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Fixed Income High Yield Junior Analyst
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Mesirow Financial Holdings, Inc. | Manhattan Beach, CA
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Job Description

The Opportunity:

Mesirow Financial is an independent, employee-owned firm founded in 1937. As specialists in investment, risk management and advisory services, we are committed to helping our institutional, corporate and individual clients achieve their objectives. Our professionals are inspired by an entrepreneurial desire to develop tailored solutions designed to deliver measurable results.

About a year ago the high yield team joined our existing Fixed Income Management business. We are seeking a high yield junior analyst to join our high yield fixed income investment team located in Manhattan Beach, California. This is an excellent career opportunity for an analyst to join a premier high yield and leveraged loans investment management team with a demonstrated top-decile performance in non-investment grade debt management with a differentiated and disciplined investment approach.

Primary Responsibilities:

* Perform fundamental credit research and relative value analysis to support senior analysts and or industry portfolio managers.
* Continuously monitor existing holdings and update senior analysts and portfolio managers on credit changes. Perform special projects in support of client or team needs.


* A minimum of 2-5 years of corporate credit research on the buy side preferably.
* Strong academic credentials, including a bachelor's degree in business, finance, accounting, and or economics and preferably a Chartered Financial Analyst or CPA charter.
* Ability to analyze company business plans, generate and calibrate financial models, and apply critical thinking skills to assist team members.
* Strong professional communication and inter-personal skills coupled with an ability to succinctly express complex ideas both orally and in writing.
* The ability to work independently, while being team-oriented is critical.
* An intellectual curiosity in learning about companies and industries and comfortable dealing with uncertainty and risk.
* Willingness to travel and engage with senior company management teams.