Fixed Income IPM Associate
Boston, MA 
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Posted 22 days ago
Job Description

At MFS, you will find a culture that supports you in doing what you do best. Our employees work together to reach better outcomes, favoring the strongest idea over the strongest individual. We put people first and demonstrate care and compassion for our community and each other. Because what we do matters - to us as valued professionals and to the millions of people and institutions who rely on us to help them build more secure and prosperous futures.

What you will be responsible for:Basic Purpose:The Institutional Portfolio Manager (IPM) team plays a critical role within the broader investment team, acting as the investment team's key liaison with external constituencies (clients, prospects, and consultants), as well as internal partners. Team members communicate portfolio strategy, positioning, and performance and are integral to the firm's sales and relationship management efforts. The role of the Fixed Income IPM Associate is to support a broad range of Fixed Income IPM team investment and client-related responsibilities. The successful candidate will develop ongoing investment, fixed income market, and communication expertise to assume progressively greater levels of responsibilities.Principal Responsibilities:
  • Research investment topics and synthesize investment data to support team investment perspectives, collateral creation and thought leadership;
  • Assist in monitoring portfolios for appropriate strategy and performance consistency;
  • Support client onboarding process, cash flow transitions, and various ad-hoc client-directed initiatives;
  • Analyze underlying portfolio, risk and performance reporting to generate summarized investment strategy perspectives;
  • Assist presentation development to effectively capture key portfolio management insights and fixed income market perspectives;
  • Review investment collateral to ensure appropriate messaging, data integrity, and overall quality;
  • Support monthly & quarterly client and internal investment communication;
  • Facilitate ongoing management of FI IPM data library;
  • Liaise with organizational partners to facilitate execution of team initiatives;
Job Requirements:
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent;
  • Minimum 1-2 year experience with basic knowledge of fixed income securities and markets;
  • Proven analytical skills and ability to develop creative solutions;
  • Ability to work in fast paced, high pressure environment;
  • Strong computer skills; Excel and PowerPoint knowledge required;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • Ability to interact effectively in demanding environment and prioritize job responsibilities;
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills;
  • Critical emphasis on accuracy and attention to detail.

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At MFS, we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace. If you are excited about this role but your past experience doesn't align perfectly, we encourage you to apply - you might be just the right candidate for this role or others.

What we offer:
  • Generous time-off provided: including "Responsible time off" for many roles, paid company holidays when the US Stock Exchange is closed, plus paid volunteer time
  • Family Focus: Up to 20 weeks of paid leave for new parents, back-up care program, dependent care flexible spending account, adoption assistance, generous caregiver leave
  • Health and Welfare: Competitive medical, vision and dental plans, plus tax-free health savings accounts with company contributions
  • Wellness Programs: Robust wellness webinars, employee assistance program, gym reimbursement through our medical plans, fitness center discounts and more
  • Life & Disability Benefits: Company-paid basic life insurance and short-term disability
  • Financial Benefits: 401(k) savings plan, Defined Contribution plan- 15% of base salary invested into the Plan, competitive total compensation programs

MFS is a hybrid work environment (remote/onsite) unless otherwise stated in the job posting.

This position will require individuals to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as part of their job responsibilities, unless MFS approves an exemption as an accommodation due to a medical condition or sincerely held religious belief. Submission of an exemption request does not guarantee that an exemption will be approved or that the request can be accommodated.

If any applicant is unable to complete an application or respond to a job opening because of a disability, please contact MFS at 617-954-5000 or email for assistance.

MFS is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and it is our policy to not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or any other status protected by federal, state or local laws. Employees and applicants of MFS will not be subject to harassment on the basis of their status. Additionally, retaliation, including intimidation, threats, or coercion, because an employee or applicant has objected to discrimination, engaged or may engage in filing a complaint, assisted in a review, investigation, or hearing or have otherwise sought to obtain their legal rights under any Federal, State, or local EEO law is prohibited. Please see the Know Your Rights: Workplace Discrimination is Illegal document and Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision, linked for your reference.


MFS is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and it is our policy to not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or any other status protected by federal, state or local laws. Employees and applicants of MFS will not be subject to harassment on the basis of their status. Additionally, retaliation, including intimidation, threats, or coercion, because an employee or applicant has objected to discrimination, engaged or may engage in filing a complaint, assisted in a review, investigation, or hearing or have otherwise sought to obtain their legal rights under any Federal, State, or local EEO law is prohibited. Click here to view the EEO is the Law poster and supplement.

 

Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
1 to 2 years
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