Lead Analyst (ALA1 or Analyst level) – Surveillance COR Structured Credit Lead Analyst (ALA1 or Analyst level) –  …

in London, England, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 31 Aug 19
in London, England, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 31 Aug 19
Lead Analyst (ALA1 or Analyst level) – Surveillance COR Structured Credit
Job Description The Role
Serve as the lead analyst on a portfolio of structured finance credits including conducting analysis, presenting to rating committees, leading issuer meetings, publishing research and interacting with investors and bankers .
Key Responsibilities
  • Perform analysis for structured finance transactions backed by corporate assets (CLO, SME, Esoteric ABS backed by corporate debt, also possibly CMBS); and recommend ratings for new transactions or monitor ratings of existing transactions.
  • Primarily responsible for analyzing asset pools, transaction structures and cash flows using Moody's methodologies and models, and other quantitative or qualitative tools or methods to formulate independent credit opinions and make recommendations to committee. The analysis will also include reviewing legal documents and third party reports.
  • Independently present at rating committees and other internal credit discussions and demonstrate sound credit judgment and strong knowledge of Moody's methodologies.
  • Lead issuer meetings including on-site visits and communicate professionally with investors and bankers.
  • Publish high quality research on pertinent credit events and sector trends.
  • Substantially contribute to other sector research such as outlooks, as well as other projects such as methodologies.
  • Contribute to maintainance and improvement of Moody's processes and methodologies.
  • Build relationships with investors, underwriters and issuers and manage key strategic relationships.

  • Graduate degree (e.g., MBA, Master's) or undergraduate degree (e.g. bachelor's) in Finance, Economics, Statistics, or related quantitative field with substantial for Analyst, or solid for ALA1 related work experience
  • Knowledge of financial and fixed income markets
  • Experience in credit analysis
  • Strong Microsoft Excel skills mandatory, strong statistical skills and ability to work with large data sets highly desired.
  • Experience with programming (VBA, SQL, C) a plus
  • Strong quantitative aptitude, proven analytical skills and strong attention to detail
  • Professional, proactive, shows initiative, flexible, diligent and dependable
  • Sound judgment and highest ethical standards; capable of developing independent opinions and defending views
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English is essential. Fluency in Spanish or German would be advantageous.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with and contribute to a large and diverse team
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize and meet tight deadlines
  • Prior experience in commercial real estate is a plus

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, gender expression, gender identity or any other characteristic protected by law.

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