Associate Director Global Infrastructure Latin America Associate Director Global Infrastructure Latin  …

Fitch Ratings
in Monterey, CA, United States
Permanent, Full time
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Competitive
Fitch Ratings
in Monterey, CA, United States
Permanent, Full time
Be the first to apply
Competitive
Associate Director Global Infrastructure Latin America
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.

The Global Infrastructure and Project Finance Group (aka GIG) covers approximately 550 credits primarily across transportation (airports, toll roads, seaports and rail), energy (thermal and renewable power, oil & gas and transmission), social infrastructure, sports facilities and UK whole business securitization. The group comprises approximately 60 analysts, based in Fitch's offices in New York, Chicago, San Francisco, London, Paris, Milan, Sao Paulo, Bogotá, Monterrey and Sydney.

The successful candidate would be based either in our Monterrey or Mexico City office. He or she will report to the Head of the Infrastructure and Project Finance Group (GIG) in Mexico.

Responsibilities will primarily include:

  • Working on ratings analysis and research on new and existing Latin American transactions, with an emphasis on transportation and PPP ratings within Latin American group;
  • Evaluating innovative credit structures and participating in global criteria development;
  • Identifying relevant trends, assessing their credit impact and highlighting these trends in updated industry and market focused reports/presentations;
  • Gathering and analyzing quantitative and qualitative data and legal documents for the purpose of producing ratings, publishing credit reports, and contributing to special research reports;
  • In conjunction with senior members of the team, the candidate will meet with senior management of transportation entities and/or project sponsors, investment bankers and financial advisors, to produce these ratings and reports for general publication;


Qualifications:

  • Proven project finance and infrastructure credit skills gained in a bank credit department, a rating agency, buy side credit department, etc.)
  • Solid writing and verbal communication skills in English and Spanish. Portuguese will be a plus.
  • Excellent modelling skills and thorough familiarity with spreadsheet-based financial models.
  • Ability to read and fully comprehend complex structures and to ask probing questions to issuers and their advisers.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and handle multiple tasks in a fast paced environment.
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines and display a strong degree of flexibility to take on additional responsibilities, as required


The position has high visibility and solid growth potential. The Latin American group covers more than 70 public and private issuers, including project finance transactions.

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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