Global Credit Research Analyst

  • Competitive
  • Houston, TX, USA Houston TX US
  • Permanent, Full time
  • BP Plc.
  • 09 Jul 18 2018-07-09

A Global Credit Research Analyst for Integrated Supply & Trading (IST) is accountable for fundamental credit views and analysis in support of IST’s commercial and credit portfolio management strategies, including the development of counterparty-specific credit ratings and reviews. He or she will partner closely with other local credit staff in support of regional business and growth strategies and with other Global Credit Research staff across regions to align underwriting approach and inform industry or portfolio level risk management outlooks and reviews.


Key accountabilities : 
Specific accountabilities will include but not be limited to the following:
 •Analyse counterparties and assign credit ratings across coverage portfolio, taking into consideration evaluation of financial statements, industry knowledge and expertise and relevant qualitative factors.
•Prioritize and organize counterparty credit models and reviews in a manner which fosters a real-time understanding of critical industries and counterparties and provides the capacity to support time-sensitive information requests, front-end structuring and credit risk appetite decisions and crisis response in the event of a distressed exposure. 
•Follow-up on emerging news and events which may impact coverage universe in a self-directed manner, including timely, proactive communication of observations and views.
•Understand impact of BP’s place within a counterparty’s overall capital structure and reflect insights in analysis and in discussions with local credit staff – including assisting as required in developing a relative value view of fair return for resulting risk profile. 
•Demonstrate a balanced but opportunistic mindset, with control accountabilities always coming first but with an ongoing eye for circumstances which may present commercial origination openings for IST as well.
•Maintain counterparty ratings and reference data within IST’s credit systems in an accurate and timely fashion.
•Maintain strong, constructive working relationships and open lines of communication with local and global credit staff within BP and with key contacts within counterparty universe. 

Essential Education : 
Bachelor's degree required, preferably in Finance or Accounting – along with a strong business/analytic mind set.

Essential experience and job requirements : 
•Significant experience in credit research, including multiple industry sectors and geographies and both investment grade and high-yield credits. 
•Fluency with respect to financial modeling and credit rating best practice, including key drivers of financial strength and key financial vulnerabilities across multiple sectors, including sovereigns.  
•A comfort level in working autonomously, sometimes under high-pressured and fast-paced circumstances, and often times in the face of ambiguity / limited information – and the personal courage to express a view on best information available to inform decisions.
•Excellent interpersonal skills and a comfort level in working effectively with people at various organizational levels within BP.
•A relentless commitment to excellence and to enabling sound business growth.

Desirable criteria and qualifications : 
•Work-out / distressed asset experience, preferably within banking. 
•Relative value credit experience within a buy-side investment firm or similar.
•Project finance, power sector experience.
•Extensive credit research experience across Americas (all)
•Postgraduate, professional designations (e.g. CFA, CPA, FRM)
•Fluent in Spanish and/or Portuguese