Portfolio Data Analytics, Direct Lending

Alternative Credit Chicago, Illinois

What we do:
First Eagle Alternative Credit (FEAC) is a leading manager of direct lending and tradable credit investment products, with approximately $21 billion of assets under management (as of September 30, 2022). FEAC advises a full range of public and private investment vehicles, including a business development company, interval fund, collateralized loan obligations (CLOs), separately managed accounts and comingled funds. FEAC is the alternative capital platform of First Eagle Investments, an independent, privately owned investment management firm headquartered in New York City with $94 billion of assets under management (as of September 30, 2022). Throughout a heritage that dates to 1864, First Eagle has sought to generate attractive real returns for clients over the long term, a tradition that remains central to our mission today. First Eagle’s range of actively managed equity and equity-oriented, public and private credit, multi-asset and alternative strategies reflect our dedication to disciplined and unconventional thinking, a global perspective and the long-term alignment of interests.

What drives us:

At First Eagle, clients come first, always. To deliver on this commitment, it is incumbent upon us to nurture an environment that both attracts, develops and retains a talented, inclusive workforce, and inspires each of our employees to do their life’s best work on behalf of our clients. Inherent in this dynamic is a culture that promotes equality, diversity and respect and holds every member of the organization to the highest standards of integrity and accountability.


Who we are looking for:

First Eagle is seeking an Analyst for the Data Analytics team in its Chicago office. The Analyst will be responsible for analytic activities related to First Eagle portfolios and assets, focusing on middle market and direct lending products.  The successful candidate will demonstrate high technical expertise, problem-solving skills, the ability to multi-task efficiently with high accuracy, and excellent customer service.  Experience with mathematics and data manipulation preferred.


What you will do:

The Associate will be involved in all facets of the quantitative process including, but not limited to:

  • Portfolio and asset analytics and reconciliations
  • Monitoring and tracking performance metrics and contributions for managed accounts
  • Analytic support regarding ongoing and ad-hoc requests
  • Providing support to Investment Committee and Portfolio Management teams
  • Meeting service level commitments to both internal and external clients
  • Establishing and maintaining relationships with company staff as well as external clients


The qualities you should have:

  • Strong academic credentials from a top tier school(s); Undergraduate degree with a concentration in business, finance, economics, or mathematics is preferred
  • 2 - 5 years of middle market loan experience preferred
  • Advanced knowledge of mathematics
  • Strong analytical skills required; must demonstrate high degree of comfort dealing data manipulation
  • Proficient knowledge of MS Office with an emphasis on Excel
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail and strong organizational skills
  • Team player and proactive personality with an upbeat and positive attitude


The duties and responsibilities described herein are not a comprehensive list. Additional tasks may be assigned to the employee and the scope of the job may change as necessitated by business demands.


First Eagle Investment Management, LLC (FEIM) and First Eagle Alternative Credit, LLC (FEAC) is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. Equal employment opportunity has been, and will continue to be, a fundamental principle at FEIM/FEAC, where employment is based upon personal capabilities and qualifications without regard to race, color, religious belief (including dress and grooming practices), sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, veteran status, pregnancy, breastfeeding or medical conditions related to breastfeeding, status as a victim of domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking, genetic information or characteristics (or those of a family member) or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state or local law.