Assistant Analyst / Analyst – Credit Ratings

  • Competitive
  • Hong Kong
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Pengyuan Credit Rating (Hong Kong) Company Limited
  • 06 Dec 17 2017-12-06

We are an international credit rating agency with a rapidly growing presence in the offshore fixed income markets. To cope with our expansion, we are looking for a high-caliber candidate to join us as Assistant Analyst / Analyst – Sovereign Credit Ratings. The new joiner will support senior analysts on credit rating assignments, research projects, financial modelling and data maintenance.

 

Responsibilities:

 

  • Support the development of methodology regarding sovereign governments, subnational governments and other areas of public finance.
  • Prepare analytical reports and recommendations for rating committees on sovereign and public finance entities.
  • Prepare or contribute to research reports on topical economic, fiscal, financial or political issues related to the creditworthiness of sovereign and public entities.
  • Undertake and coordinate the collection of data and maintenance of databases to support the above-mentioned analytical tasks. 
  • Participate in external analytical meetings with issuers, investment banks, regulators and other external parties.
  • Travel will be required within the region.

 

Qualifications:

 

  • Undergraduate or graduate degree in an economics or finance-related discipline, with significant knowledge of macroeconomics, international economics and/or public finance.
  • Experience covering sovereign, public finance or macroeconomics in a research or analytical capacity.
  • For the Assistant Analyst position, 1 year’s relevant work experience is required; For the Analyst position, 1-3+ years’ experience is required.
  • Proficiency in MS Office and basic knowledge of econometrics. Significant experience with Excel functions is plus.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills are required.
  • Ability to multi-task and manage deadlines under time pressure.
  • Diligent and intellectually curious self-starter with a strong work ethic and a drive to succeed.
  • Strong command of written and spoken English and Chinese. Fluency in Mandarin is a plus.