Associate Director, Global Cross Sector, Structured Finance
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Fitch Ratings Global Cross Sector Structured Finance Group is looking for a new credit analyst to join our growing team. This role will be global, but preferred location is Chicago. This person will assume a role in assigning new and existing ratings of structured finance transactions across a variety of new and developing sectors (including but not limited to: royalty payments, whole business and other future flows, solar, container, trade finance and any new asset sector identified), authoring market commentary and related research, serving as a credit committee member in reviewing and assigning ratings and participating in criteria and cash flow model projects.
The Global Cross Sector SF Group has been newly created and its mandate is to focus on new SF asset classes which transcend across various SF sectors as well as other Fitch Rating Groups including corporates, financial institutions, sovereigns, and GIG. The group will focus on actively increasing Fitch's participation within this segment by creating new criteria, elevating its voice through research, and proactively engaging with various market participants including investors, bankers, and issuers. Position requirements:
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- Bachelor's degree in finance, economics, engineering, or other quantitative disciplines
- Credit experience within structured finance or general corporate credit
- Strong analytical thinking
- Superb attention to detail and time management skills
- Strong verbal and written communication skills
- Excellent proficiency in Excel
- Working knowledge of structured finance is beneficial
- 3-7 years of work experience for an Associate Director role
- Previous exposure to credit rating analysis or credit modeling a plus
- Analyzing critical credit, legal and structural elements of Structured Finance transaction structures.
- Learning new industries
- Supporting the creation and maintenance of new rating criteria and communicating this to issuers and investors
- Producing quality internal and external written reports including credit committees, special reports and market commentary
- Leading and/or supporting research projects
- Maintaining assigned rating relationships
The successful candidate for this position must be able to demonstrate skills that will allow for immediate coverage of a diverse portfolio of existing credits and new rating opportunities. Strong quantitative and analytical skills, proficiency in Excel and Word, strong verbal and written communication skills, analytical, organizational, and time-management skills are a must.
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