Mergermarket US Ltd Credit Reporter Financial Institutions in London, United Kingdom

Debtwire is looking for a driven financial journalist to join its news desk to cover financial institutions.

If you are already a reporter with some experience at a newswire covering banks seeking a more challenging role, or a credit analyst/trader interested in a switch to a fast-paced news desk with a deep financial focus, this could be the job for you. You will join the leading financial newswire for the fixed income markets, part of Acuris, an established global financial intelligence and data provider.

You will be delving into primarily stressed European banks and insurance companies by developing contacts with the investor and advisory community and analysing financing structures and earnings.

The private nature of the industry means uncovering leads from well-placed sources is the first challenge, but you will also require an analytical mind and a demonstrable understanding of credit as you will be covering a highly technical aspect of the market.

Focusing on mostly off-diary events and trading opportunities in FIG debt, you will need to build relationships with investors, advisors and bankers to uncover leads. You will work in a small, collaborative desk, also contributing to the news flow of the larger Debtwire Europe team.

Basic understanding of fixed income, credit analysis and interpreting bank’s balance sheets are a prerequisite. You will have the opportunity for frequent foreign travel to meet with sources and moderate at conferences.

The successful candidate will have:

Some experience in a news reporter role with a focus on FIGs, or some experience in the financial markets with a proven desire to write

A self-starter attitude with a cooperative approach

An investigative mind and good writing skills

Outstanding networking and contact building skills.

If you are interested in this position please email Robert Schach von Wittenau directly at Robert.Schach@acuris.com. Please ensure your CV and cover letter are attached.

Acuris powers business growth for financial and professional services firms worldwide. Through events and subscription-based digital services, we provide unique, high-value content that helps our customers to make the best decisions based on the strongest evidence.

Our sector specialists and expert analysts interpret data and intelligence to extract new insights that create business opportunities for our customers. We’re trusted by many of the world’s principal advisory firms, investment banks, law firms, hedge funds, private equity firms and corporates, who rely our brands to help them understand specialist markets and find ideas for business development.

Founded in 2000, we’re a growing family of information brands united by common characteristics: sector expertise, analytical skill, proprietary data and solutions that are packaged for maximum value. You’ll find our 1,000 staff, including 600 specialist journalists and analysts, in 67 locations around the world.

Acuris is fully committed to a policy of non-discrimination and to promoting equality of opportunity in employment on grounds of merit, experience, skills and aptitude in order to maximise the full potential of both existing and prospective employees.