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Credit Research Associate

Business Department:  Private Debt

New York, US

Partners Group is a global private markets investment manager, serving over 1,000 institutional investors. We have USD 119 billion in assets under management and more than 1,500 professionals across 20 offices worldwide. We realize potential in private markets by financing and developing great companies, desirable real estate and essential infrastructure. We create value in our investments through active and long-term responsible ownership.

What it's about

We are looking for a Credit Research Associate to join our rapidly growing U.S. Liquid Loans investment team in New York, where we invest and manage leveraged liquid loans for multiple cash-flow CLOs, open-end and closed-end fund mandates.


This individual is expected to:

  • Support senior credit analysts across various industry sectors with active quantitative and qualitative credit analysis of syndicated (non-investment grade) leveraged loans
  • Perform fundamental credit analysis, financial modeling and risk due diligence of identified investment opportunities in the primary and secondary US syndicated loan market
  • Interact with corporate issuers, loan arrangers and other market stake-holders to develop and enhance the individual's familiarity with assigned issuers and sectors  
  • Prepare credit investment applications and present investment recommendations to the Investment Committee and loan portfolio managers
  • Proactively monitor existing investments "real time", providing timely updates on company performance and related matters
  • Develop in-depth knowledge of assigned sectors and follow relevant industry developments
  • Participate in daily/weekly team meetings to discuss current business activity, financial performance, and events related to credits covered
  • Provide regular input on structural, secular and cyclical themes affecting credits and industries covered
  • Review credit agreements and other legal documentation related to issuers
  • Back-up other analysts on the team and assist portfolio managers with ad-hoc projects and assignments, as needed
What we expect
  • 3 - 7 years of relevant work experience in financial markets, corporate banking, investment research, or investment management, with primary focus on leveraged loans or high yield debt
  • Experience with a CLO Manager or Loan Fund Management platform (preferred)
  • Strong financial modelling (MS Excel), analytical, writing, and communication skills
  • Top academic credentials with emphasis on Business Administration, Accounting, Finance or Economics preferred

What we offer

Partners Group is a global financial institution that retains the culture, pace and agility of a start-up. As a growing firm, we are committed to attracting, developing and retaining the very best talent, by offering a workplace where results are truly recognized and rewarded.  We offer a fantastic opportunity for you to grow:

  • Professional, international working environment
  • Challenging, rewarding career within a growing company
  • Collaborative environment, with on-the-job training and mentorship opportunities
  • Competitive benefits and wellness package, including medical, dental and vision coverage
  • 401k (Roth and pre-tax options) with company match
  • 25 vacation days and 12 holidays annually
  • One-month sabbatical after every five years of service
  • Company paid life and disability insurance
  • Education assistance program
  • Lunch stipend
  • Fun office and team events, including volunteer opportunities to connect with and help our local communities


Make an impact on the organization by taking a lead role in the growth of our US business.  Our working environment is humble, inclusive and transparent, and the structure of the firm is flat.


At Partners Group, we thrive on new ideas for the benefit of our clients, our employees and our community.  We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and support diversity of perspectives.



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