Analyst - Structured Credit - Chicago
At Fitch, we have an open culture where employees are able to exchange ideas and perspectives, throughout the organization, irrespective of their seniority. Your voice will be heard allowing you to have a real impact. We embrace diversity and appreciate authenticity, employees work in an environment where they can be their true selves. Our inclusive and progressive approach helps us to keep a balanced perspective.
With our expertise, we are not only creating data and information, but also producing timely insights from every angle to influence decision making in this ever changing and highly competitive market. We have a relentless hunger to innovate and unlock the power of human insights and to drive value for our customers. There has never been a better time to make an impact and we invite you to join us on this journey.
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 portfolios 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
• Bachelor's degree
• Proficiency in Excel; working knowledge of VBA, SQL, Python is a plus but not required
• Strong analytical and critical thinking
• Superb attention to detail and time management skills
• Demonstrate initiative, sense of ownership, and a drive to complete projects
• Effective communication skills
• Interest in capital markets and structured finance
Fitch Group is a global leader in financial information services with operations in more than 30 countries. Wholly owned by the Hearst Corporation, we are comprised of three main businesses: Fitch Ratings | Fitch Solutions | Fitch Learning.
For more information please visit our websites: www.fitchratings.com | www.fitchsolutions.com | www.fitchlearning.com
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 be asked to declare any securities holdings and other potential conflicts prior to commencing employment. If you, or your immediate family, have any holdings that may conflict with your work responsibilities, you may be asked to divest yourself of them before beginning work.
Fitch 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.