Asset Backed Securities, Director - CHI
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Fitch Ratings' Asset Backed Securities (ABS) Group is adding a Director level candidate to join our team. Reporting into team leadership, this person primarily assumes a dual role in both developing and maintaining cash flow models, as well as conducting credit analysis and rating ABS transactions. Asset classes may include auto ABS (loan/lease/dealer floorplan/fleet/rental car), equipment loan, timeshare loan, aircraft operating lease, utility tariff, student loans, unsecured consumer loans and asset-backed commercial paper conduits. The position requires experience in constructing/building ABS cash flow models, and asset and liability cash flow analysis across ABS sectors.
Additional responsibilities include authoring market commentary and related research, leading or serving as a credit committee member in reviewing and assigning ratings to ABS transactions and participating in criteria development and enhancements. Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- Leading initial and subsequent analysis of critical credit, legal and structural elements of asset-backed transaction structures.
- Producing quality internal and external written reports including credit committees, criteria, special reports and market commentary.
- Communicating Fitch rating methodology and criteria to market constituents including issuers and investors.
- Leading and/or supporting research and database management projects.
- Maintaining assigned rating relationships.
- Developing, testing, implementing, and documenting various ABS models that address default projections, asset cash flow generation, and transaction waterfalls. Position Requirements:
- Bachelor or master's degree in finance, economics, computer science or other quantitative disciplines
- Solid quantitative and modeling experience in Excel and VBA Proficiency in Word
- Ability to solve problems using critical, rational and creative thinking
- Strong verbal and written communication skills; ability to clearly convey technical modeling concepts
- Self-motivation and ability to manage timelines across multiple projects
- Thorough attention to detail
- Strong work ethic
- Previous exposure to credit rating analysis or credit modeling a plus
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