Senior Director, Sector Lead, Global Infrastructure

  • Competitive
  • New York, NY, USA
  • Permanent, Full time
  • S&P Global
  • 03 Dec 18

Senior Director, Sector Lead, Global Infrastructure

JobDescription :
S&P Global Ratings, a division of S&P Global, is the world's foremost provider of essential financial market intelligence, including independent credit ratings, indices, risk evaluation, investment research and data.

The Role:

We are currently recruiting a highly skilled and motivated individual to join our growing and dynamic Global Infrastructure Ratings Practice as a Senior Director/Sector Lead Analyst based in our New York office focused on the N.A. Regulated Electric, Gas and Water Utility sectors.

The Team / Business:

The Global Infrastructure Practice was established by S&P Global Ratings to expand our ratings franchise and to leverage our significant global infrastructure expertise across the full range of infrastructure asset classes. Analytical team members reside in 16 locations globally and work on a diverse range of transactions applying different ratings criteria, predominantly for corporate debt issuers. We also work on transactions in partnership with other practices on a regular basis. Effective teamwork and a thoughtful approach to problem solving are highly valued.

Position Overview:
The Sector Lead will be able to demonstrate analytical excellence and excellent communication skills in front of internal and external audiences. Moreover, you must demonstrate an ability to represent S&P Global Ratings in a highly professional manner to issuers and global investors. You will be required to lead meetings with senior management teams to extract and assess information relating to credit quality and to explain our credit rating opinions. Strong organizational and presentation skills are also required to implement, manage and continually improve the teams analytical and industry expertise and related governance.
The successful candidate will have an established track record in credit analysis and will be proficient at doing research and drafting issuer and sector wide analysis, with strong communication and presentation skills.

Key Responsibilities:

As a Sector Lead Analyst within the Infrastructure Practice you:

  • Provide analytical leadership and external focus for the Regulated Utilities team.
  • Develop cross practice, cross-department, and global analytic research and commentary.
  • Actively chair and vote on the team's credits, particularly for complex and high profile issuers.
  • Act as Primary analyst on a portfolio of about 10-12 credits
  • Perform credit analysis by demonstrating the ability to understand and identify key factors that affect issue and issuer credit ratings, through the application of the relevant ratings criteria.
  • Lead and manage the team's contribution to Global Industry Focus Team activities.
  • Maintain integrity of analytical or compliance related databases as appropriate.
  • Lead and contribute to criteria development and implementation, including KCF's
  • Effectively lead special projects/tasks (criteria, regulatory, analytical, education, planning etc.)
  • Responsible to develop key sector data for use in analytical process
  • Acts as senior analytical spokesperson for the team, communicating S&P analytical thought leadership, credit themes, and new criteria via publications, speeches, conference presentations, and media interviews
  • Support other analysts during challenging interactions with issuers
  • Attend management meetings across sectors, generally for complex and high profile issuers
  • Meet with investors and intermediaries to provide analytical education and gather feedback
  • Shares / transfers knowledge and skills, and mentors junior team members to develop them
  • Support other ad-hoc analytical and process improvement efforts as required
  • Deep analytical skills and capital markets knowledge; energy and infrastructure interests and experience a strong plus.
  • Must have an MBA or CFA with a minimum of 10 years in the financial services industry.
  • 10+ years of demonstrable experience with a large commercial bank, investment bank, investing institution, or other credit institutions, working in the field of credit analysis.
  • Strong track record of analytical leadership and expertise.
  • Solid organizational management skills.
  • Detail orientated with the ability to maintain accuracy whilst complying with deadlines.
  • Highly proficient at working with financial models.
  • The ability to work both independently and within a team environment is critical.
  • Willing to travel, sometimes at short notice.
  • Solid computer literate having strong Excel/Word/PowerPoint and database application skills. Ability to prepare forecasts based upon reasoned assumptions will be required.
  • Possess excellent communication skills, verbal and written.