Job Description: GSO - LCS Industry Credit Research Associate / Vice President
Firm Overview: Blackstone is one of the world's leading investment firms. We seek to create positive economic impact and long-term value for our investors, the companies we invest in, and the communities in which we work. We do this by using extraordinary people and flexible capital to help companies solve problems. Our asset management businesses, with approximately $440 billion in assets under management, include investment vehicles focused on private equity, real estate, public debt and equity, non-investment grade credit, real assets and secondary funds, all on a global basis. Further information is available at www.blackstone.com. Follow Blackstone on Twitter @Blackstone.
Business Unit: GSO
Business Unit Overview: GSO Capital Partners LP is the global credit investment platform of Blackstone. With approximately $123 billion of assets under management, GSO is one of the largest alternative managers in the world focused on the leveraged-finance, or non-investment grade related, marketplace. GSO seeks to generate attractive risk-adjusted returns in its business by investing in a broad array of strategies including mezzanine debt, distressed investing, leveraged loans and other special-situation strategies. Its funds are major providers of credit for small and middle-market companies and they also advance rescue financing to help distressed companies.
The Liquid Credit Strategies Team ("LCS") manages diversified portfolios of fixed income investments, primarily consisting of senior secured floating rate bank loans of non-investment grade companies. LCS also invests opportunistically across the capital structure in instruments including mezzanine debt, high yield bonds, distressed securities, convertible bonds, preferred stock and other credit-related instruments. The group manages and sub-advises over 75 funds accounts in US and Europe, including Collateralized Loan Obligations, Separately Managed Accounts, Commingled Funds, Closed End Funds and Business Development Companies. LCS also invests in the debt and equity tranches of CLOs.
Job Title: Industry Credit Research Associate / Vice President
Job Description: The LCS credit analyst is an integral part of the investment team. The credit analyst will conduct fundamental credit analysis to identify attractive investment ideas and proactively communicate recommendations to Portfolio Managers.
The credit analyst will develop both quantitative and qualitative skills through the investment process and will have the opportunity to gain exposure to a wide range of industries and investment types. As a result of the breadth of the experience, the credit analyst will develop a unique understanding of companies and capital structures. Responsibilities include:
Diligently monitor companies including recent news, quarterly/annual financial statements, ratings changes, Amendments and Waivers.
Evaluate new investments in the Primary and Secondary Markets performing thorough analysis of the Borrowers' business, industry drivers, inherent credit risks, and valuation/recovery prospects.
Formulate a clear and concise credit view in order to persuasively communicate recommendations to the Investment Committee (including CLOs, SMAs, BDCs, and Closed End Funds) both verbally and in writing.
Qualifications: Blackstone seeks to hire individuals who are highly motivated, intelligent, and have demonstrated excellence in prior endeavors as well as:
3-7 years of investment research experience, ideally from a credit oriented fund manager, leverage finance and/or investment banking desk, or CLO platform.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, national origin or any other category protected by law. If you need a reasonable accommodation to complete your application, please contact Human Resources at 212-583-5000 (US), +44 (0)20 7451 4000 (EMEA) or +852 3656 8600 (APAC).
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