Senior Credit Analyst
Pugh Capital is a growing employee-owned money management firm located in downtown Seattle. The firm specializes in managing investment grade fixed income portfolios for institutional clients. Our two largest products are Core and Long Duration. Our national clients include endowments, foundations, corporate and public pension funds. Pugh Capital has been in business for over twenty-five years and has
about $8 billion in assets under management.
At the heart of our culture is a set of values that shape our decision-making and the way we interact with our clients and one another. Our values include passion, ownership, integrity, service, excellence and
diversity. Since our founding, promoting diversity within financial services and as a firm has been an important part of our mission.
We are looking for an energetic and self-motivated person who wants the opportunity to join a boutique fixed income investment firm. This role requires someone who is comfortable working in a highly collaborative and intellectually stimulating environment and seeks to constantly grow and evolve. We encourage diverse candidates to apply.
The Senior Credit Analyst has a vital role in Pugh Capital’s credit selection, portfolio construction, and risk management process. The Analyst is responsible for making buy, sell, or hold recommendations through
the analysis of specific industries, issuers, and securities. The Analyst’s trade ideas are vetted and approved by a portfolio manager before they are executed. Analysts at Pugh Capital also have trading responsibilities and execute trades as directed by the portfolio managers.
The Analyst is expected to be an expert in their assigned industries and respective issuers. Annually or as necessary, analysts are also required to present their issuers to the Investment Committee for approval.
Additional responsibilities include having a perspective on the macro economy, other credit sectors and mentoring junior analysts. This position involves client, investment consultant and prospect contact.
Hiring Criteria - Skills and Qualifications
• 7+ years of fundamental corporate bond credit experience
• Ability to analyze macro trends and risk
• Excellent analytical and technology skills
• Strong communication skills and a high level of comfort presenting to diverse groups
• Demonstrates ability to collaborate effectively with team members
• Exhibits sound judgement and the ability to assess impacts of decisions
• Bachelor’s degree with an emphasis in finance, economics, accounting required
• CFA and/or MBA is preferred