Director / Leveraged Finance - Frankfurt or Paris

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Paris, France
Apr 11, 2018
Apr 21, 2018
Job Function
Credit Analysis
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time

The successful candidate will be responsible for providing insightful credit analysis, ensuring ratings accuracy and responding to investor inquiries. This opportunity involves developing an in-depth knowledge of the assigned companies and sectors and writing thought-leading research. As part of the rating process you will manage effective interaction with investors and issuers alike.  


  • Perform and present at commitees in-depth fundamental credit analysis effectively and comprehensively on a regular basis on issuers in a portfolio of corporate entities 
  • Develop in-depth knowledge of the assigned sector 
  • Build and maintain high quality relationships with the Senior Management at some of the rated companies 
  • Write in-depth, high quality, insightful and focused research 
  • Develop the company franchise through intermediary visibility initiatives (e.g. investor one on one discussions, conference participation, media interviews)


  • Relevant credit/risk assessment experience including financial analysis experience, cash flow analysis and cash flow based lending techniques gained from a financial institution or audit firm
  • Strong knowledge and experience of corporate investment grade and high yield debt markets and an understanding of the key issues affecting these markets/the main players and key industry drivers
  • Excellent communication skills 
  • Strong understanding of loan/bond and other associated documentation
  • Strong quantitative aptitude including a robust understanding of accounting standards and proven analytical skills
  • Strong academic background at least equivalent to MSc in relevant areas 
  • CIMA/ACCA/CFA professional qualification would be highly beneficial
  • Highly organised and efficient, with ability to multi-task and able to meet tight deadlines
  • Fluency in English and German (Frankfurt) OR French (Paris) is essential
  • Willingness to travel across the EMEA region

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