• Competitive
  • New York, NY, USA
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Moody's
  • 16 Jan 18

VP, Senior Analyst

Location: New York, NY, USA

The Role
The individual will assume the lead analyst role for the rating of new corporate ABS transactions. The credit rating analysis will include conducting quantitative and qualitative review of transactions' collateral pools, structures, cash flows and related legal documents. Other responsibilities include conducting appropriate market dialogue with market players on these new transactions and the asset classes under coverage, writing publishable research, delivering conference and investor presentations, contributing to the development and enhancement of methodologies and models, and performing other special tasks intended to enhance Moody's thought leadership. The candidate will prepare rating committee packages, present the recommendations to rating committees and follow all relevant policies and procedures and best practice guidelines in the credit rating process.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Act as a lead rating analyst for corporate ABS transactions. Analyze transactions' collateral pools, structures and cash flows as well as review originators and servicers and legal documents for the purpose of formulating independent credit opinions and presenting them to rating committees
  • Conduct appropriate market dialogue and interact effectively with market participants, including arrangers, issuers and investors
  • Present at industry conferences, investor briefings, issuer and investor meetings as well as internal meetings
  • Publish timely and insightful research, including transaction-related reports, and articles and in-depth reports on credit issues affecting the industry
  • Work closely with other team members for rating analysis and research
  • Contribute to the development and enhancement of methodologies and models
  • Conduct special projects for the team as required
  • Adherence to all applicable regulatory, code of conduct and best practice requirements and standards


The Department
Moody's Corporate Asset Securitization New Ratings Team in the structured finance department is responsible for assigning new ratings to a wide variety of transactions that are backed by corporate, commercial or esoteric assets. Examples of asset classes covered by the team include leveraged corporate loans, equipment leases and loans, aircraft leases and loans, rental car/truck and fleet leases, wireless towers, insurance premium loans, structured settlements, utility cost recovery bonds, and commercial PACE and solar contracts. The team produces timely and high quality research on developing trends and events in these asset classes through sector and issuer comments and in-depth research reports, and also participates in industry conferences and conducts investor/issuer meetings.

Qualifications
  • Master's degree in Economics, Business Administration, Applied Mathematics/Statistics, Financial Engineering or related quantitative field with at least 10 years of experience as a structured finance analyst. Experience with ABS/MBS transactions is a must
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills with publication and public speaking experience essential
  • Strong modelling skills and ability to analyze portfolio risk and perform cash flow analysis
  • Strong analytical orientation
  • Familiar with structured finance legal documents and their analysis
  • Sound judgment and highest ethical standards
  • Capable of developing independent opinions and defending own views
  • Work closely with others as well as independently to produce accurate, detailed work
  • Professional, pro-active, flexible, diligent and dependable
  • Highly organized and efficient, with ability to multi-task and meet tight deadlines
  • Rating agency related experience is a plus


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 $3.6 billion in 2016, employs approximately 10,700 people worldwide and maintains a presence in 36 countries. Further information is available at www.moodys.com.

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