This sector covers all our debt jobs in capital markets. Also known as fixed income, debt usually refers to bonds, which like equities, are issued by a company or government in order to raise money. Only instead of selling investments in the company, the company sells bonds which are loans with promises to pay the bond holders back their principal plus interest at some designated time in the future. In the meantime, the bonds can be sold to other investors in the secondary bond markets. Typically, the bondholder who is eventually reimbursed is rarely the original buyer. As with equities, investment banks act as the bond underwriters to create bonds and bring them to market.
Until the date of the bond's maturity, the bondholder will receive interest payments in return for lending the issuer money and because these payments take the form of a fixed cash sum paid at regular intervals bonds have become known as fixed income products.
Debt Roles and Fixed Income Career Paths
If you work as a debt specialist, you could do anything from originating, to structuring to syndicating. Or you could even work for a law firm that handles the legal aspects of submitting registration paperwork and other tasks. In an investment bank, origination specialists are usually senior capital markets bankers. Their jobs involve quite a lot of travel to meet clients in an effort to gain insight into their financing needs and to persuade them to offer business to their bank.
If you work in structuring, you tend to be desk bound, creating debt products to suit a company's financial needs. Then it's up to the people on the syndication desk to get the market ready for sale. They calculate the best interest range, assess demand, and make sure the correct documents are in place.
Fixed income job titles include Fixed Income Trader, Municipal Bond Sales, Capital Markets Credit Risk Analyst, Global Fixed Income Product Specialist, Investment Grade Credit Investor, or Senior Structured Finance Specialist.
Skills and Qualities to Work in Fixed Income
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|European Cross-Currency FX Options Trader - London||GQR Global Markets Negotiable but approx £90,000 - £130,000...||UK-London||24 May 13|
A dynamic European Investment bank is looking to add a VP FX options trader to their Foreign Exchange trading ...
|Derivatives Structurer (FX, Credit, Equity Index)||Excelsior Professional Search Commensurate||UK-London||24 May 13|
Derivatives Structuring / Product Development position with leading financial institution
|Credit Sales to Global financial institutions Location: Oslo, Norway.||Selby Jennings Fixed base salary + annual discretionary...||UK-London||24 May 13|
Credit sales to non Scandinavian financial institutions. Not a junior role, must have a track record and clien...
|Experienced Treasury trader||Selby Jennings Fixed base salary + annual discretionary...||UK-London||24 May 13|
Senior position in the Treasury primarily responsible for trading Fixed Income bond portfolio of the bank.
|Analyst - FIG Solutions||Dartmouth Partners Competitive||UK-London||24 May 13|
Our client is the FIG solutions team (IBD) within a bulge bracket investment bank. They are currently looking ...
|Associate - Distressed Debt||One Search Market Compensation||UK-London||24 May 13|
Leading Distressed Debt Fund seeks Associate for London team
|Analyst - Sub-Investment Credit||One Search Market Compensation||UK-London||24 May 13|
This leading global investment management company currently manages assets in excess of $5 billion across emer...
|Programme Delivery Manager (Associate Director ), Surrey, £85k+package+bonus||Aston Carter Ltd £85k+package+bonus||UK-London||24 May 13|
Leading Asset Management house, looking for an IT change programme delivery manager to deliver a range of stra...
|Product Manager - Emerging Markets||Not Disclosed Very competitive||UK-London||24 May 13|
Leading fixed income and emerging markets asset manager are looking to hire an experienced product manager int...
|Credit Analyst||The Emerald Group Above Market rate||UK-London||24 May 13|
One of the leading fixed income asset managers is currently looking for an analyst with around 3 years experie...
|Regulatory / Capital Markets Lawyers for FI & Global Advisory||Not Disclosed Negotiable||UK-London||24 May 13|
This uppermost tier investment bank seek outstanding lawyers with capital markets and/or regulatory experience...
|Associate Director – Mezzanine Debt Fund||Pure Recruitment 100 - 110||UK-London||24 May 13|
This leading debt fund is looking to hire an associate director with leveraged finance experience. Our client ...
|Debt Investor Relations||Hogarth Davies Competitive||UK-London||24 May 13|
Major financial institution looking to add an individual to its Debt Investor Relations team.
|Senior Bond Sales Desk & Senior Real Estate Origination Desk– Very Urgent||City Wharf Financial Recruitment Strong Basic + Bonus||UK-London||24 May 13|
Leading Independent Advisory and Credit Specialist is actively looking to recruit a number of very senior Fixe...
|Emerging Market Bonds Sales Specialist – Very Urgent||City Wharf Financial Recruitment Strong Basic + Bonus||UK-London||24 May 13|
Leading investment bank is actively seeking a Fixed Income Emerging market sales person with at least 5 -10 ye...
|Global Fixed Income Sales||City Wharf Financial Recruitment Highly Competitive||UK-London||24 May 13|
City based investment bank seeks individuals with at least 3-5 years experience in bond sales. Successful cand...
|Origination, Sales and Research Distressed Products German Speaking||Walker Hamill Upon Application||UK-London||24 May 13|
My client a London based boutique brokerage seeks a German speaking candidate to join them in London.
|DCM Compliance Specialist - VP||Hudson Banking VP - Very Competitive||UK-London||24 May 13|
A Global Top Tier investment bank is actively looking for a DCM Compliance Specialist. The DCM Compliance Spec...
|Project Implementation Manager||Riversdale Consulting c.£700 / day||UK-London||24 May 13|
To lead the implementation of Fixed Income Projects with Clients & service partners through the effective plan...
|Equity & Credit Analyst||Paragon Executive Very competitive||UK-London||24 May 13|
An outstanding opportunity has arisen for a Junior Investment Analyst with equity & credit exposure to join an...
|Vanilla FX Quant; £75k - £150k||Westbourne Partners Negotiable||UK-London||24 May 13|
FX Market Making Opportunity
|Flow Rates Quant - AVP-VP||Westbourne Partners Negotiable||UK-London||24 May 13|
My client a Tier 1 Investment Bank is looking for a Fixed Income Quantitative Analyst to join it's hybrids tea...
|GCM Analyst FICM||Morgan Stanley Competitive||UK-London||24 May 13|
See job description for details
|FXEM Desk Strategist for FX e-trading - Vice President||Morgan Stanley Competitive||UK-London||24 May 13|
See job description for details
|Distressed Debt Analyst, Investment Firm||Greenwich Partners Excellent base and bonus||UK-London||24 May 13|
Superb opportunity for a Distressed analyst with 2 - 4 years experience in M&A, credit, leveraged finance, pri...
|Director/ Executive Director, Private Debt Investments, Investment Firm||Greenwich Partners Six figure base and bonus||UK-London||24 May 13|
An exciting opportunity to join this investment firm, focused on the private debt for an experienced Director/...
|Associate, Leveraged Finance provider||Greenwich Partners Base guide £60,000 to £70,000 with bonus||UK-London||24 May 13|
Exciting opportunity to join this leveraged finance provider, for someone at the associate or manager level.
|Associate, Leveraged Finance and Principal Investments, Investment Banking||Greenwich Partners Excellent base and bonus||UK-London||24 May 13|
Superb opportunity to join this leading investment bank within their leveraged finance team. The team can make...
|Vice President High Yield Debt Fund||Greenwich Partners c £100,000 with bonus||UK-London||24 May 13|
Superb opportunity to join this top performing debt fund as a High Yield Analyst
|Structured credit trader||Credent Partners Competitive base and bonus||UK-London||24 May 13|
Major European investment bank are continuing to build their hybrid solutions and structured product franchis...