Founded by G. Paul Matthews in 1991, Matthews International Capital Management, the advisor to Matthews Asia Funds, believes in the long-term growth of Asia, concentrating our efforts and expertise exclusively within the region. As an independent, privately owned firm, Matthews is the largest dedicated Asia-only investment specialist in the United States. Our investment offerings provide a broad range of strategies for building a global portfolio that includes exposure to Asia.
Additional information on Matthews International Capital Management, LLC and Matthews Asia Funds can be found at www.matthewsasia.com.
REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS: This position will report to the Lead Portfolio Manager
ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
We are an established boutique advisor managing mutual funds and institutional client's funds in Asia's capital markets. This position will support the fixed income team in research and trading of Asian fixed income securities. The three core areas of research include credit, rates, and currencies. We will express our views through investment grade, high yield, and convertible bonds of corporates or sovereigns in hard and local currencies, as well as derivatives such as futures, forwards, interest rate swaps and credit default swaps. The candidate is likely to have 2-4 years of experience as an analyst in an investment bank or asset management firm. The analyst/trader will likely have expertise in one of the three core areas of credit, currencies or interest rates, with the aptitude and eagerness to develop expertise in the remaining areas.
Develop long term buy/sell recommendations in corporate credit, sovereign credit, rates and currencies
Trading, which will could include US, Asia, and Europe trading hours
Develop financial and valuation screens/models, reflecting the company's business performance and forecast, in particular with an eye towards modeling issuer cash flows, asset quality and prospects for dividend payments
Productionize models by programming in Excel VBA
Generate content for marketing, including presentations and publications of the team
Contribute to the development of investment process across all three core research areas of credit, rates and currencies
Contribute to the build-out of a robust fixed income research, trading, and analytics infrastructure
Establish relative value inter- and intra issuer; ability to discern the most appropriate instrument to express investment thesis
Experience in analyzing emerging markets and fixed income securities strongly preferred
Experience analyzing high yield, distressed and/or convertible securities is a plus
Previous experience in trading local/hard currency securities and/or currencies, futures, forwards, interest rate swaps and credit default swaps a plus
Facility with fixed income analytics, strong quantitative skills
Ability to develop over time a consistent investment process that leads to outperformance
Curiosity; self-awareness; willingness to learn
Ability to communicate ideas and decisions in a coherent, timely manner
Attention to detail is critical to minimize potential for trading error
Keen interest in investing
Must be a motivated, open-minded, flexible, independent thinker and a self-starter
Undergraduate degree and MBA/MFE/CFA
Matthews International Capital Management, LLCis an equal opportunity employer. The Company does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, religious creed (including religious dress and grooming practices), age, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, political activity or affiliation, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, physical or mental disability, medical condition as defined under applicable law, genetic information, military or veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, taking or requesting statutorily protected leave, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws or ordinances.