Senior Structured Finance Analyst (Work From Home)

Arc Ratings
Lisbon, Portugal
Negotiable depending on experience
Nov 04, 2020
Dec 04, 2020
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Job Description:
  • Present to and discuss recommendations for new ratings or rating changes with a rating committee and communicate ARC's credit opinions externally for new Structured Finance ratings as well as review and surveillance of existing ratings
  • Assume responsibility for rating Structured Finance transactions, this entailing;
    • Managing a portfolio of transactions
    • Take the lead role on analysis of transactions of more familiar asset classes while upskilling other analysts
    • Performing the 1st review of analysis of transactions outside of the candidate's portfolio, specific to assets classes in which the candidate has experience
  • Compile/utilise loss models and cash flow models related to structured finance transactions
  • Participation in, and ideally initiate, ad-hoc sector commentaries and topical research
  • Ability to provide input to rating methodologies
  • Interaction with structured finance counterparties such as issuers, investors and bankers
  • Compilation and maintenance of a peer comparison database as well as some involvement with analysis of corporate ratings

  • Proven analytical skills evidenced by experience in an analytical or similar role
  • Strong quantitative skills
  • Strong academic record -
    • Master's degree in finance/business/quantitative discipline (2:1 minimum)
    • CFA/CQF advantageous
  • Previous Structured Finance experience, essential (2-3 years minimum)
  • Strong credit, financial modelling skills -
    • High level of ability with Excel
    • Python; or other programming language advantageous
  • High level of familiarity with legal documentation and structures
  • Strong understanding of accounting issues affecting varying asset classes
  • Solid understanding of industry, regulatory and economic aspects affecting structured finance
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills in English
    • With the ability to deliver clear and concise analysis to both internal and external parties
    • Spoken and written proficiency in Spanish/Italian or French highly advantageous (this at a legal documentation reading level)
  • Ability to handle own portfolio of projects, with a lower degree of direct supervision, whilst simultaneously guiding more junior analysts
  • Ability to communicate effectively and build relationships with issuers, investors, bankers, journalists and other market professionals
  • Ability to travel across EMEA/UK on a regular basis as required

Please send C.V.s and cover email to Vítor Figueiredo at: Please note we are accepting applications from all professionals within the EU27, as this is a work from home position.

Closing Date: 4th December 2020.

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