APAC Ratings Advisory, VP APAC Ratings Advisory, VP …

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Citi
in Hong Kong
Permanent, Full time
Be the first to apply
Competitive
Citi
APAC Ratings Advisory, VP
The Banker is a senior level position responsible for assisting clients in all matters related to Rating Agency relationships, including first time rating exercises to support raising funds in the capital markets, as well as in providing strategic advisory services on ratings in relation to mergers, acquisitions and other types of financial transactions in coordination with the Institutional Banking team. The role involves both origination and execution activities. The overall objective of this role is to act as a strategic advisor to our clients by assisting them to navigate dealings with international credit ratings tied to capital raising activities.

Responsibilities:
  • Assume significant levels of responsibility for the various phases of project and transaction execution, new business development and overall growth of the firm
  • Work closely with clients on financing transactions and guide them through the rating agency process, including leading due diligence and drafting sessions and preparing them for facing rating agencies as part of a debt offering
  • Work with clients, senior-level team members and outside professional advisors on ratings defense and upgrade strategies, advise pertaining to new or changed rating methodologies and special situation transactions
  • Responsible for drafting initial credit analyses, pitch materials, rating agency presentations and oversee work being performed by analysts & associates assigned to projects
  • Keep up to date on important developments in the credit ratings world and communicate these to internal partners on a timely basis, including significant industry views, new ratings, rating upgrades/downgrades and new or revised rating methodologies.
  • Liaise with the commercial and analytical teams at the rating agencies for assignment of bond issue ratings for issuers that are already rated - often involving updates and coordination such that rating press release comes out in timely fashion at launch of transaction

Qualifications:
  • 5-10 years of experience
  • Experience in the Financial Services industry, specifically within Banking and ideally experience with one of the International Rating Agencies (Moody's, S&P or Fitch)
  • Degree in Finance or closely related areas of Business Administration
  • MBA or Master's Degree in Business preferred
  • Knowledge of the investment and corporate banking business and its related products, pertinent regulations and lending and credit approval processes
  • Consistently demonstrates clear and concise written and verbal communication skills (Mandarin fluency is a requirement)
  • Experience with large corporate clients
  • Series 7 and 63 preferred
Education:
  • Bachelor's degree/University degree or equivalent experience
  • Master's degree preferred

This job description provides a high-level review of the types of work performed. Other job-related duties may be assigned as required.

Job Family Group:
Institutional Banking
Job Family:
Investment Banking
Time Type:
Full time
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