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Credit Research Analyst - ALTIUS

Date: 14-Aug-2022

Location: Sydney, VIC, AU, 2000

Company: Australian Unity

About Us


The Credit Research Analyst role is positioned within our Investments team at Altius, which manages the investment portfolio of the Australian Unity Group. Australian Unity Investments includes its joint venture and investment partners, including Altius Asset Management which is where the focus of this role will be.


Altius was established as a joint venture with Australian Unity in 2011. To develop and leverage the full potential of the Altius capability, Australian Unity has progressively acquired full ownership with Altius becoming Australian Unity’s specialist Cash and Fixed Interest Team. Altius has a broad set of capabilities which apply a responsible investment philosophy including sustainable investment, discrete mandates and managed funds.


About Your New Role


This position provides support to the Head of Credit Research and Senior Portfolio Managers, researching industries and companies for potential investment as well as monitoring companies in which Altius has current holding in. Further, assist with providing coverage of Australian dollar corporate debt, primarily investment grade. Altius also manages ESG aware investments.


Your responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:


  • Analyse key financial metrics. Identify and evaluate external factors that contribute to the issuer's revenues, cash flow, and credit profile.
  • Collect and analyse industry and company data and trends, sourced through various channels including brokers, rating agencies, investor road shows and online sources.
  • Use existing framework and templates to set up analytical models for companies that are new investments for the portfolio.
  • Analyse financial, management, cyclical, environmental, economic and other drivers that impact a borrower's ability to service debt.
  • Assimilate and filter various sources of information to develop long term, well-researched investment theses.


About You


We are searching for a professional who will join us in striving to live our values of bold, warm and honest, in everything we do.


Your expertise and qualifications will include:


  • Solid analytical skills, insight. 
  • Tertiary qualifications (business, accounting or economics preferred) combined with hands-on experience (1-3 years) as a Credit Analyst working within corporate finance, investment research (ESG) or accounting.
  • Solid analytical skills and insight with the proven ability to make judgments based on market knowledge.
  • Experience with financial statement analysis, with a sound understanding of loan documentation.
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills.



Your Benefits:
You will enjoy a range of great employee benefits and rewards including:

  • Competitive Remuneration and Incentive Program
  • A range of attractive product and service discounts from Australian Unity’s Retail and Wealth Management portfolio – including health insurance and banking products
  • Supported Learning and Career Development program
  • Flexible Working Arrangements including Work-From-Home days with a real work-life balance
  • Available access to LinkedIn Learning courses through our great Learning platform


What Makes Us, Us


Putting people first is not just something we say, it's what we do. We care for our people so they can care for themselves and our customers. We stay true to our values (Bold, Warm, Honest), we work hard because it matters and we work well together – collaborating, encouraging and even managing to have some fun.


At Australian Unity we do the right thing, and we expect the same from others. Being a member-owned company, means we're focused on our members and customers, not shareholder returns. Our purpose to Help People to Thrive, drives us to make a real difference, every day, big and small. We are passionate about improving the wellbeing of all Australians and about making a positive difference.


Please contact  Simon Ashton, Talent Acquisition Lead, for a confidential discussion or for more details –


** All Australian Unity employees must be fully vaccinated for COVID 19.


Australian Unity is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and we encourage applications from all members of the community, including people of Aboriginal and Torres strait Islander descent, culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and, mature aged people.