Artisan Partners seeks a highly motivated, intellectually curious Research Associate to join the firm’s newest autonomous investment team that is focused on investing in emerging and frontier debt markets. This role will focus on the politics and macroeconomics of countries in Latin America. This is an exciting opportunity for an individual who is interested in building a research-focused career in investment management.
The Research Associate will play an essential role within the Emerging Markets Debt investment process as they perform research into daily news events, political and macroeconomic policy changes and macroeconomic data releases in countries in Latin America. In addition, the Research Associate will conduct in-depth analysis into the fundamental political and macroeconomic situations, governance quality, social issues, history, natural resource endowment and environmental concerns of their countries, becoming experts on the region.
Research is conducted via close reading of local news articles; macroeconomic data analysis; due diligence meetings with primary sources including, but not limited to, members of governments and representatives from global central banks; and international travel to countries of coverage. Attendance at regionally focused research conferences and the Annual and Spring IMF meetings may be requested. Opportunities for engagement with local policy makers in order to improve transparency or other areas of interest will be available.
Research Associates will work side by side with Portfolio Managers, Analysts, and Traders to help them understand the issues driving asset prices in Latin American Debt markets, which includes asset classes such as local and external sovereign bonds, corporate debt, and FX and interest rate derivatives. As experience is gained, Research Associates will be given opportunities to deepen their exposure to the idea generation and investment management processes and interact with various team members to fully explore the various roles required to manage Emerging Markets debt portfolios.
The successful candidate will possess strong analytical skills and attention to detail. Additionally, the ideal candidate will possess:
- Demonstrated interest in economics, politics, and/or international affairs
- Spanish and/or Portuguese language skills
- Experience living, studying or working abroad a plus
- Strong communication skills, excellent work ethic, and a continued desire to learn
- Ability and desire to work rigorously in a highly collaborative and team-oriented environment
- Bachelor’s degree with strong academic record
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