Credit Analyst/Senior Analyst - Utilities and Transport - Analyst - Frankfurt/London (contract)

Employer
Fitch Ratings
Location
London, United Kingdom
Salary
Competitive
Posted
May 12, 2021
Closes
May 25, 2021
Ref
10981267
Job Function
Other
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Education
Bachelors
Company Overview:

Dual-headquartered in New York and London, Fitch Ratings is a leading provider of credit ratings, commentary and research. Dedicated to providing value beyond the rating through independent and prospective credit opinions, Fitch Ratings offers global perspectives shaped by strong local market experience and credit market expertise. The additional context, perspective and insights we provide help investors to make important credit judgments with confidence.

Fitch Ratings and Fitch Solutions, along with Fitch Learning and BMI Research, are part of the Fitch Group, a global leader in financial information services with operations in more than 30 countries. Fitch Group is owned by Hearst .

Department overview:

Fitch Ratings' EMEA Corporate group provides public and private ratings of companies and their debt instruments in Western Europe, CEE, the CIS, Middle East and Africa.

The department employs over 100 credit analysts across Europe. In addition to London, Fitch's largest office, the department has analysts on the ground in Moscow, Paris, Frankfurt, Warsaw, Barcelona, Milan, Stockholm and Dubai.

The department is split into five sector teams: Utilities and Transport, Natural Resources and Commodities, Consumer and Healthcare, Industrials, and Telecoms, Media and Technology. In addition, a specialist Leveraged Finance team focuses on credits with leveraged capital structures. Dedicated research analysts supporting cross-sector publications complement the department.

The EMEA Utilities and Transport team of over 23 analysts covers over 160 public and private credits in utilities, evenly split between integrated utilities and regulated networks (electricity, gas and water, including secured, covenanted transactions). The transport coverage includes around 30 public and private ratings in land transport, airlines and shipping. Half the team is in London, with other members in Warsaw, Moscow, Milan, Frankfurt, Barcelona and Dubai.

Responsibilities:

As a member of the EMEA Utilities and Transport team, you will have analytical responsibility for a varied portfolio of issuers in utilities and transport sectors. You will monitor news and results flow to identify events or trends which may lead to rating changes. You will conduct meetings with and analyse the creditworthiness of issuers in the sector.

You will also present to and discuss recommendations for new ratings or rating changes with a rating committee and communicate Fitch's credit opinions externally. Participation in, and ideally initiate, ad-hoc sector commentaries and topical research. The role will also involve some analytical support to business development activities, interaction with issuers, investors and bankers. It will entail some travel.

The current portfolio envisaged comprises 10-15 entities across EMEA with focus on utilities in the EU.

Qualifications and experience:

The role would suit an individual with analytical experience looking to develop further in an intellectually challenging, analytically rigorous yet supportive environment.

Essential

  • Strong academic background in a finance-related field.
  • Strong analytical skills evidenced by experience in credit analysis role including cash-flow modelling.
  • Good written and verbal communications skills in English and preferably another European language.
  • A strong team spirit, enabling him/her to work seamlessly with other members of the team.


Desirable

  • An understanding of utilities & transport sectors in Europe.
  • Professional qualifications (e.g. ACA, CFA).


Application:

To apply please submit a cover letter and most recent CV including remuneration details, via the corporate careers site.

Fitch complies with all laws governing employment in each jurisdiction in which it operates, and provides equal opportunity to all applicants and employees. All applications will be considered without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, and other status protected by applicable laws.

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