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The Location: Dallas, TX / New York, NY / Toronto, ON
The Team: S&P Global Ratings is seeking an experienced Associate to join its Structured Finance practice, which provides credit ratings and opinions for securitizations backed by a wide variety of consumer and commercial assets. The Associate will be an integral member of the Modeling & Analytics team embedded in the practice. The Impact: This role blends quantitative modeling, client-facing interaction and project management. The Associate will produce quantitative analytics for complex securitizations such as aircraft leases, residential mortgages and student loans by building models and conducting cash flow analyses to determine the credit impact of various economic scenarios. The Associate will also participate actively in credit rating committees and communicate with bankers, issuers and investors. Furthermore the Associate will play an important role in improving our analytical tools and streamlining our processes by drawing on programming and data science skills.
What's in it for you: Structured finance is an important sector of the capital markets and is a key funding source and growth driver for many areas of the economy, including transportation, higher education and real estate. If you are interested in helping to facilitate this growth while challenging yourself in a fast-paced environment, this is the right position for you. It offers the opportunity to work in a collegial culture with great potential for professional development and career growth. To succeed, you must be comfortable with quantitative analysis and have a knack for problem solving.
Create financial models for various types of ABS, RMBS, and Esoteric Assets securitizations in the US, Canada, and Latin America. Perform cash flow analysis, synthesize results and present findings to rating committees.
Conduct detailed reviews of legal and operating documents to ensure compliance with criteria and identify issues with the transaction structure. Provide comments to external parties.
Actively manage relationships with issuers, intermediaries and investors. Effectively communicate S&P's methodologies and procedures. Participate in client meetings.
Demonstrate strong knowledge of ratings criteria and cash flow analysis by helping to resolve clients' analytical questions.
Leverage quantitative skillset on special projects such as building data analytics capabilities across Structured Finance, utilizing lean management principles to optimize processes, and developing next-generation analytical tools.
What We're Looking For: Basic Qualifications:
Graduate degree in a quantitative discipline.
2 years of full-time work experience in capital markets, quantitative finance, or credit analysis/research.
Strong proficiency with Excel & VBA, financial models and financial data.
Strong understanding of financial markets and their relationship to S&P Global products.
Excellent verbal and written communications skills with demonstrated ability to explain quantitative/technical concepts to others.
Ability to analyze and solve non-routine problems with ingenuity in a timely and insightful manner.
Project management skills; ability to multi-task and manage deadlines under time pressure.
Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work well in a collaborative team.
Diligent and intellectually curious self-starter with a strong work ethic and a drive to succeed.
Knowledge of programming languages (e.g. C++, Python, R) is strongly preferred.
Prior experience with data analysis. Knowledge of SQL and experience in databases such as Oracle, Sybase, or Access would be helpful.