Day in the Life of Fixed Income Analyst AM?

Can anyone give a summary of their day-to-day as an analyst at a large AM firm (e.g. DoubleLine), particularly working in fixed income?

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5/11/12

Fixed income is a very large asset class.

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5/14/12
buybuybuy:

Fixed income is a very large asset class.

Maybe an analyst on a typical MBS desk?

 
5/14/12

Two things: Oaktree isn't AM and it should have been e.g. not i.e. (see: http://theoatmeal.com/comics/ie).

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5/14/12
Oreos:

Two things: Oaktree isn't AM and it should have been e.g. not i.e. (see: http://theoatmeal.com/comics/ie).

Fixed! Now, any insight in regards to my original post?

 
5/17/12

Doubleline is not really AM and certainly isn't large either. The i.e. vs. e.g. has always annoyed me, but so many people use it incorrectly I don't find it worth it to correct.

I don't expect the day-to-day for fixed-income is much different from equity at a large AM, but it's going to depend if you're an emerging sovereign analyst vs. high-yield vs. high-grade corporates, etc. Follow news flow, interact with sell-side, meet with managements, attend conferences, interact with PMs, read/analyze a lot of stuff.

 
1/13/13

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