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By taking on the role of Head of Credit and Rating Agency Relations you'll play a vital part in our vision: to become the best loved and most successful savings & investment business. We need everyone to step up to their full potential at this exciting time for our business. So if you're inspired by the opportunity, and if you have the necessary qualities, then we urge you to apply.
In the context of the demerger of M&G Prudential from Prudential plc and subsequent listing on the London stock exchange, M&GP is building an investor relations team. As a public company, the de-merged M&G Prudential will be separately rated by Rating Agencies, and have a significant amount of public debt in issue. This will necessitate having a member of the IR team to lead the relationship with Rating Agencies, and perform the investor relations role with respect to credit analysts and investors.
Key Responsibilities of this role:
Manage relationship with Ratings Agencies, e.g. responding to requests, aligning rating agencies on key events, working with Treasury to ensure coordination with rating agencies on debt issuances, managing contracts and fees.
Leading the co-ordination / design / preparation of materials for annual management meetings with rating agencies, liaising with key finance function and other personnel as appropriate, and ensuring consistency of message with wider market communication
Leading on any specialist Input required into other public IR materials as appropriate, e.g. results presentations, Investor Days, etc.
Providing input and guidance to the Director of IR in preparation and execution of credit investor engagement plan
The senior point of contact for incoming information requests and questions from credit/debt analysts and investors
Overseeing the monitoring of relevant debtholder information, e.g. debtholder identification, monitoring of listed debt security performance, etc., etc.
Be the key reference point for ESG investors and analysts, and taking the lead to ensure we have appropriate investor materials on the relevant topics
To be successful in this role you will have:
Detailed knowledge of UK financial services industry, preferably in both Life Insurance and Asset Management.
Significant ability to confidently discuss strategic, technical and complex issues around the industry.
Significant knowledge of the functioning and nature of credit markets, the role of rating agencies, and understanding of rating agency methodologies & practices
Significant financial literacy and analytical capability for working with analysts and rating agency models, and interpreting financial statements
Significant experience extracting, evaluating and presenting information across the business and to a range of stakeholders and varying levels
Significant experience of engaging and influencing management at the most senior levels
Highly proficient skills with Microsoft Office applications, and ideally financial market platforms (e.g. Bloomberg, EIKON or similar)
The ability to communicate clearly, confidently, professionally and with ability to think on feet e.g. when faced with difficult questions in external meetings.
The ability to work well under pressure
The ability to build strong relationships, internally (at all levels of seniority) and externally
M&G Prudential is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Our role as an employer is very simple - to provide the right environment for talented people to do their best work, by respecting, understanding and valuing individual differences.
We are willing to consider flexible working arrangements for all of our roles.
Recruiter: Hannah Macmillan Hiring Manager: Spencer Horgan Location: London
Internal Number: 5618545
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