Analyst - Telecommunications, Media and Technology
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.
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As an analyst within Fitch's Telecommunications, Media and Technology analytical team you will be responsible for supporting Fitch's analytical process and preforming credit analysis on investment grade and high yield issuers. The analyst will be responsible for covering an assigned portfolio of issuers, including maintaining financial models, monitoring current operating performance and presenting rating recommendations to internal rating committees. In addition the analyst will be involved with TMT's ongoing research pipeline including supporting sector commentary and topical reports.
The ideal candidate is someone who has previous analytical experience with a particular interest in developing fixed income credit analysis skills in an analytically rigorous and supportive work environment.
Desirable qualities include:
- has a keen interest in the Telecommunications, Media, and Technology industries.
- has solid analytical and financial statement analysis skills evidenced by 1 to 3 years of prior experience. Proficiency with building and maintaining forward looking financial models will be an advantage;
- wants to deepen their exposure to and understanding of the debt capital markets. Prior experience in leveraged finance and high-yield will be an advantage;
- has a strong pattern of leadership and the ability to proactively and successfully interact with various stakeholders, both within and outside of the organization.
Qualitative credentials will weigh meaningfully in the selection of the candidate. A healthy sense of intellectual curiosity is critical, along with a willingness and ability to attack and explain topics of analytical complexity. Fitch is a team-oriented work environment, so excellent communication skills are essential, as is a high productivity work-ethic and results oriented mindset.
Essential Functions of this position include:
-Performing analysis of key quantitative and qualitative factors influencing the credit quality of companies in the Telecommunications, Media, and Technology sectors;
- Maintaining comprehensive financial models;
- Participating alongside senior analysts in meetings with Telecommunications, Media, and Technology industry management teams;
- Helping senior analysts prepare presentations for internal credit rating committees;
- Participating in the evaluation of other credits within Corporates, as well as other related credit groups.
- Bachelor's degree;
- CFA/CPA or CFA candidate preferred;
- relevant experience a plus, especially coverage or knowledge of the Telecommunications, Media, and Technology sectors;
- capital markets and/or credit analysis experience a plus;
- Expertise in Excel and Word;
- Strong analytical, quantitative, and organizational skills;
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
- Ability to shift fluidly between multiple projects as priorities change;
- Ability to excel in a team oriented environment.
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