Sr Analyst/Associate Director USPF Local Governments - Chicago Sr Analyst/Associate Director USPF Local  …

Fitch Ratings
in Chicago, IL, United States
Internships & Graduate Trainee, Full time
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Fitch Ratings
in Chicago, IL, United States
Internships & Graduate Trainee, Full time
Be the first to apply
Sr Analyst/Associate Director USPF Local Governments - Chicago
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Role Description:

The US Public Finance Group covers over 1,600 issuers throughout the United States. The team provides credit ratings for U.S. states and local government general obligation, lease revenue and dedicated tax bonds.

Fitch Ratings is seeking a credit analyst with about 3 years (Senior Analyst candidates) or 5 years (Associate Director candidates) of public finance related experience. The primary responsibilities of the successful candidate will be to focus on the analysis and rating of tax supported bonds and issuers in the United States.

The successful candidate will be based in Chicago or New York.

Responsibilities will primarily include:

• Working on ratings analysis and research on new and existing tax-supported transactions primarily for issuers located in states along the east coast from Maine to Florida and a select group of states in the Midwest. Evaluating credit structures and participating in transactional and non-transactional research.
• Identifying relevant trends, assessing their credit impact and highlighting these trends in updated industry and market-focused reports/presentations.
• 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.
• Meeting with senior management of issuers, investment bankers and financial advisors, to produce these ratings and reports for general publication.


• Proven credit skills gained in a bank credit department, a rating agency, buy-side credit department, etc.
• Bachelor's or Master's degree in Public/Government Administration, Political Science, Economics, Finance or Business preferred.
• Solid writing and verbal communication skills.
• Proficiency in Word and Excel.
• Ability to read and understand bond documents and ask probing questions to issuers and their advisers.
• Demonstrated ability to lead and handle multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment.
• Ability to work to tight deadlines and display a strong degree of flexibility to take on additional responsibilities, as required

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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.


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