• Competitive
  • New York, NY, USA
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Moody's
  • 2018-10-18

Associate Lead Analyst 1

Location: New York, NY, USA

Individual will be a lead analyst in the Consumer Asset Backed Securities (COS ABS) Surveillance Team, charged with monitoring and rating existing securitization transactions backed by all COS ABS types including Student Loans (FFELP and Private), Auto Loans, Auto Leases, Consumer Loans, among others.

The lead analyst is responsible for developing in-depth knowledge of performance and credit data, deal structures, legal documents and cash flows in connection with the surveillance and rating of all COS ABS types. Responsibilities include: quantitative and qualitative analysis of credit quality of COS ABS, including an assessment of collateral, transaction structure, legal, operating, and regulatory risks.

Key responsibilities include:
  • Monitoring deal performance, conducting credit analysis, cash flow modeling, reviewing transaction documents, compiling committee packages, presenting rating recommendations, and communicating rating actions and performance review summaries to market participants in press releases and other publications
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work closely with support staff a necessity
  • Research and publication of credit-related articles for the benefit of investors and other capital market constituents is a key aspect of the position
  • Involvement and contribution to group automation and process enhancement projects and regulatory matters are also a responsibility


Qualifications :
  • MBA or Master's degree in economics, Finance, Financial Engineering, Statistics, Math or related quantitative field and 2 to 3 years of experience in Structured Finance, preferably ABS
  • Will consider bachelor's degree in similar fields with appropriate experience
  • Strong academic record (both graduate and undergraduate)
  • Extensive experience with Excel is a must while programming skills (VBA/SQL) will be an asset
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills
  • Sound judgment and highest ethical standards
  • Capable of developing independent opinions and defending own views
  • Ability and willingness to learn, and an ability to manage multiple projects, work closely with others as well as independently to produce accurate, detailed work in a dynamic, fast-paced environment is a must

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