Associate Analyst- Greater China Credit Research Analysis

Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Aug 30, 2019
Sep 06, 2019
Job Function
Credit Analysis
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Job Description The Role

The Associate Analyst 3 (AA3) will provide support to Greater China Credit Research and Analysis (GCCRA) team. The AA3 role is integral to Moody's focus on ratings accuracy, research and market outreach, and will focus primarily on one Line of Business (LOB), with the potential for cross-training in other LOBs.

Key Responsibilities

Research & Investor Outreach
  • Assists analysts with overall preparation for sector research such as gathering data, preparation of charts and financial models: also by compiling and maintaining peer comparisons, industry statistics and bond prices and spreads relevant to the sector.
  • Contributes to research strategy, including idea generation and preliminary drafting, adhering to Moody's research standards.
  • Maintains database and market information for China's onshore bond market and offshore RMB bond market
  • Maintains databases for issuers and investors, prepares items for follow-up and coordinates internally for resolution of outstanding issues
  • Attends investor briefings and issuer meetings as required; may help prepare presentation materials; a rrives prepared to engage in discussions.
  • Builds positive relationships with issuers - displays initiative to understand the issuer's business and proactively responds to issuer enquiries.

Credit Analysis
  • Develops strong working knowledge of Moody's methodologies and credit rating best practices, applying these with guidance from Lead Analysts.
  • Demonstrates the ability to understand and identify key factors that affect issuer credit ratings.
  • Interprets and analyzes financial data and other credit inputs provided by others e.g. FDAs and RRS Associates.
  • Tracks news wires daily and m onitors credit quality and issuer and/or sector trends by following market developments
  • Attends rating committee meetings and is encouraged to participate, including offering analysis and opinion where appropriate.
Credit Administration
  • Operates applicable ratings and research systems and utilizes software specific to the rating group. Identifies all issues with data for follow up with Lead Analyst.
  • Demonstrates sound understanding and judgment in applying Moody's processes, documentation standards and best practices, adhering to all laws and policies.
Coaching & Guidance
  • Provides clear, concise and constructive guidance in the delegation of work to junior Associates Analyst (if applicable), actively managing workload pipeline in order to provide sufficient time for completion. Seeks Associate Analyst Team Manager (AATM) guidance where needed to determine how to allocate work.
  • Provides feedback to AATM/lead analyst on the quality and accuracy of work produced by junior Associates Analyst (if applicable) , along with providing constructive and proactive feedback to junior Associates Analyst (if applicable) and FDAs.

  • Minimum undergraduate/ first level degree (e.g. Bachelor's Degree, or equivalent qualifications).
  • Some relevant experience, preferably minimum of 1 year.
  • Accounting background with strong focus in financial analysis (e.g., through coursework, CFA or equivalent, or relevant work experience).
  • Working knowledge of MS Excel, Word and PowerPoint.
  • Solid verbal, written communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work effectively in a collaborative team environment
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to adapt to a changing environment and prioritize tasks accordingly.

Moody's is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity or any other characteristic protected by law.

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

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