ESG Ratings Analyst ESG Ratings Analyst …

Fitch Ratings
in New York, NY
Internships & Graduate Trainee, Full time
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Fitch Ratings
in New York, NY
Internships & Graduate Trainee, Full time
Be the first to apply
ESG Ratings Analyst
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Department Overview:

Part of Fitch Ratings (and Fitch Group), the Sustainable Finance Group (SUF) is focused on research and analysis of ESG themes for companies and their debt instruments. The group currently has 4 primary teams, ESG Research, ESG Integration and Reporting, ESG Analytics (credit ratings), and ESG Product Development.

The department, currently composed of ~30 professionals across London, NY, and HK, with a varied background, is expanding to take on new activities. Following the successful development of an ESG Rating, SUF is looking to hire ESG analysts to produce, monitor and maintain ESG assessments on debt instruments and entities.

Job Description:

Fitch Sustainable Finance is looking for highly motivated and passionate analysts to be trained in the new product capabilities and then to deliver quality research and analytical products to our clients worldwide. The role entails the delivery of high-quality, timely, focused analysis on a suite of products related to the ESG credentials and performance of entities and fixed income issuances .

The person will work alongside peers in a team and be assigned a varied portfolio of companies and associated debt instruments to analyse and monitor. They will have to present and discuss internally (and externally) their findings and the related outputs. Knowledge and understanding of current Sustainability/ESG themes and standards is a key requirement for the role .

Desired Skills:

The person will...
  • have direct and in-depth knowledge (and expertise) of Environmental and/or Social and/or Governance themes for Corporates & Financial Institutions
  • be curious and demonstrate an ability to rapidly assimilate knowledge and information, and then apply it to identify trends, themes, perform analysis and draw conclusions from data.
  • have direct knowledge and/or experience of at least 1 specific industry sector (e.g. Energy, Building, Transportation, commercial banking)
  • have a good understanding of how the fixed income and capital markets function, including some knowledge of bond and loan structures, especially in relation to the leverage finance space
  • be able to write concise reports and deliver analyses/research papers in English
  • be a self-starter, with a focus for detail, execution, and workload prioritization
  • be resourceful, flexible and able to work independently in remote / WFH (under Covid-19) circumstances
  • be able to cooperate seamlessly in a team-based, international set-up, with a strong focus on common goals and objectives
  • be able, and willing, to learn from mistakes as well as to provide and accept constructive criticism


The person will...
  • be a graduate in a discipline with a technical background related to any of Environmental science, Social risk or Governance themed disciplines, or Economics/Business/Finance
  • meaningful work experience preferably in a research or analytical environment
  • be financially literate and comfortable working with and drawing conclusions from data
  • have good knowledge of Microsoft Office (PowerPoint, Excel, Word, Access)
  • be fluent in English (written and spoken). Detailed knowledge of an additional language such as Chinese, Japanese or other European (Spanish, Italian, German, French) will be beneficial


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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.

UNITED STATES ONLY : As part of its continued efforts to maintain a safe workplace for employees, Fitch requires that all employees who receive a written offer of employment on or after October 4, 2021 be fully vaccinated (as defined by the CDC) against the coronavirus by the first day of employment as a condition of employment, to the extent permitted by applicable law. Fitch will consider requests for reasonable accommodations due to medical and/or religious reasons on an individual basis in accordance with applicable legal requirements.

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