Reporting to the Head of the EMEA Consumer & Healthcare team, the successful candidate will manage up to three analysts primarily based in London and be the lead analyst for Retail, Gaming and Lodging & Leisure with oversight of about 28 rated issuers across the EMEA region whilst leading on research publications and pursuing timely outreach with issuers, investors, bankers and journalists.
In addition to a strong analytical acumen and knowledge of the debt market, the successful candidate will need to foster a strong sense of team work to the analysts reporting to him/her through setting objectives, mentoring and delivering performance and development reviews. Moreover, the successful candidate will liaise with management on reporting, research development and broader sector team coordination, and with Business and Relationship Management colleagues on staffing new assignments and outreach to both issuers and investors.
Fitch has built a strong franchise in the Retail, Lodging and Gaming sectors which will give the opportunity to the successful candidate to represent Fitch with external constituents and coordinate with other teams such as Leveraged Finance.
Qualifications and experience:
The ideal candidate will have extensive relevant analytical experience with strong credit, financial modelling, management and communication skills a pre-requisite.
The successful candidate will have strong written and verbal communication skills and the ability to manage internal and external relationships effectively. Previous credit experience in the sectors, for example gained from other credit rating agencies, would be desirable but is not a requirement.
Working knowledge of one or more European language in addition to English is desirable though not necessary.