Research Assistant, Financial Services Ratings

S&P Global
Centennial, USA
01 Sep 2021
25 Sep 2021
Job Function
Risk Management
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
The Role: Research Assistant, Financial Services Ratings

The Location: Centennial, CO

The Team: This Research Assistant position will provide analytical support for the Financial Institutions team that assigns and surveils ratings of U.S.-based banks, securities brokers, alternative funds and exchanges/clearinghouses. You will support the group in monitoring global developments related to our portfolio and assist with maintaining our quantitative templates, including our risk-adjusted capital metrics. You will support analysts in updating and maintaining spreadsheets and databases, extract financial and economic data from source materials to input into proprietary applications and perform financial modeling. You will work as an integral part of the analytical team, providing support for detailed reports required for evaluation by rating committees, and statistical or written support for commentaries and sector reviews.

The Impact: The successful candidate will own and drive the processes that support our credit analysis and our ratings framework for banks.

What's in it for you: With the guidance of senior analysts, a qualified Research Assistant typically supports the Banks, Brokers & Exchanges (BBE) team on its ongoing surveillance of a portfolio of rated issuers and performs basic fundamental credit analysis, forecasting, and industry analysis. The BBE Team provides plenty of room for growth for an intellectually curious, detail-oriented and tech savvy individual to progress and develop their credit skills into a future primary analyst and brand ambassador. It will give you room to be innovative in identifying and developing process enhancement tools. It will provide you with the opportunity to demonstrate leadership and autonomy in Centennial's rapidly growing analytical practice. Lastly, this is an excellent platform to gain exposure to senior management to learn firsthand of the challenges and opportunities our issuers face, work alongside a team of experienced analysts to assign and surveil ratings, and grow from the opportunity to collaborate on research on an important and visible sector.

  • Support the ongoing surveillance of issuer ratings in partnership with senior analysts.
  • Provide research input and statistical support for special projects and external market commentaries
  • Perform basic fundamental credit analysis, forecasting and industry analysis in conjunction with and at the direction of senior analysts
Prepare necessary information for rating committee presentations, management meetings and industry thought leadership.
  • Actively participate in management meetings with issuers or rating committees
What We're Looking For:
Basic Qualifications:
  • Undergraduate degree, preferable majors in Finance, Economics, Accounting, Statistics, Mathematics or engineering with an academic foundation in financial math
  • Highly motivated and quantitative-oriented
  • Strong analytical skills
  • The ability to work well in teams
  • Customer service orientation
  • The ability to organize, meet deadlines and to multitask frequently
  • Good problem solving skills
  • Solid computer skills, including MS Word, advanced Excel, and PowerPoint, other database skills an advantage
  • Good communication skills, verbal and written, as well as the capacity to expand, learn, and make a contribution
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Passing one or more CFA exams a plus
  • Familiarity/experience with Bloomberg
  • Advanced Excel Skills (Macros, etc.)
  • Knowledge of fixed income or equity instruments is a plus
Compensation/Benefits Information: (US ONLY)
S&P Global states that the anticipated base salary range for this position is $46,800 to $97,200. Base salary ranges may vary by geographic location.
This role is eligible to receive S&P Global benefits. For more information on the benefits we provide to our employees, visit .

This role is limited to persons with indefinite right to work in the United States/ or Canada.

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

EEO Statement
North America
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Job ID: 263000
Posted On: 2021-06-30
Location: Centennial, Colorado, United States

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