• Competitive
  • London, England, United Kingdom
  • Self Employed, Full time
  • Fitch Ratings
  • 2019-06-16

Model Development - Head of Corporate/Public Finance Modelling - London/New York

  • London, England, United Kingdom
  • Full time

Model Development - Head of Corporate/Public Finance Modelling - London/New York

Fitch Group is a global leader in financial information services with operations in more than 30 countries.  Fitch Group is comprised of: Fitch Ratings, a global leader in credit ratings and research; Fitch Solutions, an industry-leading provider of credit risk products and services; and Fitch Learning, a preeminent training and professional development firm.  With dual headquarters in London and New York, Fitch Group is owned by Hearst. 


Fitch complies with all laws governing employment in each jurisdiction in which it operates, and provides equal opportunity to all applicants and employees.  All applications will be considered without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, and other status protected by applicable laws.


Department & Role Overview:


Fitch Ratings' Model Development Team is looking for a Senior Director or Director to manage the Corporate Finance and Public Finance (CF PF) modelling projects globally with 4-5 direct reports. This subject matter expert will be the thought leader in the domain of developing and enhancing ratings models used across Fitch CF PF rated asset classes (Corporates, Sovereigns, Infrastructure, Public Finance, Insurance, and Fund and Asset Management).


The role offers broad exposure to Fitch's Corporate and Public Finance rating process, model development and model management functions. You will have the opportunity to team up with and manage other talented modelling specialists to implement, test and document various credit rating models. Through these projects, you can gain valuable credit modelling experience, a good understanding of credit rating methodologies as well as the overall model governance framework and the regulatory environment. You will experience working with a wide variety of people across multiple disciplines giving the opportunity for career development, from fundamental analysis to other areas of risk management.


The Head of Corporate and Public Finance modelling will report to the Head of the Model Development Team. This role can be based in London or New York.


Position Requirements:

  • B.Sc. or Master's degree in Mathematics or other quantitative disciplines
  • Solid experience in financial modelling covering some or all of the above sectors
  • Professional experience of managing model development projects
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills to clearly convey technical modelling concepts
  • Ability to solve problems using critical, rational and creative thinking
  • Self-motivated and good ability to manage timelines across multiple projects
  • Well organized, thorough attention to detail and strong work ethic
  • Previous exposure to credit rating analysis a plus


Fitch is committed to providing global securities markets with objective, timely, independent and forward-looking credit opinions. To protect Fitch's credibility and reputation, our employees must take every precaution to avoid conflicts of interests or any appearance of a conflict of interest. Should you be successful in the recruitment process at Fitch Ratings you will asked to declare any securities holdings and other potential conflicts for you and your Family Members prior to commencing employment. If you, or your Family Members, have any holdings that may conflict with your work responsibilities, they must be sold before beginning work. In certain roles, employees and their Family Members may be limited to investments in diversified mutual funds only.


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