Thomson Reuters

Thomson Reuters, Credit Reporter - F&R

Location
Canary Wharf, London
Salary
£DoE
Posted
05 Jul 2018
Closes
05 Aug 2018
Ref
JREQ106374
Industry
Journalist
Job Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

This role sits within our Financial & Risk (“F&R”) business. On 30 January, 2018, Thomson Reuters announced that it signed a definitive agreement to enter into a strategic partnership with private equity funds managed by Blackstone related to the company's F&R business.

As part of the transaction, Thomson Reuters has agreed to sell a 55% majority stake in Financial & Risk and will retain a 45% interest in the business. Thomson Reuters will maintain full ownership of its Legal, Tax & Accounting and the Reuters News businesses.

The transaction is expected to close in the second half of the year and is subject to specified regulatory approvals and customary closing conditions. When the transaction closes, this role will be included in the new F&R entity. Further information on this can be found here.

Job Description Summary

Covering the covered bond primary and secondary markets for both IFR magazine and IFR’s real-time products, the reporter will break news and write analysis.

The candidate will be required to liaise with other teams (such as FIG and public sector) for crossover stories and would ideally have previous experience of writing about the bond market. We are looking for a reporter who is comfortable talking to senior bankers, investors, traders and issuers in the covered bond market. He or she must also be willing to develop strong relationships with other members of the IFR team across all asset classes.

Job Description

We are looking for a covered bond Reporter who will be writing about primary and secondary covered bond markets for IFR magazine and IFR's real-time products.

The reporter will be keen to break news on a range of topics including new issues, mandates, and major market moves and will have a proactive approach to generating content written for expert and non-expert clients. Covered bonds are a key tool in banks’ funding toolbox and are expected to grow in important as they wean themselves off cheap central bank liquidity. Coverage of this market is a key part of IFR’s FIG offering.

The candidate will also be required to some liaising with other teams (such as financial institutions and public sector markets) for crossover stories and will be required to cover other markets on a ad-hoc basis. We are looking for a reporter who is comfortable talking to senior bankers, investors, traders and issuers in the covered bond market.

The reporter will contribute to the daily flow of information on new issue news, pricing and market moves and ensure the market is covered efficiently and in a timely fashion.

Essential Skills and Experience:

  • Experience of reporting, research or market experience covering or working in the credit market.
  • A thorough knowledge and understanding of the credit markets.
  • Excellent writing and analytical skills.
  • Ability to handle multiple priorities and deadlines as well as work under pressure.
  • Extensive network of sources in the finance market both on the sellside and buyside.
  • Solid organizational, communication and interpersonal skills


Desired Skills and Experience:

  • Foreign languages, especially continental European such as Spanish, French, Italian or German
  • Educated to a degree level preferable


As a team, we believe in winning as one - collaborating to reach shared goals, and developing through challenging and meaningful experiences. Making this happen is a dynamic, evolving process, and we count on each employee to be a catalyst in driving our performance - and their own.

To ensure we can do that, we seek talented, qualified employees in all our operations around the world regardless of race, colour, sex/gender, including pregnancy.

At Thomson Reuters, we believe what we do matters. We are passionate about our work, inspired by the impact it has on our business and our customers. As a team, we believe in winning as one - collaborating to reach shared goals, and developing through challenging and meaningful experiences.

With more than 45,000 employees in more than 100 countries, we work flexibly across boundaries and realize innovations that help shape industries around the world. Making this happen is a dynamic, evolving process, and we count on each employee to be a catalyst in driving our performance - and their own.

As a global business, we rely on diversity of culture and thought to deliver on our goals. To ensure we can do that, we seek talented, qualified employees in all our operations around the world regardless of race, color, sex/gender, including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, citizen status, veteran status, or any other protected classification under country or local law.

Thomson Reuters is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer providing a drug-free workplace.

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More information about Thomson Reuters can be found on thomsonreuters.com.

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