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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 09/21/18

Applications Due10/21/18

Vacancy ID60087

AgencyInsurance Fund, State

TitleFixed Income Credit Analyst - Financial Institutions (Special Investment Officer)

Occupational CategoryOther Professional Careers

Salary GradeNS

Bargaining UnitM/C - Management / Confidential (Unrepresented)

Salary RangeFrom $140000 to $180000 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Exempt Class

Travel Percentage 20%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.50


From 8 AM

To 5 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No

County New York

Street Address 199 Church Street

City New York


Zip Code10007

Minimum Qualifications Basic Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s degree with strong academic qualifications
• Minimum of four (4) to seven (7) years’ experience covering Financial Institutions, preferably at a “buy-side” institution, such as an insurance company or asset manager

Preferred Qualifications:
• Preference may be given to candidates with an MBA or CFA designation
• Strong communication and financial modeling skills
• Familiarity with Bloomberg API a plus

Duties Description The New York State Insurance Fund (NYSIF), with over $15 billion of assets under management, is seeking an experienced credit analyst to assist in managing its $8 billion portfolio of corporate credit risk. Credit analysts are sector specialists who work closely with the Chief Credit Officer and Portfolio Manager to identify sound investment opportunities within their assigned sectors.

Duties will include, but not be limited to:
• Evaluate and monitor creditworthiness of corporate credits within assigned sectors;
• Keep abreast of industry and market developments that affect the credit portfolio;
• Produce written reports on individual credits;
• Conduct periodic reviews of assigned sectors, including the identification of industrywide strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats, and likely implications for specific credit positions;
• Communicate with other buy-side, sell-side and rating agency analysts to enhance perspective;
• Review bond indentures, covenants and other terms related to bond offerings and corporate actions;
• Prepare financial models of material credit exposures, including “what-if” scenarios, to critically assess creditworthiness and proactively minimize potential credit losses;
• Respond in a timely manner to management requests for credit opinions and market perspective;
• Assist the investments team on key initiatives, special projects, and other credit matters;
• Collaborate with investment analytics to improve risk identification and monitoring tools;
• Coordinate with investment operations, accounting, and others on portfolio positions as needed;
• Communicate with the PM, trader and management on credit matters that affect the portfolio.

Additional Comments Candidates must be New York State residents or willing to relocate. Salary will be commensurate with experience. Salary will be commensurate with experience.

Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.

Name Renee Bartholomew


Fax 518-437-1618

Email Address


Street 15 Computer Drive West

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12205


Notes on ApplyingCandidates should email or mail a resume and cover letter to:

The New York State Insurance Fund
Attn: Human Resources
15 Computer Drive West
Albany, NY 12205
E-Mail address:

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