Palisades Group is an alternative asset manager in the global residential credit markets having managed more than $23 billion of loans, real estate, and fixed income securities since its 2012 inception.  It employs a top-down asset allocation approach across residential whole loans, real estate, opportunistic credit, and fixed income markets in the United States, Europe, and Latin America. The Firm provides clients with a control-oriented management style anchored in asset level risk management, loss mitigation, and value-add strategies. 

As of March 31, 2023, Palisades manages mortgage, real estate and fixed income assets that amount to over $9.4 billion in notional balance through a combination of discretionary funds and separate accounts for globally recognized asset managers, private equity firms, family offices, banks, foundations, endowments, broker dealers, and insurance companies.

Palisades offers individuals an exciting and challenging career in a collegial and collaborative environment. We seek to recruit and retain talented individuals that have demonstrated integrity, intellectual curiosity and willing to speak up, constantly seeking to improve processes, genuinely excited to tackle complex challenges, technically proficient, transparent and collaborative, highly organized and able to manage multiple tasks simultaneously, detail-oriented with a focus on both form and substance, and committed to doing what they say they are going to do.


Palisades is seeking an Associate or Vice President level Macro Credit Research Analyst to join the Investment Management team in Austin, Texas.

The ideal candidate will have expertise in researching fixed income markets, securitization, interest rates, and other factors influencing housing and residential credit markets.  The Macro Credit Research Analyst will conduct research, perform in-depth data analysis, develop, and maintain models, and produce reports on macroeconomic and market trends affecting the fixed income, credit, and residential housing sectors.  The individual will work closely with portfolio managers, traders, and other investment professionals to stay informed about market developments and produce views on factors effecting portfolio strategies.

The role involves (i) formulating and articulating investment views across global credit markets, (ii) building and maintaining models to track fundamentals and relative value across key macro credit markets, and (iii) write differentiated and thoughtful research for distribution to internal stakeholders and external clients.


This is a small team, and any candidate must be a team-player, able and willing to work on cross-over projects, able to pick up complex concepts and communicate effectively to both internal and external constituents. The position will allow the candidate to work collaboratively across the Company’s cross-functional teams (Data Research & Reporting, Trading & Analytics, Asset Management, Capital Markets, Transaction Management, and Collateral Management) and to learn from the firm’s industry leading professionals. The ideal candidate will be intellectually curious, a self-starter, have a strong attention to detail, and be able to work under time sensitive deadlines.


  • Work directly with investment team members to conduct research on fixed income products, mortgage credit markets, housing, labor markets, interest rates, and other areas influencing housing and mortgage credit investments.
  • Follow events related to credit markets closely, including but not limited to central bank policies, economic indicators, debt issuance trends, fund flows, and other related factors.
  • Develop and maintain models for analyzing macroeconomic trends and their impact on credit markets.
  • Leverage all available data sources to identify dislocations/investment opportunities, and flag new ideas for original research content.
  • Monitor market and economic events, provide timely analysis and respond to requests from team members.
  • Collaborate with team members to integrate research insights into investment decisions.
  • Research new, and continuously improve existing, signals.
  • Assist in the creation of regular research publications and presentation materials.
  • Produce written reports on findings and present insights to investment professionals and clients.
  • Communicate with clients and media and be able to articulate views on macroeconomic trends.


  • Minimum 2-4 years of experience with research related to residential mortgage markets or fixed income.
  • Previous experience as a credit research analyst on the buy or sell side.
  • Experience with mortgage loan datasets such as Black Knight, CoreLogic, Fannie/Freddie a plus.
  • A passion for investing and markets.
  • Understanding of fixed income markets and bond valuation.
  • Proficiency with Bloomberg, Microsoft Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Comfort with analyzing large data sets. Programming skills are a plus.
  • Solid writing skills.
  • Collaborative self-starter, eager to learn.
  • Ability to understand, internalize and execute on the team’s goals and objectives, while working around the inevitable obstacles.
  • Ability to multitask and manage multiple priorities / deadlines.
  • Excellent analysis and problem-solving skills; ability to abstract and formalize problems.
  • Exceptional verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills with the ability to apply common sense to carry out instructions and instruct others, train personnel, write reports, correspondence with clients and employees.
  • Bachelor's degree or higher in economics, finance, or other financial or quantitative studies.
  • CFA designation, or progress toward a CFA designation a plus.


  • Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • 401(k) retirement plan matching
  • Charitable giving employee matching program
  • Continuing education and professional certification expense reimbursement
  • Wellness stipend (monthly)
  • 13 paid holidays
  • Remote work option (Fridays)
  • Summer hours on Friday
  • Friday team lunches


Palisades is committed to maintaining a positive and collaborative work environment that is safe and respectful of others; our shared success depends on it. Accordingly, we do not tolerate workplace discrimination, violence or harassment.


We are proud to create a diverse environment and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.