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Credit Research Analyst

Public Trust Advisors, LLC

Job Posting
Dec. 3, 2018

Public Trust Advisors, LLC is a dynamic, growing asset management firm located in Denver, CO, specializing in fixed income investments for the public sector.

Job Summary

This position requires a desire to develop an understanding of fundamental credit analysis of financial issuers and conduits. Position requires working closely as part of a team in a very dynamic work environment.  Reporting to the Head of Credit, this individual will be a member of the Public Trust Credit Committee. The position requires the analysis of the macroeconomic climate as well as high grade corporate issuers, high grade municipal issuers, and GSEs. The review process requires complete fundamental and risk management reviews as well as relative value analyses. The successful candidate will have 2-3 years of experience in an investment role and be proficient in conducting research and drafting issuer and sector wide analysis, with strong communication skills (both written and verbal).

 Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Fundamental credit analysis of approved and proposed corporate issuers through due diligence, sector and issuer research, developing and conducting proprietary analysis, preparing compelling written recommendations and presenting before Credit Committee. Prepare written reports for new initiations, annual credit reviews, and quarterly sector overviews.
  • Will eventually act as lead on specific corporate issuers, including performing issuer analyses and educating team members.
  • Continual cycle surveillance using pre-established markers and recommendation of new markers and analytical tools.
  • Ongoing surveillance of financial metrics, market signals and other factors using Excel and other internally developed risk management models.
  • Interaction with the portfolio managers and credit team to determine appropriate issuers for inclusion in lists, hold codes, and investment policies.
  • Attend industry conferences as directed by the Head of Credit.
  • Manage exposure reporting process.
  • Ad hoc projects may be required on occasion.


Qualifications Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Economics, or Accounting required
  • 2-3 years of experience in investment analysis.
  • Ability to analyze large amounts of data, excellent time management skills


Competencies Required

 Computer Skills:

  • MS Office skills
  • Advanced Excel skills
  • Familiarity with S&P Capital IQ and Bloomberg a plus


Interpersonal Skills:

  • Strong teamwork skills required


 Organizational Skills:

  • Accuracy and attention to detail required.
  • Employee will be able to think quickly on their feet and defend their analysis.
  • Employee will be able to exercise independent judgment and work well with all levels of employees.
  • Keen sense of macroeconomic and sector trends and the ability to convey their impacts on the credit issuers and portfolio holdings.


Communication Skills:

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills required. Incumbent will demonstrate the ability to concisely distill an issuer’s story, highlighting meaningful factors of cash generation and deployment, and communicate the strengths, weaknesses and areas of due diligence for an issuer
  • Strong presentation skills to diversified audiences required

To apply, please send resume to

Contact Information
Sandra Fitzgerald