Distressed and Restructuring Reporter – 7161

Content & Research, Full-time, London
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The Role

Debtwire is looking for a reporter to join its restructuring desk and cover distressed credits and restructuring situations. You will be delving into underperforming private equity-backed companies, writing analytical articles on their performance as well as on creditor negotiations, restructuring proposals and their implementation.
Focusing on mostly off-diary events, you will need to use your initiative to build relationships within the hedge fund, trader and advisory communities to uncover leads and verify the information. 
The private nature of the industry means unveiling information from well-placed sources is the first challenge, but you should also have an analytical mind as this is a highly technical market.  
You will work on a small, collaborative desk and receive support and on the job training, enabling you to analyse companies’ capital structures and earnings and become a market commentator.
Key Responsibilities

•Produce analytical and commentary pieces on underperforming credits based on a solid understanding of balance sheets and sector trends 
•Produce exclusive off-diary articles and breaking news on distressed credits, such as creditor negotiations, restructuring proposals and their implementation
•Write exclusive articles based on information sourced from hedge funds, distressed traders and the advisory community
•Attend key conferences and relevant industry events
•Work independently and in collaboration with a wide team of reporters across regions
•Produce copy under tight deadlines.

Required Skills,Experience and Qualifications

•A self-starter attitude with a cooperative approach
•An investigative mind and good writing skills
•Networking and contact building skills
•Excellent time management and communication skills
Nice to have

•European languages would be a plus 
•Contacts in the European leveraged finance and restructuring market

About us

We’re a diverse group of visionary innovators who provide trading and workflow automation software, high-value analytics, and strategic consulting to corporations, central banks, financial institutions, and governments. More than 40% of the world’s largest companies use our solutions. Founded in 1999, we’ve achieved tremendous growth by bringing together some of the best and most successful financial technology companies in the world.

Over 2,000 of the world’s leading corporations, including 50% of the Fortune 500 and 30% of the world’s central banks, trust ION solutions to manage their cash, in-house banking, commodity supply chain, trading and risk.

Over 800 of the world’s leading banks and broker-dealers use our electronic trading platforms to operate the world’s financial market infrastructure.

With 10,000 employees and offices in more than 40 cities around the globe, ION is a rapidly expanding and dynamic group.
Within ION Analytics we help clients find advantage in a world of information overload and fragmented systems.  Our business information solutions blend expert journalism and analytics with data to help banks, advisors, investors, law firms and corporations find opportunities in markets ranging from equities and fixed income to infrastructure and private equity.

On our platform clients can break through silos to originate opportunities, find buyers, and use resources efficiently, and our advanced workflow automation tools cut through the noise to deliver personalized, targeted information that saves time and effort, and drives better decisions.
At ION, we offer careers that provide many opportunities: To invent. To design. To collaborate. To build. To transform businesses and empower people around the world to do more, faster and better than before. Imagine what you can do and experience. This is where you can do your best work.
Learn more at iongroup.com.

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