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Investment Analyst Development Program

Most undergraduates with a passion for investments only dream about assisting in the management of a $70 billion investment portfolio. Our recent hires in the Fixed Income unit of  Travelers’ Investments team know this as their daily work environment.

Travelers, a component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, is a leading provider of commercial, consumer and specialty insurance. With insurance offices around the country and overseas, Travelers depends on its investment portfolio to make good on the claims made by policyholders and to create value for its shareholders.

As an institutional “buy-side” investor, Travelers relies on its team of credit and quantitative associate analysts to analyze issuers, securities and our portfolio utilizing skills gained through college-level course work and on-the-job experience. Join Travelers’ Fixed Income Investments team and put your education to work in our three-to-four year Investment Analyst Development Program, with opportunities for extension and advancement.

Program tracks

Credit research associate analysts play an active role in evaluating new and existing securities, sectors, and asset classes. Core responsibilities include:

  • Financial statement and ratio analysis
  • Utilizing analytics software and databases to develop new tools and models
  • Fundamental sector and asset class research
  • Presenting investment, portfolio and/or sector analysis in formal and ad hoc meeting formats

Quantitative research associate analysts play an active role in the use and development of models and processes for analyzing portfolio performance and risk. Core responsibilities include:

  • Utilizing software modeling and analytical tools, databases and other decision aids in support of recurring and ad hoc portfolio, transaction, and credit analysis needs
  • Performing return attribution analysis and evaluating the results
  • Designing and building enhanced analytics for modeling fixed income securities
  • Preparing of reports designed to identify and/or monitor risk or aid in the analysis of portfolios, transactions, sectors or credits
  • Assisting in the maintenance of the treasury futures portfolio

Program components

  • One-on-one mentoring with an investment analyst
  • Progressively expanding responsibilities
  • Opportunities to learn all aspects of the fixed income capital markets
  • Sponsored pursuit of the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation
  • Formal training program

Visit the Training and Development page for more information about learning opportunities.


  • Bachelor’s degree with preferred GPA of 3.5 or greater
  • Strong leadership abilities and analytical skills
  • Effective oral and written communication skills and proven ability to work in a team environment
  • Prior internship or practical work experience
  • Ability to relocate to Saint Paul, Minnesota

Opportunities and suggested majors

  • Credit track: Economics, Liberal Arts, Finance, Political Science
  • Quantitative track: Engineering, Science, Math, Statistics


Positions are available in Saint Paul, Minnesota.

See our Recruitment Process page for information on applying or back to Development Programs.

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