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T. Rowe Price Group, Inc.

Credit Analyst Investment Grade

T. Rowe Price Group, Inc. - Baltimore, MD

Our mission as a leading investment management firm is to help our clients achieve their long-term\u00a0financial goals. We believe our associates are the key to this mission and we are\u00a0always looking for\u00a0talented individuals who share our commitment to our client\u2019s success. If you\u2019re looking for challenging work experiences and the ability to learn in a collaborative culture, we\u00a0invite you to explore the opportunities available at T. Rowe Price.\u00a0 Primary Purpose of the Position The Investment Grade Credit Analyst will be responsible for the credit coverage of several major industry sectors and multiple individual company positions. The individual will research new issues and existing investment grade bonds as well as monitor the performance of existing portfolio holdings. Principal Responsibilities Conduct independent, fundamental credit research. Analyze and explain economic, competitive, sector and political drivers that impact a borrower\u2019s ability to repay its debt. Develop well-researched short and long-term perspectives, resulting in the assignment of TRP bond ratings, conviction ratings, outlooks and investment recommendations. Create historical and projected financial models, analyzing key financial metrics to differentiate improving from deteriorating credits. Make buy, hold or sell investment recommendations incorporating the fundamental credit outlook. Interact with management teams, other credit analysts, rating agencies, sell-side analysts, and other TRP investment professionals, including fixed income and equity analysts. Assimilate and filter various sources of information to develop long term, well-researched investment theses on sectors and issuers. Communicate credit opinions and investment recommendations orally and in writing to Portfolio Managers, traders, other TRP analysts, credit and advisory committees and external clients. Work within often tight time constraints to discuss recommendations first-hand with Baltimore and London- based Portfolio Managers. Produce and communicate regular forecasts of bond performance in selected credits. Also develop and apply relative value metrics, seeking investments that generate above-average returns without excessive risk. Consider investments from a global opportunity set, including across different currencies. Qualifications Required Experience understanding and evaluating company creditworthiness. Ability to make judgments based on market knowledge. Experience with financial statement modelling and analysis. Inquisitive nature, driven to excel in all aspects of the analytical process. Flexible, responsive and self-starting personality with keen attention to detail. Open-minded thought process and intellectual honesty. Willingness to pursue and explore ideas and potential investment opportunities, supporting one\u2019s ideas to questioning by Portfolio Managers and other analysts. Excellent communication skills, written and verbal. Self-starter who initiates and maintains active communication, especially with peers in other locations. Preferred Three \u2013 five years of investment grade credit experience Advanced degree (MBA) CFA T. Rowe Price is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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T. Rowe Price Group, Inc.


Credit Analyst Investment Grade T. Rowe Price Group, Inc. - Baltimore, MD, United States


Location: Baltimore, MD

Company Profile:
Founded in 1937 by Thomas Rowe Price Jr.Managing $692.4 billion in assets* (as of December 31, 2013) Serving individuals, financial intermediaries and institutions Offering a full range of investment strategies Independent company with considerable employee ownership Headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland, with offices in 12 countries around the world Employing over 5,600 associates