Analyst, Global Infrastructure and Project Finance Group
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Fitch Ratings is seeking a credit analyst with project finance related experience, ideally in the transportation, energy and public infrastructure sectors. The successful candidate will cover credits in Fitch's Global Infrastructure and Project Finance Group, or GIG. Fitch's GIG Group is a leader in transportation, energy, public-private partnerships, sports and project finance credit analysis, providing accurate and timely research.
The position, while based in Chicago, will involve analytical work on credits across all sectors and regions covered by the GIG group. In particular, the position will focus on North American credits in both the PPP space and the U.S municipal finance market. The group maintains over 300 public and private ratings in North America, including project finance transactions, allowing for high visibility and growth potential for the successful candidate.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- Leading ratings analysis and research on new and existing transactions;
- 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 team members, meeting with senior management of issuing entities and/or project sponsors, investment bankers and financial advisors, to produce ratings and reports for general publication;
- 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.
- Bachelor's or Master's degree in Finance, Business or Public Administration is preferred;
- minimum 1 year of professional level work experience in project and/or public finance, engineering or related fields (excluding internships);
- Proven credit skills (gained in a bank credit department, a rating agency, buy side credit department, etc.) in public infrastructure, energy and/or project finance;
- Strong written and verbal communication skills and the ability to handle multiple tasks in a fast-paced and dynamic environment;
- Strong organizational and presentation skills;
- Thorough familiarity with spreadsheet-based financial models;
- Ability to comprehend and present complex structures.
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