Associate Director, NA Infrastructure Ratings

S&P Global
New York, NY, USA
Feb 17, 2019
Feb 20, 2019
Job Function
Credit Analysis
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
JobDescription :
The Role:
We are currently looking for a highly skilled and motivated individual to join our growing and dynamic Global Infrastructure Ratings group as an Associate Director based in our New York office focused on the North American Energy Infrastructure sector.

Key Responsibilities:
As an Associate Director, you will analyze individual issuers as well as complex situations, data, and information, and assess issuer's quarterly and annual operating results against financial projections. This position is responsible for meeting with issuers and investors on analytical matters, assisting in resolving client needs, contributing to media requirements in conjunction with senior members of the organization, and taking the lead at external meetings related to credits, as assigned by a more senior manager.

Specifically, in this role, the analyst will:
  • Act as the primary analyst for a broad portfolio of energy infrastructure credits focused on the midstream, refining, LNG, and merchant power sectors;
  • Be an active, vocal voting member of the committee who makes recommendations to the rating committee and prepares material for ratings publication;
  • Develop forecasts and recommend ratings for new issuers consistent with existing S&P criteria; learn and apply S&P internal systems and effectively communicate S&P's methodology and procedures to clients;
  • Aid in identifying market trends, client developments, and client's financial projections;
  • Write analytical reports, contribute to thought leadership pieces and synthesize analysis into well-reasoned and well-supported rating recommendations that demonstrate a strong understanding of financial markets and the relationship to S&P products;
  • Work effectively with markets and jurisdictions outside of primary focus in a team-oriented, multi-cultural and global environment;
  • Ensure a risk aware culture including leading by example;
  • Your analysis and work is essential to the covering of a diverse portfolio of credits, as well as in the training of others to help them resolve difficult day-to-day analytical issues and problems; and
  • This role is a mid-level analytical position, with significant growth opportunities.

The successful candidate will be comfortable in an environment of continuous improvement and high customer service standards while adhering to established ratings criteria, policies and procedures.

The Team / Business:
The Global Infrastructure Practice was established by S&P Global Ratings to expand our ratings franchise in an area of strong growth and to leverage our significant global infrastructure expertise across the full range of infrastructure asset classes. Analytical team members reside in 16 locations globally and work on a diverse range of transactions globally applying different ratings criteria, predominantly corporate and project finance. We also work on transactions in partnership with other practices on a regular basis. Effective teamwork and a thoughtful approach to problem solving are highly valued.

The Impact:
  • At S&P Global Ratings, your analytical opinion truly matters and each person who works here has an essential role in our reputation of integrity, transparency, and ratings excellence;
  • S&P Global Ratings plays a vital role in bringing transparency and comparability to the financial markets and helps investors and others measure and manage credit risk.
  • By supporting capital markets, S&P Global Ratings helps people to start and grow businesses, cities and states to build highways and hospitals, and manufacturers to build factories and create jobs; and
  • With offices in 26 countries, rating $47.5 trillion in debt, and with nearly 1,400 credit analysts, S&P Global Ratings is an important part of the world's financial infrastructure and has played a leading role for more than 150 years in providing investors and financers the information they need to more easily, quickly and efficiently provide capital to businesses and governments.

  • Bachelor's degree is required, advanced degree and/or CFA a plus;
  • 5+ years of experience in the financial services industry;
  • The candidate should possess critical thinking skills, along with proficiency with major off-the-shelf software;
  • The candidate should have the aptitude to be a team player, but also be able to work independently; and
  • The candidate must have strong verbal communication and writing skills; analytical and problem-solving skills; excellent time management and ability to stay organized, meet deadlines, and multitask; the ability to think independently and critically; and the ability to mentor others.

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