• Competitive
  • New York, NY, USA
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Moody's
  • 2018-09-22

Legal Analyst

Location: New York, NY, USA

The Role
We are looking for an Analyst to join the Structured Finance 17g-7 team. The successful candidate will be responsible for producing 17g-7 reports across various asset classes, and conduct legal review and analysis of transaction documents as well as other ad hoc special projects that require legal expertise within structured finance. The role also provides opportunities to work with rating analysts on sourcing documents for reports and analysing transaction legal documentation.
The role is ideal for candidates who have solid legal training and some relevant experience in reviewing and analysing structured finance documents, and are interested in learning and contributing to the analysis of transactions from more than one sector.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Produce 17g-7 reports by summarizing representations and warranties and enforcement mechanisms available to investors for structured finance transactions, and do so on a timely basis
  • Involved in reviewing and analysing various legal documentation of certain structured finance transactions
  • Support department level special projects

The Department
Moody's Structured Finance 17g-7 team is mainly responsible for producing 17g-7 reports across structured finance asset classes. It also supports the review and analysis of transaction documents and undertakes certain SFG department level tasks, such as harmonization and refresh of definitions and benchmarks. The team primarily focuses on Americas' 17g-7 reports, but also cover those in other regions.

17g-7 reports disclose asset-level representations, warranties and enforcement mechanisms, along with comparisons to the relevant benchmarks for structured finance transactions.

  • JD required with 3+ years of law practice experience related to structured finance products
  • Experience/training in economics, finance, statistics, or related quantitative field is a plus
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills with a high priority on team work
  • Ability to work under time pressure a critical factor while balancing multiple priorities
  • Highest ethical standards
  • Being able to work autonomously
  • Highly organized and efficient, with ability to multi-task and able to meet tight deadlines

Moody's is an essential component of the global capital markets, providing credit ratings, research, tools and analysis that contribute to transparent and integrated financial markets. Moody's Corporation (NYSE: MCO) is the parent company of Moody's Investors Service, which provides credit ratings and research covering debt instruments and securities, and Moody's Analytics, which offers leading-edge software, advisory services and research for credit and economic analysis and financial risk management. The Corporation, which reported revenue of $4.2 billion in 2017, employs approximately 11,900 people worldwide and maintains a presence in 41 countries. Further information is available at www.moodys.com.

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