Research Assistant -- Commercial Mortgage-Backed Securities Research Assistant -- Commercial Mortgage-Backed  …

S&P Global
in Centennial, CO, United States
Permanent, Full time
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S&P Global
in Centennial, CO, United States
Permanent, Full time
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Research Assistant -- Commercial Mortgage-Backed Securities
The Role: Research Assistant, U.S. CMBS

The Location: Centennial, CO | Farmer Branch, TX | Chicago, IL

The Team:
The U.S CMBS team is part of the broader Structured Finance Group at S&P Global Ratings. The team assigns ratings and publishes research commentaries for the use of Commercial Mortgage-Backed Securities investors.

The Impact:
The Research Assistant will compile data and credit metrics to derive credit enhancement levels and ratings on commercial mortgage backed securities (CMBS) transactions collateralized by commercial real estate loans. After having obtained the appropriate S&P Global Ratings certifications, he/she will prepare material for modeling transactions which primary analysts will utilize to communicate S&P Global Ratings' methodologies and ratings to clients. The candidate should have a strong background in cash flow modeling and credit analysis of structured finance securities including CMBS and/or other transaction types.

What's in it for you:
  • Increased awareness of commercial real estate markets and structured finance sector.
  • An opportunity to increase analytical, communication, and presentation skills while supporting the rating process.
  • Expand Excel skills, time management capabilities, and attention to detail.
  • Work in conjunction with, and at the direction of, senior analysts in preparing necessary information for model result presentations.
  • Provide support for Centennial Commercial Credit team on using S&P Global Ratings' proprietary CMBS credit model and populating CMBS cash flow models.
  • Work with CMBS analytic software and data vendors (Trepp, INTEX, CBRE, CoStar)
  • Generating and inputting appropriate financial and economic data from/to databases, retrieving source documents, and working with surveillance tracking tools.
  • Assist and validate research and publishing efforts, criteria development and performance analysis.
  • On occasion travel to proximal locations to inspect and evaluate properties of interest.
  • Assisting in the collection and analysis of data on special projects;
What We're Looking For:
  • Bachelor's degree required, preferably in finance or economics.
  • Recent graduates or those with 1+ years of relevant work experience in loan servicing, operations, finance, research, accounting, mortgage lending, or commercial or consumer credit
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Ability to work with financial models and financial data
  • Strong analytical, written and verbal communication, presentation, problem solving, and interpersonal skills.
  • Basic proficiency in MS Office products (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, etc.) is essential. Advanced Excel and Access / Oracle database skills are preferred.
  • Strong organizational skills, including the ability to prioritize competing tasks, meet deadlines, and maintain accuracy of data.
Compensation/Benefits Information: (US ONLY)
S&P Global states that the anticipated base salary range for this position is $46,800 to $97,200. Base salary ranges may vary by geographic location.

This role is eligible to receive S&P Global benefits. For more information on the benefits we provide to our employees, visit .

This role is limited to persons with indefinite right to work in the United States.

S&P Global Ratings
S&P Global Ratings is the world's leading provider of independent credit ratings. Our ratings are essential to driving growth, providing transparency and helping educate market participants so they can make decisions with confidence. We have more than 1 million credit ratings outstanding on government, corporate, financial sector and structured finance entities and securities. We offer an independent view of the market built on a unique combination of broad perspective and local insight. We provide our opinions and research about relative credit risk; market participants gain independent information to help support the growth of transparent, liquid debt markets worldwide. S&P Global Ratings is a division of S&P Global (NYSE: SPGI), which provides essential intelligence for individuals, companies and governments to make decisions with confidence. For more information, visit

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Job ID: 262570
Posted On: 2021-06-09
Location: Centennial, Colorado, United States
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