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The Role: Associate, Infrastructure Ratings Greater China
S&P Global Ratings is looking for a highly skilled individual to join our Global Infrastructure Ratings practice as an Associate based in Hong Kong or Singapore. The Associate will lead a portfolio of Infrastructure credits, with a focus on utilities and energy-related credits, primarily located in China. As China and the rest of Asia Pacific recovers from the economic impact of COVID-forced shutdowns, infrastructure development is again front and center to lead renewed economic growth. With ESG now an increasingly important aspect of financing these projects, S&P is well positioned to assist investors and issuers meet their objectives.
The Location: Hong Kong/ Singapore
Grade Level: G11 (For internal reference only)
The Impact: You will be able to demonstrate analytical excellence, good presentation skills in Mandarin and English to internal and external audiences, be able to work well with analysts in other S&P Global Ratings' practices and international offices and maintain and enhance the quality and timeliness of our analysis. Moreover, you must demonstrate an ability to represent S&P Global Ratings in a highly professional manner to global issuers and investors. You will be required to prepare for and attend meetings with C-Suite level senior management teams to extract and analyze information relating to credit quality. Strong organizational skills are also required to support senior analysts and work on multiple assignments.
The Career Opportunity: This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a high performing global analytical team, covering a sector undergoing experiencing significant regional and global growth and with good potential for professional development and career growth.
Key responsibilities will include but are not limited to the following:
Responsibility for managing a portfolio of credits
Leading meetings and interact with senior management of corporations to obtain information upon which to base credit rating decisions
Actively participate and be engaged in rating committees. Present findings and rationale to the rating committee
Actively participate in regional and global analytical work groups to maintain and enhance our analytical industry expertise
Prepare a variety of materials for publication (rating reports, press releases) of high quality to disseminate and explain our ratings to the market on a timely basis
Prepare commentaries/ papers on areas of expertise for publication to address investor needs for greater information on sectors, trends or companies
Share knowledge/ participate in initiatives to improve group operations (through sharing analytical expertise, coaching to more junior staff, project work)
Cooperate with non-analytical staff to ensure that the process dimension of the analytical work is properly executed
Demonstrate service excellence and professionalism towards external and internal clients
Skills & Qualification:
Bachelor's degree in Finance or related field. Advanced degree or CFA charter is a plus
Minimum of five years of experience in an analytical position. Working experience in the infrastructure industry, especially in China, is a plus
Strong verbal and written communication skills in English and Mandarin
Strong financial statement analysis skills and accounting knowledge
Strong interpersonal and verbal/written communication skills
A highly motivated team player who can work autonomously in a global, multi-cultural and fast-paced environment
Ability to lead rigorous analytical work and lead the publication of timely market thought leadership
About S&P Global Ratings
S&P Global Ratings is the world's leading provider of independent credit ratings. Our ratings are essential to driving growth, providing transparency and helping educate market participants so they can make decisions with confidence. We have more than 1 million credit ratings outstanding on government, corporate, financial sector and structured finance entities and securities. We offer an independent view of the market built on a unique combination of broad perspective and local insight. We provide our opinions and research about relative credit risk; market participants gain independent information to help support the growth of transparent, liquid debt markets worldwide.
S&P Global Ratings is a division of S&P Global (NYSE: SPGI), which provides essential intelligence for individuals, companies and governments to make decisions with confidence. For more information, visit www.spglobal.com/ratings
S&P Global is an equal opportunity employer committed to making all employment decisions without regard to race/ethnicity, gender, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, color, creed, religion, national origin, age, disability, marital status (including domestic partnerships and civil unions), sexual orientation, military veteran status, unemployment status, or other legally protected categories, subject to applicable law.
202 - Middle Professional (EEO Job Group) (inactive), 20 - Professional (EEO-2 Job Categories-United States of America), RATNGS202.2 - Middle Professional Tier II (EEO Job Group)
Job ID: 262899 Posted On: 2021-07-13 Location: Hong Kong, Hong Kong