• Competitive
  • New York, NY, USA
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Moody's
  • 2018-05-24

US RMBS – New Ratings - Lead Analyst

Location: New York, NY, USA

Role / Responsibilities:

Responsibilities will include assuming the lead analyst role for the rating of US RMBS transactions and other securitizations of mortgage-related collateral. The analysis will include analyzing collateral pools, deal structures and cash flows using Moody's in-house models, Excel and other quantitative and qualitative methods to formulate independent credit opinions and present them to rating committees. The analysis will also include reviewing legal documents and third party due diligence reports. Responsibilities will also include performing reviews of originators & servicers and enhancing existing analytical models. The candidate is also expected to publish timely, insightful and in-depth research and transaction reports, interact effectively with market participants and speak knowledgeably at conferences and investor briefings.

This job description is issued as a guideline to assist you in your duties, it is not exhaustive. Because of the evolving nature and changing demands of our business this job description may be subject to change. You may, on occasion, be required to undertake additional or other duties within the context of this job description according to the needs of the business.

The Department / Team:

The successful candidate will join our Residential Mortgage Backed Securities (RMBS) team in New York City, which is responsible for rating RMBS transactions and performing servicer and originator assessments.


MBA or Master's Degree in Economics, Finance, Financial Engineering, Statistics or Mathematics preferred. At least 4 years finance-related analytical experience, preferably involving residential mortgage products and the mortgage lending industry. Experience performing credit analysis is strongly preferred. Strong academic record (both graduate and undergraduate). Solid Microsoft Excel skills mandatory; knowledge of additional statistical packages, programming language (VBA), Microsoft Access, SQL and database analysis is a positive. Knowledge of, and practical experience in, financial/bond markets and cash flow modelling preferred. Strong oral and written communication capabilities, 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.

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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