Associate, Structured Finance

S&P Global
London, United Kingdom
Aug 20, 2019
Sep 07, 2019
Job Function
Credit Analysis
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
JobDescription :
Associate, Structured Finance, S&P Global Ratings
Grade 11 (for internal purposes)

S&P Global Ratings is seeking an exceptional professional with strong analytical and communication skills to join the EMEA Structured Finance Team. You will act in an analytical role providing analysis, research and support to the ABS/RMBS team, based in one of our European offices.

The Impact:

The successful applicant will enhance our ability to serve our clients by demonstrating outstanding analytical excellence and the capacity to provide relevant, insightful and compelling analysis. As an Associate, you will assist senior analysts in conducting credit analysis - reviewing, researching and managing data/transaction documents, running credit and cash flow models and analyzing results, and preparing analytical documentation. You will provide analytical reasoning in committees and in your discussions within the team, act proactively toward resolution of issues, and be knowledgeable of all appropriate criteria. You will be an effective communicator working within the Structured Finance Analytical team as well as being an ambassador for S&P Global ratings with market participants. You will develop and maintain a deep understanding of industry trends and issues. As new asset classes evolve, you will have the opportunity to work on a variety of different proposals. You will be well organized and efficient in your approach to deadlines and problem solving

The Career Opportunity:

You will get to work in a dynamic team environment and work with a team of professional specialists. You can deepen and broaden your insight and knowledge in one of the leading credit ratings' companies in the world. This role provides a great opportunity to be exposed to a range of markets and asset types.

The Team / The Business:

You will report to the Analytical Manager, Structured Finance and be working closely with a number of highly experienced industry specialists.

Your Skills:

Bachelor degree is required and possibly completed or pursuing post graduate studies/CFA. You must have good attention to detail and numerical skills, and an ability to synthesize and interpret large volumes of data. You will have good English writing skills to prepare professional analyses and reports. An understanding of securitisation and financial markets and prior exposure to ABS/RMBS or credit analytics would be an advantage. You are a proactive individual who has a willingness to learn attitude and an analytical mind-set as well as good problem solving skills. Advanced skills in using cash flow and credit models will be a distinctive advantage, as will knowledge of an additional European language.

What's in it for you:

Structured finance is an important sector of the capital markets and is a key funding source and growth driver for many areas of the economy. If you are interested in helping to facilitate this growth while challenging yourself in a fast-paced environment, this is the right position for you. It offers the opportunity to work in a collegial and multi-culture environment, with great potential for professional development and career growth.

  • Analysis of ABS/RMBS transactions in line with S&P Global criteria, in particular credit and cash flow, structural, operational, legal and counterparty risk analysis
  • Support and assist senior analysts in updating reports and preparing for meetings and internal credit committees
  • Conduct analyses on complicated Structured Finance transactions - reviewing data, documentation and reviewing and running related credit and cash flow models, with appropriate risk factor identification, measurement, and presentation
  • Undertake research and work closely with senior analysts in support of S&P Global Ratings published research and analysis for the EMEA Structured Finance team
  • Understand and implement S&P's Global Policies and Procedures
  • Be able to adhere and actively promote the company's high quality and compliance standards culture in the context of a regulated environment
  • Take the lead on special projects within the Structured Finance team as appropriate

  • Bachelor degree holder of Business, Finance, Economics, or a related subject
  • Relevant industry experience in ABS/RMBS, credit analysis or related analytical fields
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Experience in managing and interpreting data for analytical purposes
  • Strong team player - the ability to work in a deal-driven, collaborative and multicultural work environment is critical
  • Ability to work under tight deadlines in a fast-changing, global and regulated environment
  • Able to multi-task, problem solve, and meet project's and task's deadline
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong Excel/Word/PowerPoint and database application skills
  • Fluent in English
  • Knowledge of a second European language will be an advantage

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