Associate - Structured Credit

S&P Global
Dublin, Ireland
03 Sep 2022
14 Sep 2022
Job Function
Risk Management
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
S&P Global Ratings
Associate - Structured Credit

The Role: An Associate is responsible for rating CLOs and managing the end-to-end ratings process from the initial engagement through the publication of reports. The Associate will review documents, consider the legal dimensions of transaction structures, develop an understanding of and apply relevant rating criteria, assess the credit profile of collateral pools, work with financial and cash flow models to stress test the structures and enhancement levels under various economic scenarios. The Associate will also be the primary analytical contact for bankers, issuers and investors and will resolve any analytical inquiries that may arise during the rating process. At the same time, the Associate will be responsible of a portfolio of CLOs to monitor. Associates who excel in this role will have opportunities to work across other asset classes, assume greater account and project lead responsibilities, and advance into more senior analytical roles.

The Team / The Business: S&P Global is seeking an experienced analyst to join its Structured Finance Ratings group as an Associate in the Structured Credit practice. The practice provides credit ratings of structured products that are backed by pools of assets, mainly focused on Collateralized Loan Obligation (CLO) transactions. You will report to the Analytical Manager, Structured Finance and be working closely with a number of highly experienced industry specialists.

The Impact: The successful applicant will enhance our ability to efficiently and effectively serve our clients by demonstrating outstanding analytical excellence and the capacity to provide relevant, insightful and compelling analysis. You will have responsibility for helping the undertaking of the analysis for the Structured Credit team.

The Career Opportunity: You will get to work in a dynamic team environment and work with a team of professional specialists. You can deepen and broaden your insight and knowledge in one of the leading credit ratings' companies in the world. This role provides a great opportunity to be exposed to a range of markets and asset types.

What's in it for you: Structured finance is an important sector of the capital markets and is a key funding source and growth driver for many areas of the economy. You will be exposed to CLO, SME, repack structure. If you are interested in helping to facilitate this growth while challenging yourself in a fast-paced environment, this is the right position for you. It offers the opportunity to work in a collegial culture with great potential for professional development and career growth. To succeed, you must be comfortable with quantitative analysis and have a knack for problem solving. Furthermore, there is the possibility to participate to the Company Data Science initiatives.

  • Ownership of a portfolio of credits, mainly CLOs.
  • Independently preparing and presenting analysis and recommendations to credit committees.
  • Assisting the preparation and presentation of analysis by a senior team member and recommendations to credit committees
  • Conducting analyses on complicated SF transactions with appropriate risk factor identification, measurement, and presentation
  • Acting proactive member in ratings committees and in the team
  • Working closely with analysts to provide research and analysis for the Structured Finance team
  • Review and run cash flow models
  • Analyze data and review documentation for the analytical team
  • Undertake research in support of S&P Global Ratings published commentaries
  • Understand and implement S&P's Policies
  • Take the lead on special projects within the Structured Finance as appropriate
Experience and Qualifications:
  • Degree in Engineer, Mathematics, Physics, Business, Finance, Economics, or a related subject/Pursuing post graduate studies/CFA
  • Relevant industry experience in Securitization and/or CLO or credit analysis or related analytical fields.
  • 3/4 or more years of analytical work experience in the financial services industry
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Good attention to detail
  • Demonstrable analytical work experience in the financial services industry and good numerical skills, and an ability to synthesize and interpret large volumes of data.
  • Solid analytical capability, team player and has good time management skills
  • Able to multi-task and meet projects with a tight time frame
  • Self-starter and proactive attitude and effective team player.
  • Ability to work under tight deadlines in a fast-changing, global and regulated environment
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Fluent in English and good writing skills to prepare professional analyses and reports.
  • Good/advanced knowledge of Python and/or R is a distinctive advantage.
Return to Work:
Have you taken time out for caring responsibilities and are now looking to return to work? As part of our Return to Work initiative, we are encouraging enthusiastic and talented returners to apply, and will actively support your return to the workplace.

Grade: 11 (for internal purposes)
Location: Dublin

S&P Global delivers essential intelligence that powers decision making. We provide the world's leading organizations with the right data, connected technologies and expertise they need to move ahead. As part of our team, you'll help solve complex challenges that equip businesses, governments and individuals with the knowledge to adapt to a changing economic landscape.
S&P Global Ratings offers critical insights for credit, risk and sustainable finance solutions that are essential to translating complexity into clarity, so market participants can uncover opportunities.
S&P Global has a Securities Disclosure and Trading Policy ("the Policy") that seeks to mitigate conflicts of interest by monitoring and placing restrictions on personal securities holding and trading. The Policy is designed to promote compliance with global regulations. In some Divisions, pursuant to the Policy's requirements, candidates at S&P Global may be asked to disclose securities holdings. Some roles may include a trading prohibition and remediation of positions when there is an effective or potential conflict of interest. Employment at S&P Global is contingent upon compliance with the Policy.


Equal Opportunity Employer
S&P Global is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race/ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, military veteran status, unemployment status, or any other status protected by law. Only electronic job submissions will be considered for employment.

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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: 275806
Posted On: 2022-08-03
Location: Dublin, Ireland

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