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The key function of the role is to provide analytical, statistical, research and logistical assistance to the Credit Standard & Research team covering Latin America out of Sao Paulo
Undertake economic research and quantitative analysis related to a wide scope of topics affecting Latin America, including macroeconomic developments, government policy (such as structural reforms), monetary policy, global and domestic financial market trends, unexpected events (natural disasters, geopolitical risk)
Prepare economic and financial spreadsheets and presentations
Assist in the drafting of macroeconomic data analysis and research publications on sovereign topics
Support the Group Credit Officer for Latin America in monitoring the ratings portfolio by analyzing regional trends, macroeconomic forecasts, and country- and industry-specific economic, fiscal, and political developments
Assist GCO with ongoing and ad hoc projects
Adhere to applicable codes of conduct, policies, procedures, and best practices
Strong academic background - graduate degree or equivalent, preferably in Economics or Quantitative Finance
Macroeconomic research and analysis experience or relevant credit research experience is desirable
Strong knowledge of macroeconomic principles
Good quantitative skills
Financial/statistical research capabilities
Familiarity with macroeconomic data and data sources
Strong MS Office skills: principally Excel (including use of macros), Word, and PowerPoint
Excellent oral and written communications skills
Highly organized and efficient
Ability to consistently meet tight deadlines
Ability to be proactive and exercise own initiative
Ability to work effectively and contribute within a diverse team
Fluency in English (both spoken and written) is required. Proficiency or fluency in additional languages 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.
Moody's is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law.
MIS and MSS Candidates are asked to disclose securities holdings pursuant to Moody's Policy for Securities Trading. Employment is contingent upon compliance with the Policy, including remediation of positions in those holdings as necessary.