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JobDescription : S&P Global Ratings, a division of S&P Global, is the world's foremost provider of essential financial market intelligence, including independent credit ratings, indices, risk evaluation, investment research and data. With offices in 26 countries, rating $47.5 trillion in debt, and with nearly 1,400 credit analysts, S&P Global Ratings is an important part of the world's financial infrastructure and has played a leading role for more than 150 years in providing investors and financers the information they need to more easily, quickly and efficiently provide capital to businesses and governments.
We are currently recruiting a highly skilled and motivated individual to join our growing and dynamic Global Infrastructure Ratings Practice as a Director/Lead Analyst based in our New York office focused on the North American Energy Infrastructure sector.
As a Director/Lead Analyst, you are working as part of the high growth Global Infrastructure Ratings group at S&P Global Ratings. As part of team of skilled infrastructure and energy professionals, the Lead Analyst typically maintains analytical responsibility for a portfolio of rated project finance and corporate issuers. These responsibilities include ongoing surveillance and rating recommendations, repeat analytical contact with rated entities' senior management, and presentation of analytical findings to internal and external constituencies. In this role you will have the opportunity to work on more complex and higher profile issuers in the energy sector, as well as play a key role in investor outreach. Our Directors/Lead Analysts often act as spokespersons and are considered senior analytical leaders in sector teams.
At S&P Global Ratings, your analytical opinion truly matters and each person who works here has an essential role in our reputation of integrity, transparency, and ratings excellence.
S&P Global Ratings plays a vital role in bringing transparency and comparability to the financial markets and helps investors and others measure and manage credit risk.
By supporting capital markets, S&P Global Ratings helps people to start and grow businesses, cities and states to build highways and hospitals, and manufacturers to build factories and create jobs.
As a Director/Lead Analyst within the Global Infrastructure Practice you will be responsible for meeting with issuers and investors on analytical matters, developing leading analytical research and ratings, resolving client needs, and taking a lead role in external meetings and communications related to rated debt issuers. Specifically, in this role, you will:
Manage a broad portfolio of large energy infrastructure credits focused on the LNG, Midstream, Refining and Merchant Power sectors, ensuring a consistently high level of analytic quality; act as Primary Analyst on a selected number of high profile credits particularly focused on the LNG sector
Review, critique, and provide analytic feedback on analysis and publishing performed by junior analysts
Oversee the relationship with issuers in the portfolio
Create and leverage effective internal partnerships, especially with other senior analysts in the Global Infrastructure Practice focused on regional LNG coverage
Develop and communicate S&P Global Ratings thought leadership and credit themes via publications, speeches, conference presentations, and media interviews
Provide analytical training and coaching
Credibly champion S&P Global Ratings analytic views
The Team / Business:
The Global Infrastructure Practice was established by S&P Global Ratings to expand our ratings franchise in an area of strong growth and to leverage our significant global infrastructure expertise across the full range of infrastructure asset classes. Analytical team members reside in 16 locations globally and work on a diverse range of transactions applying different ratings criteria, predominantly for project finance and corporate debt issuers. We also work on transactions in partnership with other practices on a regular basis. Effective teamwork and a thoughtful approach to problem solving are highly valued.
Bachelor's degree required, Advanced degree or CFA strongly preferred
10+ years of experience in financial services or capital markets
Strong project finance background gained in a transactional, analytical or credit role
Deep analytical skills and capital markets knowledge; LON, refining, midstream and energy infrastructure interests and experience a strong plus
Be equipped to ensure that analytical guidelines, quality standards, procedures and policies established are adhered to for all credits;
Possess the ability to coach and mentor junior analytical staff in a constructive manner;