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- Research Associate, UK

Research Associate

MFS Investment Management


Whether you're an investment professional, an expert in sales or a technology specialist, you'll find a culture at MFS that supports you in doing what you do best. Our employees work together to reach better outcomes, always favoring the strongest idea over the strongest individual. We put people first and show 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.

Job Description

About MFS: 

In 1924 MFS Investment Management established the first mutual fund in the United States. Today, MFS offers a wide range of products and services to investors, including more than 70 mutual funds, fixed and variable annuities, separately managed accounts, and retirement plans to retail customers, institutional investors, and insurance offerings.  


At MFS we hire talented individuals and allow them to work in an environment that fosters teamwork. We strive to make MFS a company where our employees can grow and succeed. While MFS provides a supportive work environment, we maintain high standards of accountability to ensure that employees meet our standards of excellence. We value intelligence and hard work. We value the perspective you bring. We will reward you for your good ideas, your work ethic, and your experience. We believe that our unique culture directly benefits our business.


About the Fixed Income Team:

This department is responsible for the research, management and trading of all fixed income securities and the execution of all currency transactions. The Fixed Income Research Department has research analysts and associates who analyze the credit quality of issuers and issues being considered for purchase or currently held in the portfolios. They analyze industry factors, company fundamentals and debt structure issues and collaborate with their equity colleagues to achieve in depth understanding of all aspects of the companies they cover. It is their responsibility to make buy-hold-sell recommendations based on the fundamental analysis and relative value of the security in the market place and influence the decision

Job Responsibilities:

Establish fixed income coverage of utility companies across Europe (electricity, gas, water, regulated and unregulated), under the supervision of a senior analyst.

Keep abreast of market developments in the coverage area – regulatory environment, business environment and financial trends.

Work in collaboration with other analysts covering similar companies in equities and in fixed income across the globe.

Review financial performance on a regular basis, formulating and adjusting investment recommendations and communicating these recommendations to portfolio managers across the globe.

Job Requirements:

Two or three years' experience analyzing European utilities in fixed income, equities, banking or a consultancy.

Exceptional analytical skills, ability to gather and concisely compile large amounts of information.

Ability to work independently on complex projects.

Sound financial analysis skills, as well as computer/modeling skills with Microsoft Excel, Word, etc.

A university degree and a strong interest in developing a career in fixed income research.

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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 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. 



Job posted on 5 October 2017.


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