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Municipal Research Analyst

Allspring Global Investments
Published
June 14, 2022
Location
San Francisco, California
Category
Job Type
City
San Francisco
State
  • California

Description

About us

Allspring Global Investments™ is a leading independent asset management firm that offers a broad range of investment products and solutions designed to help meet clients’ goals. At Allspring, our vision is to inspire a new era of investing that pursues both financial returns and positive outcomes. With decades of trusted experience propelling us forward, we strive to build portfolios aimed at generating successful outcomes for our clients. We do this through the independence of thought that powers our investment strategies and by bringing a renewed approach to look around the corner to unlock what’s possible. Allspring is a global company committed to thoughtful investing, purposeful planning, and the desire to deliver outcomes that expand above and beyond financial gains. At Allspring, we leverage the diversity of people, ideas, and skills to help our clients pursue their financial goals. Promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in all aspects of our business is vital to our success. We drive creativity and innovation by bringing together multiple perspectives – diversity and inclusion are key to understanding our clients more fully and seeing business opportunities in new ways. Making differences, our difference.

For more information, please visit www.allspringglobal.com.

 

Job description

Allspring Global Investment is seeking a Municipal Research Analyst to join the successful and growing Municipal Bond portfolio management team. The Municipal Bond team manages over $40B tax-exempt fixed income assets in various short and long-term duration separate accounts and mutual funds. Investments are made in both investment grade and non-investment grade securities.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

 Conduct primary and secondary market municipal credit research utilizing fundamental credit analysis.

 Surveillance of existing security holdings.

 Daily discussions with portfolio managers regarding the purchase and sale of securities, with an emphasis on the underlying credit fundamentals of issuers.

 Documentation of credit recommendations and rating changes by the major credit rating agencies.

 Analysis of assigned sectors and monitoring of general credit trends in the municipal bond market.

 Identification of relative value opportunities amongst credits and sectors.

 Perform ad-hoc projects/analysis as required.

 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

 3+ years of investment research and/or legal experience.

 A BS/BA degree or higher in business, finance, or economics.

 

Desired Qualifications

 Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills.

 Ability to organize and manage multiple priorities and achieve results.

 Ability to work independently, proactively, innovatively, and creatively while exercising sound judgment.

 Ability to work effectively as a team player with ability to support team in achieving group goals.

 Ability to provide unique and differentiated insight for industries under coverage.

 Strong presentation skills.

 Advanced degree to include MBA, Masters in Public Policy, CFA, or J.D.

 Proficiency with Bloomberg and Perform/Creditscope platforms.

 3+ years' experience at a buy-side firm, rating agency, bond insurer, or law firm.

 Broad knowledge of General Obligation and Revenue Bonds.

 

Disclaimer

The firm invites all interested and qualified candidates to apply for employment opportunities. All offers for employment with Allspring are contingent upon the candidate having successfully completed a criminal background check. Allspring is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran/Gender Identity/Sexual Orientation..

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