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Fitch Group is a global leader in financial information services with operations in more than 30 countries. Fitch Group is comprised of: Fitch Ratings, a global leader in credit ratings and research; Fitch Solutions, an industry-leading provider of credit risk products and services; and Fitch Learning, a preeminent training and professional development firm. With dual headquarters in London and New York, Fitch Group is owned by Hearst.
Fitch complies with all laws governing employment in each jurisdiction in which it operates, and provides equal opportunity to all applicants and employees. All applications will be considered without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, and other status protected by applicable laws.
Fitch Ratings' Model Development Team is looking for a model developer at the Senior Analyst or Associate Director level to help develop and enhance models used in Fitch's rating analysis, focusing primarily on structured finance and covered bond sectors.
In this position, you will have the opportunity to team up with other talented specialists to design, implement, test and document various models including default and cash flow models. Throughout these projects, you will be able to gain valuable credit modelling experience, a good understanding of credit rating methodology as well as model governance framework and the regulatory environment.
You will be involved in various modelling projects acting as developer or QA tester. In either capacity, you will be expected to develop a solid understanding of the models, from the methodology to implementation. The models in focus will be in C++ and Excel/VBA, but there will also be potential opportunities to code in Python depending on project and team requirements.
Solid quantitative and financial modelling experience in C++ and/or Python
Experience in VBA, XML or database is a plus
Ability to solve problems using critical, rational and creative thinking
Strong verbal and written communication skills; ability to clearly convey technical modelling concepts
Self-motivation and ability to manage timelines across multiple projects
Thorough attention to detail
Strong work ethic
Bachelor or Master's degree in computer science or other quantitative disciplines
Previous exposure to credit rating analysis or credit modelling a plus
Fitch is committed to providing global securities markets with objective, timely, independent and forward-looking credit opinions. To protect Fitch's credibility and reputation, our employees must take every precaution to avoid conflicts of interests or any appearance of a conflict of interest. Should you be successful in the recruitment process at Fitch Ratings you will asked to declare any securities holdings and other potential conflicts for you and your Family Members prior to commencing employment. If you, or your Family Members, have any holdings that may conflict with your work responsibilities, they must be sold before beginning work. In certain roles, employees and their Family Members may be limited to investments in diversified mutual funds only.
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