Senior Director, Infrastructure Ratings

S&P Global
Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Apr 28, 2021
May 28, 2021
Job Function
Risk Management
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Sector Lead, Greater China, APAC Infrastructure and Utilities Ratings, S&P Global Ratings - Hong Kong

The Role:
S&P Global Ratings is seeking a senior analytical leader and an exceptional professional with strong analytical and communication skills to join the APAC Infrastructure and Utilities Team. As a sector lead based in Hong Kong, you will act in an analytical role as the S&P Global Ratings representative in the Greater China market and also be involved in global infrastructure research projects and publications.

The Impact:
  • This position will give the successful candidate the opportunity to be involved and drive the market outreach activities for the APAC Infrastructure and Utilities team, with a focus on companies in China and Hong Kong active in all the major infrastructure sectors including electric and gas utilities, power generators, airports, toll roads, ports, railways and LGFVs, through high profile client interactions, being a representative for S&P Global Ratings at flagship market events and being the key contributor to our Global Infrastructure and Utilities research and thought leadership activities.
  • At S&P Global Ratings, your analytical opinion truly matters, and each person has an essential role in our reputation of integrity, transparency, and analytical 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 the 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.
  • 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.
The Career Opportunity:
You will work in a dynamic team environment together with a team of professional specialists. As one of S&P Global Ratings most senior representatives in the China market, you will also work closely with sector leads from other analytical practices in Hong Kong and China including Corporate, Financial Institutions and Sovereign Ratings and will have a great opportunity to be exposed to a range of markets and asset types. In addition, as the China market represents one of S&P Global Ratings key strategic initiatives, you will interact with company leaders at the highest levels. This will deepen and broaden your insight and knowledge into S&P Global Ratings, the leading credit rating agency in the world.

The Team / The 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 and energy asset classes. Analytical team members reside in 16 locations globally and work on a diverse range of transactions applying different ratings criteria. 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.

Your Skills:
Bachelor's degree is required, postgraduate qualifications would be an advantage as well as specialist certifications such as CFA are a significant plus. You will have a deep understanding of the China Infrastructure sector and a very good knowledge of S&P ratings analytical methodologies. You will have demonstrated a history of very strong communication skills, which will be necessary to manage and enhance relationships with key clients and market influencers, and develop new relationships as part of Greater China Infrastructure and Utilities market outreach activities. As a strong team player you will have the ability to think locally and work globally in a collaborative and multicultural work environment.

What's in it for you:
Infrastructure is a fundamental sector and plays an important role in supporting economic growth. 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 culture with great potential for professional development and high-level market profile.

  • Represent S&P Global Ratings in high profile events and as a spokesperson on Greater China Infrastructure and Utilities sectors
  • Establish on-going dialogue with key market participants in the Greater China market, to build on our existing relationships and develop new relationships
  • Coordinate with the head of APAC infrastructure and Utilities and the Global infrastructure leadership team, sector leads across APAC and other regions, as well as the Market Outreach team in relation to our client facing activities
  • Undertake research and analytical thought leadership pieces, working closely with other analysts to develop and lead activities in support of S&P Global Ratings published research and analysis for the APAC Infrastructure and Utilities team
  • Participate in management meetings and credit committees for high profile or sensitive issuers, and support and assist senior analysts in preparing for management meetings and internal credit committees
  • Participate in analytical educational meetings to provide insight on our analytical approach
  • Provide knowledge and insights to analytical teams and identify key local credit and market feedback trends and escalate to the APAC analytical leadership team
  • Play a leadership role in the APAC Infrastructure and Utilities team, act as a role model, coach and train junior analysts in the APAC infrastructure and Utilities team and act as a point of coordination for senior management in the implementation of our market outreach plan for Greater China
  • Take the lead on special projects within the Global Infrastructure team as appropriate
  • Bachelor degree holder in Business, Finance, Economics, or a related subject required, advanced degree or postgraduate qualification would be an advantage
  • Relevant industry experience and a deep understating of the Chinese Infrastructure and Utilities sector and a very good knowledge of S&P ratings analytical methodologies
  • 10+ years working in China or in relationship to the Chinese markets, with a strong understanding of Chinese government structure and influences on the development of the infrastructure sector
  • Have demonstrated strong communication skills that will be necessary to expand and manage relationships with key local clients and influencers, and develop new relationships as part of APAC Infrastructure market outreach activities, television and print interview experience a plus
  • Excellent time management skills and the ability to stay organized, meet deadlines, and multitask
  • Strong team player - the ability to think locally and work globally in a collaborative and multicultural work environment is critical
  • Must have ability to think independently and critically, and have an eye for innovation opportunities
  • Fluent in English and Mandarin a requirement.
S&P Global Ratings
S&P Global Ratings is the world's leading provider of independent credit ratings. Our
ratings are essential to driving growth, providing transparency and helping educate
market participants so they can make decisions with confidence. We have more than 1
million credit ratings outstanding on government, corporate, financial sector and
structured finance entities and securities. We offer an independent view of the market
built on a unique combination of broad perspective and local insight. We provide our
opinions and research about relative credit risk; market participants gain independent
information to help support the growth of transparent, liquid debt markets worldwide.
S&P Global Ratings is a division of S&P Global (NYSE: SPGI), which provides essential
intelligence for individuals, companies and governments to make decisions with
confidence. For more information, visit

20 - Professional (EEO-2 Job Categories-United States of America), RATNGS201 - Senior Professional (EEO Job Group), SWP Priority - Ratings - (Strategic Workforce Planning)

Job ID: 261133
Posted On: 2021-05-03
Location: Hong Kong, Hong Kong

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