Credit Product Strategy Analyst/ Associate

KKR

San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on May 20, 2024

COMPANY OVERVIEW

KKR & Co. Inc., together with its subsidiaries, is a leading global investment firm that offers alternative asset management and capital markets and insurance solutions. KKR aims to generate attractive investment returns by following a patient and disciplined investment approach, employing world-class people, and supporting growth in its portfolio companies and communities. KKR sponsors investment funds that invest in private equity, credit and real assets and has strategic partners that manage hedge funds. KKR’s insurance subsidiaries offer retirement, life and reinsurance products under the management of The Global Atlantic Financial Group.

TEAM OVERVIEW

The Credit Strategies team, which is part of KKR’s Global Product team, works with the firm’s credit investment platform to provide ongoing fundraising and client support. The team is involved in all aspects of fundraising, marketing and structuring funds and institutional separately managed accounts (“SMAs”), as well as maintaining an ongoing dialogue with clients and limited partners (“LPs”). The team collaborates with investment professionals and deal teams to understand the current portfolio, deal pipeline and overall market dynamics, and helps communicate these investment insights to LPs. The team participates in fundraising activities and is also responsible for the diligence process, where the volume and cadence of client requests can be quite heavy and time sensitive. Other ad-hoc tasks for the KCS Product Strategy team include creating quarterly presentations, consistently updating marketing materials, and drafting thought-leadership pieces to communicate complex and nuanced topics to a wide range of audiences.

POSITION SUMMARY

The Credit Strategies Team at KKR is looking for an Analyst/Associate to be based in San Francisco. This hire will work exclusively with the firm’s public credit platform on a range of activities including assisting with the development and product support of new funds, supporting marketing /fundraising activities, and investor relations. The successful candidate will focus on our leveraged credit products in particular and will be a high-profile member of the team with both internal and external constituents as a source of information and insight about the firm, our product offerings, and the public credit markets.

IDEAL EXPERIENCE

Qualified candidates have spent 1-4 years as an Analyst or Associate at an asset manager, a private funds/private placements firm, or in another credit / finance-related role. Ideal candidates have been in a group that offers exposure to credit products and analysis. Candidates must be team-oriented with strong analytical backgrounds, outstanding oral and written communication skills, maturity, presence, and sound judgment.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Partner with senior team members on raising capital for and maintaining funds and separate accounts (“SMA’s”)
    Maintain an open dialogue with investors, and provide ongoing LP and investor support
  • Work closely with:
  • Investment professionals and deal teams to understand the current portfolio, deal pipeline, and overall market dynamics, as well as to create and disseminate asset class and portfolio insights
  • Sales professionals to pursue new business opportunities and investor relations globally as well as support ongoing fundraising efforts
  • Finance/Operations professionals for ongoing fund reporting and communications
  • Legal team and external counsel to prepare legal documents, including PPMs, Prospectus, LPAs, subscription documents
  • Technology and engineering team on data management and LP reporting
  • Create and update marketing materials, quarterly presentations, and draft client communications
  • Heavily involved in the investor diligence process

CRITICAL COMPETENCIES FOR SUCCESS

  • Aptitude for critical and creative thinking across the quantitative and qualitative spectrum
  • Quick learner with clear intellectual curiosity and self-motivation
  • Team-oriented, pro-active communicator
  • Interest and prior experience in broader fundraising and product development
  • Proven ability to manage demands of multiple teams and projects in a fast-paced work environment, including ability to prioritize time efficiently and handle heavy workloads while remaining attentive to detail
  • Outstanding oral and written communication skills, including the ability to read information/situations from varying perspectives and tailor messages to suit different audiences
  • Meticulous organization skills with an emphasis on attention to detail
  • Technical and aesthetic mastery of PowerPoint and Excel
  • Content driven with the ability to communicate complex and nuanced topics to a wide range of audiences
  • Maturity, presence, sound judgment, and ability to form and express opinions effectively to cross-divisional teams including senior management
  • Strong relationship development skills, including remotely, with global teams and with individuals of whom work is being requested

#LI-DNI

This is the expected annual base salary range for this San Francisco-based position. Actual salaries may vary based on factors, such as skill, experience, and qualification for the role. Employees may be eligible for a discretionary bonus, based on factors such as individual and team performance.

Base Salary Range
$120,000—$165,000 USD

KKR is an equal opportunity employer.  Individuals seeking employment are considered without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other category protected by applicable law.

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