Associate, Financial Services Ratings - Asset Managers

  • Competitive
  • New York, NY, USA
  • Permanent, Full time
  • S&P Global
  • 20 Oct 18

Associate, Financial Services Ratings - Asset Managers

JobDescription :
The Role: Associate, Asset Managers, Financial Services Ratings

The Location: New York, NY

The Team: The Asset Managers team within Financial Services Ratings division at S&P Global is focused on assigning and surveilling ratings on a range of asset manager issuers, including public and private traditional and alternative asset managers.

The Impact: The successful candidate will be the primary analyst responsible for a portfolio of credits in this growing and active sector. In addition to surveillance of the portfolio, the analyst will effectively communicate with market participants about ratings, as well as fundamentals and trends impacting the industry.

What's in it for you:

  • Access to senior management to hear firsthand of the challenges and opportunities our issuers face
  • Work as an integral member of a small team of experienced analysts to assign and surveil ratings
  • The opportunity to collaborate on research on sectors of interest
  • Daily interactions with key market participants

Responsibilities:
  • Analyze a portfolio of 15 - 18 credits, focused on asset managers
  • Prepare for and lead meetings with senior management teams to extract and assess information important to our ratings and to explain our credit rating opinions
  • Actively participate in management meetings
  • Demonstrate the ability to understand and identify key factors that affect an issuer's credit rating and present recommendations in rating committees
  • Develop and maintain an understanding of industry trends and issues
  • Prepare a variety of material suitable for publication on S&P Global's credit portal and other media sufficient to disseminate and explain our ratings on a timely basis
  • Actively participate in rating committees including companies outside of primary coverage.

What We're Looking For:
Basic Qualifications
  • At least 3-5 years of experience working in the field of credit analysis, ideally of financial institutions
  • Have strong analytical skills with a deep understanding of financial statements and accounting concepts
  • Be accurate with figures and detail orientated so as to maintain accuracy while complying with deadlines
  • Have strong Excel/Word/PowerPoint and database application skills
  • Ability to prepare forecasts based upon reasoned assumptions
  • Possess solid communication skills, verbal and written

Preferred Qualifications
  • Undergraduate degree, preferable majors in Business Management, Finance, Accounting, Economics, or other business related majors.
  • An MBA focused on Finance, Economics, Accounting, Engineering, or Mathematics is preferred
  • CFA accreditation a plus