Credit Analyst - (F/H)

Location 75-PARIS, France
Experience level Experienced Hire
Job details sector Finance, Control and Strategy
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Position Summary:


The Credit Analyst covers a set of mainly European and US corporate credits relevant to AXA Group’s credit portfolio. The Credit Analyst reports to Manager –Financial Corporate Credit Analysis in the Group Credit Team (“GCT”). The position is Paris based and is part of a 25 member multi-national credit team within the AXA Group holding company’s Investment & ALM department headed by the Group CIO. The AXA Group credit portfolio is in the order of EUR 170 billion with around 3,000 issuers.
Main Responsabilities:
The core duties of the Credit Analyst are:
  • Assessing and monitoring a portfolio of financial corporate credits, including eligibility proposals
  • Proposing internal ratings for issuers in his/her portfolio
  • Backup responsibilities on other banking sectors followed by his/her colleagues
  • Liaising with Group Asset Managers and AXA local entities, as part of an AXA Group issuer eligibility process
  • Collaborating closely with other GCT credit analyst and credit investment teammates
  • Supporting transversal projects such as: relative value and STEC adjusted performance on sectors and names covered and reduction of high yield exposure etc
  • Contributing to a quantitative dashboard centralizing fundamental, market, STEC and ESG data, and other more effective and efficient approaches to credit investment and management
  • Assisting Manager –Financial Corporate Credit Analysis in the preparation of the AXA Group’s Credit Universe Committee, credit process and governance documents, and regular credit-related reports

Outputs and Deliverables:


The Credit Analyst’s core work results in:
  • Internal credit rating recommendations for all issuers in his/her portfolio
  • Surveillance notes about relevant key credit events for issuers in his/her portfolio
  • Credit assessments and eligibility proposals for newly proposed names
  • Periodic issuer and/or sector reviews
  • Follow-up of de-risking plans of one specific entity

Experience and Qualifications:


The targeted background for the Credit Analyst includes:
  • Master’s degree in Finance or Business from a leading university
  • Experience in a fundamental credit analysis role at a rating agency, financial institution, asset manager or institutional investor
  • Quantitative, database and modeling skills
  • Fluency in written and spoken English; French a plus

Performance Characteristics:


The Analyst exhibits the following in performing the role:
  • Strong team spirit
  • Good business writing and presentation abilities in English and other languages
  • Emphasis on quality of analysis for internal clients
  • Self-motivation and a drive for constant improvement
  • Excellent judgment in setting priorities and meeting deadlines

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