated financial analysis on both par and distressed securities and loans
In-depth industry research as well as detailed company specific due diligence
Investment memo preparation and presentation
Presentation of ideas / analysis to colleagues as well as external clients (banks, buy side funds)
Collaborating with regional sourcing and trading team members
Supervision of junior desk analysts
Education / Experience
MBA or similar business orientated degree
Outstanding academic record / GPA
Fluency in another Asian language (ideally Mandarin) in addition to excellent English communication skills
Previous experience analyzing and investing in distressed credit, gained from a top-tier investment bank, credit hedge fund or similar institution
Skills / Abilities
Strong quantitative and analytical skills
Advanced financial modeling and analytical skills, ability to read and interpret financial reports and legal agreements
Ability to apply advanced oral and written communication skills to create a positive impression and professional rapport
Ability to leverage existing business contacts as well as generate new leads, applied to both origination and due diligence
Ability to self-originate trade opportunities, managing the life-cycle from idea generation, credit analysis through to execution and risk management
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