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Associate Analyst 2, Public Finance (Higher Education)
January 28, 2018
New York, New York
Provide lead analysts in the Ratings and Research (R&R) function - PFG Global Higher Education - with holistic credit analysis of issuers - for both ratings and research - and build on preliminary analysis to formulate more comprehensive credit analysis.
The AA2 role supports lead analysts in interactions with external markets, including issuers and investors. Operating as the single point of contact for (possibly multiple) lead analysts within the R&R function, the AA2 will liaise with multiple AAs on shared responsibilities.
The AA2 role provides an opportunity for the candidate to make a significant contribution towards the success of the RRS and R&R functions by providing a range of analytical support that contributes to overall credit analysis outcomes.
The AA2 role will focus primarily on one Line of Business (LOB), and there is the potential for cross-training, in supporting varying portfolios and methodologies in other teams within PFG, as part of career progression. The AA2 role provides a unique opportunity to develop strong analytical and professional skills that are valuable to any future career in the financial services industry.
Provides analytical and research support on a portfolio of credits under the principal direction of lead analysts in the Ratings & Research function
Supports the team's annual portfolio monitoring process, which includes preparation of data files and tools used in reviews by lead analysts and managers
Supports the team's annual and ad hoc research by working with large data files to create the exhibits as well as, with guidance from the lead author, drafts portions of the research report
Supports lead analysts in advanced and bespoke analytical tasks, examples include:
Analysis of debt documentation; prepare rating committee memo; drafting of issuer and sector research; preparation of materials for issuer meetings and investor briefings
Provide credit specific nuance and identify credit issues that affect issuer ratings for discussion with lead analyst or RRS Team Manager
Effectively and persuasively communicates credit knowledge and rating analysis rationale in both written and oral form
Periodically accompanies lead analyst to issuer and investor meetings, and may lead certain issuer discussions; supports lead analyst in ongoing interactions
Attends/ presents certain sections of RC memos in certain Rating Committees (primarily for development purposes)
Develops and maintain an understanding of industry trends and issues
Performs certain routine administrative and other ad hoc credit-related tasks, as well as special projects as needed, under overall supervision of RRS manager
The Ratings & Research Support department is responsible for producing analytical inputs in support of Moody's Ratings and Research function. In addition, this department will provide support for surveillance requirements and partner with R&R to provide the necessary support for issuer and investor interactions.
Undergraduate degree required with minimum 2 years relevant work experience.Graduate/second level degree (Masters, MBA) preferred.
Proven credit experience e.g. at a bank, corporate or investor (in related field) preferred.
Progress towards completion of CFA preferred.
Solid verbal, written communication and interpersonal skills a must
Proficient in MS Excel, Word and PowerPoint OR Advanced knowledge of MS Excel and PowerPoint
Ability to adapt to a changing environment and prioritize tasks accordingly
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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