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The Team: The Asset Managers team within Financial Services Ratings division at S&P Global is focused on assigning and surveilling ratings on a range of asset manager issuers, including public and private traditional and alternative asset managers.
The Impact: The successful candidate will be the primary analyst responsible for a portfolio of credits in this growing and active sector. In addition to surveillance of the portfolio, the analyst will effectively communicate with market participants about ratings, as well as fundamentals and trends impacting the industry.
What's in it for you:
Access to senior management to hear firsthand of the challenges and opportunities our issuers face
Work as an integral member of a small team of experienced analysts to assign and surveil ratings
The opportunity to collaborate on research on sectors of interest
Daily interactions with key market participants
Analyze a portfolio of 15 - 18 credits, focused on asset managers
Prepare for and lead meetings with senior management teams to extract and assess information important to our ratings and to explain our credit rating opinions
Actively participate in management meetings
Demonstrate the ability to understand and identify key factors that affect an issuer's credit rating and present recommendations in rating committees
Develop and maintain an understanding of industry trends and issues
Prepare a variety of material suitable for publication on S&P Global's credit portal and other media sufficient to disseminate and explain our ratings on a timely basis
Actively participate in rating committees including companies outside of primary coverage.
What We're Looking For: Basic Qualifications
At least 3-5 years of experience working in the field of credit analysis, ideally of financial institutions
Have strong analytical skills with a deep understanding of financial statements and accounting concepts
Be accurate with figures and detail orientated so as to maintain accuracy while complying with deadlines
Have strong Excel/Word/PowerPoint and database application skills
Ability to prepare forecasts based upon reasoned assumptions
Possess solid communication skills, verbal and written
Undergraduate degree, preferable majors in Business Management, Finance, Accounting, Economics, or other business related majors.
An MBA focused on Finance, Economics, Accounting, Engineering, or Mathematics is preferred