Associate- Structured Finance Ratings - Nontraditional

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S&P Global
Chicago, USA
04 Mar 2023
22 Mar 2023
Job Function
Risk Management
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
The Role: Associate - Structured Finance Ratings - Nontraditional

The Team: The team provides and monitors credit ratings and opinions for securitizations backed by a wide variety of nontraditional assets, including aircraft, container, railcar, NNN, and other lease-based products, corporate securitizations, small business, solar, and timeshare loans, among others.

The Role: An Associate is responsible for rating a portfolio of credits 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 models, 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. Associates who excel in this role will have opportunities to work across more complex asset classes, assume greater account and project lead responsibilities, and advance into more senior analytical roles.

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. If you are interested in this exciting sector, 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.

  • Understand the financial market and be able to use and understand financial models for various types of ABS and Esoteric Assets transactions securitizations.
  • Analyze credit and cash flow characteristics of collateral pools. Review third-party model output and reconcile with cash flow results from internal models.
  • Conduct detailed reviews of legal and operating documents to ensure compliance with criteria and identify issues with the transaction structure. Provide comments to external parties.
  • Actively manage relationships with issuers, intermediaries, and investors. Effectively communicate S&P's methodologies and procedures. Participate in client meetings.
  • Demonstrate strong knowledge of ratings criteria and cash flow analysis by helping to resolve clients' analytical questions.
  • Leverage quantitative and qualitative skillset to work on special projects such as building data analytics capabilities across Structured Finance, utilizing lean management principles to optimize processes, and developing next-generation analytical tools as directed by the analytical team manager.
What We're Looking For:
Basic Qualifications:
  • Minimum 2-5 years of relevant work experience
  • Strong Financial modeling experience
  • Strong proficiency with Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
  • Understanding of financial markets.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent research skills.
  • Ability to analyze and solve non-routine problems with ingenuity in a timely and insightful manner.
  • Project management skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and tight deadlines under time pressure.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work well in a collaborative team.
  • Diligent and intellectually curious self-starter with a strong work ethic and a drive to succeed.
  • Bachelor's degree required, preferably in finance or economics
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master's degree or CFA Charterholder
  • Digital Infrastructure experience
  • Commercial Real Estate experience
Compensation/Benefits Information (US Applicants Only):
S&P Global states that the anticipated base salary range for this position is $85,700 to $170,400.
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

Grade level: 11 (for internal purposes)

Locations: Dallas, TX | New York, NY | Chicago, IL | Centennial, CO | Toronto, ON
(No Sponsorship Available) This role is limited to persons with the indefinite right to work in the United States (for US locations) and/or Canada (for Canadian locations).

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 (link to career site page when available), we are encouraging enthusiastic and talented returners to apply, and will actively support your return to the workplace.

About Company Statement:
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.


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.

If you need an accommodation during the application process due to a disability, please send an email to: and your request will be forwarded to the appropriate person.

US Candidates Only: The EEO is the Law Poster describes discrimination protections under federal 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: 273331
Posted On: 2023-02-02
Location: New York, New York, United States
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