Associate Analyst 2

New York, USA
Oct 28, 2017
Oct 31, 2017
Job Function
Credit Analysis
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time

The successful candidate will work closely with Senior Analysts in monitoring and analyzing a portfolio of rated companies in the Insurance and Asset Management sectors. The individual will contribute to the production of rating committee memos and special research. The individual will also conduct ad-hoc projects as needed and devise, construct and maintain databases of information on companies followed by the team.

Key Functions
  • Assist and collaborate with lead analysts to draft and update credit opinions, issuer comments and press releases
  • Assist lead analysts in preparing rating committee memos
    • Gather data, prepare graphs and models and provide first draft analysis
  • Monitor quantitative and qualitative portfolio data
  • Prepare charts, tables and peer comparisons for research and/or presentation materials.
  • Track news wires daily and flag relevant items/developments regarding portfolio issuers or industries.
  • Perform certain administrative certain administrative tasks related to data maintenance and regulatory compliance


  • Candidate possesses a B.A. / B.S. degree in Economics, Finance, Business Administration or a related field.
    • Advanced degrees/certifications such as an MBA, CPA or CFA, or working towards them, is an advantage.
  • 3+ years of relevant work experience in the insurance industry or experience analyzing the asset management sector is preferred
  • Strong communication skills with demonstrated ability to write and present effectively.
  • Highly organized and efficient with the ability to prioritize work in order to meet tight deadlines
  • Previous experience working in a matrix reporting structure
  • Proficiency in MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Familiarity with SNL and FactSet is advantageous
    • Ability to create pivot tables, utilize vlookup and other advanced excel functions preferred

Moody's is an essential component of the global capital markets, providing credit ratings, research, tools and analysis that contribute to transparent and integrated financial markets. Moody's Corporation (NYSE: MCO) is the parent company of Moody's Investors Service, which provides credit ratings and research covering debt instruments and securities, and Moody's Analytics, which offers leading-edge software, advisory services and research for credit and economic analysis and financial risk management. The Corporation, which reported revenue of $3.6 billion in 2016, employs approximately 10,700 people worldwide and maintains a presence in 36 countries. Further information is available at

Moody's is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, gender, age, religion, national origin, citizen status, marital status, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. Moody's also provides reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities in accordance with applicable laws. If you need to inquire about a reasonable accommodation, or need assistance with completing the application process, please email This contact information is for accommodation requests only, and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications.

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MIS and MSS Candidates are asked to disclose securities holdings pursuant to Moody's Policy for Securities Trading. Employment is contingent upon compliance with the Policy, including remediation of positions in those holdings as necessary.

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