• Competitive
  • Frankfurt am Main, Hessen, Germany
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Moody's
  • 18 Aug 17

Lead Analyst CFG (High Yield Focus) - Frankfurt

Location: Frankfurt am Main, Hessen, Germany

The Role / Responsibilities:
We are looking to fill a vacancy for a lead analyst to manage a portfolio of high profile corporate High Yield issuers based in Europe. The ideal candidate will be a recognized subject matter expert in this area.

This is a challenging high profile role to be responsible for providing insightful credit analysis, ensuring ratings accuracy and responding to investor inquiries. This opportunity involves developing an in-depth knowledge of the assigned companies and sectors and writing thought-leading research. As part of the rating process you will manage effective interaction with investors and issuers alike.

You will also be expected play a pivotal role in raising the profile of the team by conducting efficient and meaningful outreach activities such as meetings with investors, and participating in conferences.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Perform and present at commitees in-depth fundamental credit analysis effectively and comprehensively on a regular basis on issuers in a portfolio of corporate entities
  • Develop in-depth knowledge of the assigned sector and take thought leadership initiatives to enhance our analytics and high quality research impact
  • Build and maintain high quality relationships with Senior Management at the companies covered
  • Write in-depth, high quality, insightful and focused research on credit trends, including annual credit reports, periodic credit opinion reports, special comments and short articles on current topics
  • Develop Moody's franchise through intermediary marketing and visibility initiatives (e.g. investor one on one discussions, conference participation)
  • Coach and develop support associates
  • Adhere to applicable codes of conduct, policies, procedures, regulations and best practices


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Qualifications:
  • Meaningful credit/risk assessment experience including strong financial analysis experience, cash flow analysis and cash flow based lending techniques gained from a financial institution or audit firm
  • Strong knowledge and experience of corporate investment grade and high yield debt markets and an understanding of the key issues affecting these markets/the main players and key industry drivers
  • Excellent communication skills - able to communicate clearly and succinctly, both verbally and in writing with some public speaking experience
  • Strong understanding of loan/bond and other associated documentation, and experience of reviewing such
  • Strong quantitative aptitude and proven analytical skills
  • Strong academic background at least equivalent to MSc in relevant areas
  • CIMA /ACCA/CFA professional qualification would be highly beneficial
  • Highly organised and efficient, with ability to multi-task and able to meet tight deadlines
  • Fluency in English and German is essential
  • Willingness to travel across the EMEA region


Moody's is an essential component of the global capital markets, providing credit ratings, research, tools and analysis that contribute to transparent and integrated financial markets. Moody's Corporation (NYSE: MCO) is the parent company of Moody's Investors Service, which provides credit ratings and research covering debt instruments and securities, and Moody's Analytics, which offers leading-edge software, advisory services and research for credit and economic analysis and financial risk management. The Corporation, which reported revenue of $3.6 billion in 2016, employs approximately 10,700 people worldwide and maintains a presence in 36 countries. Further information is available at www.moodys.com.

Moody's is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law.

MIS and MSS Candidates are asked to disclose securities holdings pursuant to Moody's Policy for Securities Trading. Employment is contingent upon compliance with the Policy, including remediation of positions in those holdings as necessary.