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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 Latin American Structured Finance Group is looking for a new credit analyst to join our growing team in Chicago. This person will assume a role in rating of structured finance transactions (including but not limited to: unsecured consumer loans, residential mortgage backed securities, Future Flows, Guarantees, and Government Backed Securities), authoring market commentary and related research, serving as a credit committee member in reviewing and assigning ratings to Latin America Structured Finance transactions and participating in criteria and cash flow model projects.
Bachelor's degree in finance, economics, engineering, or other quantitative disciplines
Oral and written proficiency in English and Spanish is required
Strong analytical thinking
Superb attention to detail and time management skills
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Excellent proficiency in Excel
Working knowledge of VBA and SQL is a plus
Working knowledge of structured finance is beneficial
3-5 years of work experience for an Associate Director role
Previous exposure to credit rating analysis or credit modeling a plus
Spanish language speaking skills prefered
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Analyzing critical credit, legal and structural elements of Latin America Structured Finance transaction structures.
Producing quality internal and external written reports including credit committees, criteria, special reports and market commentary
Communicating Fitch rating methodology and criteria to issuers and investors
Leading and/or supporting research projects
Maintaining assigned rating relationships
The successful candidate for this position must be able to demonstrate skills that will allow for immediate coverage of a multi-country portfolio of Latin American Structured Finance credits. Strong quantitative and analytical skills, proficiency in Excel and Word, strong communication (particularly English-language writing), analytical, organizational, and time-management skills are a must. 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 be asked to declare any securities holdings and other potential conflicts prior to commencing employment. If you, or your immediate family, have any holdings that may conflict with your work responsibilities, you may be asked to divest yourself of them before beginning work.
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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