Senior Structured Finance Analyst (Work From Home)

Employer
Arc Ratings
Location
Lisbon, Portugal
Salary
Negotiable depending on experience
Posted
Nov 04, 2020
Closes
Dec 04, 2020
Ref
8894111
Job Function
Accounting/Audit/Tax
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Education
Bachelors
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

Essential:
  • 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 VĂ­tor Figueiredo at: vitor.figueiredo@arcratings.com. 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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