Municipal Securities Analyst

Careers at Bloomberg


Posted Aug 25, 2016 - Requisition No. 53755

What We Do:

Bloomberg runs on data. In the Global Data team, we're responsible for supplying it - which also means we solve problems. On any given day, we identify ways we can make the company's processes and software more efficient. And help Bloomberg's prestigious help desk answer complex client questions. And isolate, collect, and process billions of data points, too.
Our data team takes raw numbers and turns them into actionable insights for the world's business and financial decision makers. We're looking for people with a passion to learn about the markets and a love of the crucial detail. We provide the factual foundation that inspires news and analysis and runs every core Bloomberg function, piping scrubbed data into Bloomberg solutions every second. Our teams produce and populate the numbers, figures, algorithms, research notes and analyses displayed on all Bloomberg products.

Global Data's Fixed Income Department is seeking a highly motivated individual who is interested in joining the Municipal Securities team and contributing to our coverage of this highly developed asset class. The Bloomberg Municipal Securities group covers all primary and secondary activity of the $3.7 billion Public Finance market. Analysts in the group have the opportunity to build relationships with the world's largest underwriters, financial advisors and various buy-side and sell-side participants. There are opportunities to work with the business team to develop the future growth of the product as well as test and roll-out code changes with our programmers.

We'll trust you to:

  • Procure, analyze and process data required for both primary and secondary market trading.
  • Critically analyze processes and find solutions to managing complex market information to ensure the timeliness and quality of data that our clients have grown to expect.
  • Deliver excellent customer service to Bloomberg's clients and internally across the department.
  • Provide insight into the world of municipal bonds and who possess the technical skills needed to query databases as well as build and maintain VBA macros.
  • Update and process data onto the Bloomberg database in a timely manner
  • Forge relationships with market participants to acquire source documents
  • Identify opportunities for efficiencies and product development and see those ideas through implementation
  • Build and maintain VBA macros and querying databases to highlight outliers in data and streamline current processes
  • Respond to client queries regarding the data, functionality and analytics on the terminal
  • Communicate project initiatives and product developments to internal business units

You need to have:

  • BA/BS in Finance/Business Administration or BA/BS in Technical Field (e.g. Information Systems, Statistics, Engineering, Computer Science) or equivalent work experience
  • 2+ years of relevant financial data working experience
  • Effective analytical and research skills
  • Strong proficiency in Excel and PowerPoint
  • Commitment to enhancing and developing products
  • Exceptional communication, presentation and networking skills
  • The ability to be a Team Player, Driven, Flexible and Innovative

We'd love to see:

  • Expert knowledge using the Bloomberg Professional Service (the Terminal)
  • Working knowledge of SQL, VBA and R highly preferred
  • If this sounds like you:

Apply! If you think we're a good match, we'll get in touch with you to let you know the next steps.

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