Analyst - Structured Credit - CHI
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Fitch Ratings is seeking a Credit Analyst to join its Structured Credit group. The Analyst will be responsible for assigning and/or monitoring ratings on collateralized loan obligations (CLOs) and Trust Preferred CDOs, which involves understanding and applying relevant rating criteria, modeling portfolio and cash flows, reviewing CLO/CDO transaction documentation, preparing credit committee packages, and presenting rating recommendations to a credit committee.
In addition, the Analyst will be contributing to publication of research reports on CLO and CDO performance, generation of ideas for and execution of improvements in existing workflows and tools.
The ideal candidate will possess:
• At least one year of experience, preferably but not necessarily in financial industry
• Strong analytical thinking
• Strong attention to detail and time management skills
• Strong communication skills
• Demonstrate initiative, sense of ownership, and a drive to complete projects
• Bachelor's degree in a quantitative discipline (finance, engineering, economics, etc.) or a liberal arts degree with interest in transitioning to a career in financial industry
• Interest in capital markets and structured finance
• Proficiency in Excel; working knowledge of VBA, SQL, Python is a plus but not required
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