Director, Ratings Criteria, S&P Ratings (China) Co., Ltd.

S&P Global
Beijing, China
Jan 14, 2019
Jan 16, 2019
Job Function
Risk Management
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
JobDescription :

Director, Ratings Criteria, S&P Ratings (China) Co., Ltd.

The Location: Beijing, China

The Role: You will act in a senior analytical position [(covering the Corporate / FI / Structured Finance sector)], covering a portfolio of leading [Corporate / FI / Structured Finance] issuers. As a primary analyst for credits in the [Corporate / FI / Structured Finance sectors], you will not only perform analytical work and write reports, but also demonstrate your analytical insight to internal and external audiences in an international working environment.

The Impact: You will analyze original, non-routine and complex situations in a timely, orderly and insightful manner. Developing and maintaining a deep understanding of industry trends and issues.

The Career Opportunity: This is a great opportunity for experienced professionals within the financial industry to lead criteria and analytical projects, participating in determining department strategies and priorities.

The Team / The Business:
S&P is establishing a local ratings business in People's Republic of China that will support China's policy goals of financial market reform, increased foreign participation in the domestic capital markets, RMB internationalization and the Belt and Road Initiative. We will operate with a credit rating scale, methodologies and practices customized for the local needs while improving transparency and introducing rigorous standards needed to promote positive change in the country's financial sector.

For this we are setting up a new team of talented analysts to support and grow the business and most importantly lay a strong foundation for the newly established business.
Analytical team members will reside in Beijing, covering a broad range of sectors.
Your Skills: Bachelor degree is required, and MBA or CFA is preferable. You must have a good understanding of financial markets, business environment and relevant regulations of the [Corporate / FI / Structured Finance sector in China].

Our Hiring Manager says: "I'm looking for the kind of person who has significant experience within the financial industry. You will play a key role within the Analytical team assisting resolving client's needs and assess client's quarterly financial projections and business plan."

  • Primary analyst for a portfolio of [Corporate / FI / Structured Finance credits in China]
  • Actively participate in rating committees. Present findings and opinions to a rating committee
  • Attend meetings and interact with senior management of corporations to obtain information upon which to base credit rating decisions
  • Prepare a variety of materials suitable for publication (rating reports, press releases) to disseminate and explain our ratings on a timely basis
  • Prepare commentaries/ papers on areas of expertise for publication
  • Participate actively in publishing and sector outreach activities
  • Share knowledge/ participate in initiatives to improve group operations (through sharing analytical expertise, coaching to more junior staff, project work)
  • Act as back-up analyst as required by team leader, attending meetings in support of colleagues, providing cover for colleagues who are temporarily unavailable due to holidays or business travel
  • Imbibe positive compliance culture within the team and abide by all company and government policies
  • Operate with a culture of service excellence in interactions with issuers, investors and intermediaries
  • Cooperate with non-analytical staff to ensure that the process dimension of the analytical process is properly executed
  • Demonstrate service excellence and professionalism towards external and internal clients.

  • Bachelor degree in Finance, Economic, Business, Accounting or related studies
  • Holds a designation in CFA, FRM or CPA is preferred
  • With 8-10 years of significant experience in financial services, credit or a relevant industry sector
  • Knowledge: With strong analytical capability - either strong credit analysis background
  • Personal skills: strong verbal and written communication skills, team player, good time management Language: Fluent in written and spoken English will be a plus however not mandatory
  • To handle multi tasks or projects with tight timeline
  • To meet regular surveillance timeliness needs and also to act on ad hoc or unexpected events and projects
  • To tackle heavy workload with limited resources
  • To solve common problem without cooperation or control over other teams (include non-analytical team)
  • Ability to work under tight deadlines in a fast-changing, global and regulated environment
  • Willingness to travel, sometimes at short notice

About S&P Ratings (China) Co., Ltd.
S&P Ratings (China) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of 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 .

S&P Global is an equal opportunity employer committed to making all employment decisions without regard to race/ethnicity, gender, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, color, creed, religion, national origin, age, disability, marital status (including domestic partnerships and civil unions), sexual orientation, military veteran status, unemployment status, or other legally protected categories, subject to applicable law.

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