Job ref no.: CT3127825-01#8582

Associate / Vice President, Asia Distressed Credit / Special Situations, Global FICC Trading, Hong Kong

Bank of America

Job Description:

About Bank of America

Our purpose as a firm is to make financial lives better, through the power of every connection. Across the world, we partner with leading corporate and institutional investors through our offices in more than 35 countries. In the U.S. alone, we serve almost all of the Fortune 500 companies and approximately 67 million consumer and small-business clients. We provide a full suite of financial products and services, from banking and investments to asset and risk management. We cover a broad range of asset classes, making us a global leader in corporate and investment banking, sales and trading.


Connecting Asia Pacific to the world

Our Asia Pacific team is spread across 19 cities in 12 markets. We are focused on connecting Asia to the world and the world to Asia, using our global expertise to ensure success is shared between us, our clients and our communities. Our regional footprint covers 12 currencies, more than a dozen languages and five time zones, placing us firmly among the region’s leading financial services companies.

Job Description:

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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Job ref no. CT3127825-01#8582
Job Function
Employment Term
  • Permanent
  • Full-time
  • 0 year - 5 years
Career Level
  • Middle management level
  • Degree
  • Master's degree