Rating Analyst/Research Assistant

S&P Global
London, United Kingdom
Jul 14, 2021
Jul 29, 2021
Job Function
Risk Management
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Research Assistant or Ratings Analyst, Global Fund Ratings
Grade 8 or 9(for internal purposes)

The Location: London, UK
The Team: This Research Assistant position will provide analytical support for the Global Fund Ratings team that assigns and surveils money market fund and bond fund ratings. You will support analysts in monitoring global developments related to our portfolio, updating, and maintaining spreadsheets and databases, extracting portfolio data from fund sponsor submitted materials to determine criteria consistency. You will work as an integral part of the analytical team, providing support for detailed reports required for evaluation by rating committees and by lead analysts required to support commentaries and fund reviews.
The Impact: The successful candidate will own and drive the processes that support the Global Funds team's credit analysis and ratings framework.
What's in it for you: With the guidance of senior analysts, a qualified Research Assistant typically supports the Global Fund Ratings team on its ongoing surveillance of a portfolio of rated funds and performs fundamental credit analysis. The Global Funds Ratings team provides growth opportunities for an intellectually curious, detail-oriented and tech savvy individual to progress and develop their credit skills into a future primary analyst and brand ambassador. A successful candidate will be afforded the opportunity to demonstrate leadership and autonomy in London's analytical practice. Lastly, this is an excellent platform to gain exposure to senior management to learn firsthand of the challenges and opportunities Fund sponsors encounter, work alongside a team of experienced analysts and grow from the opportunity to collaborate on research on an important and visible sector.
  • Support the ongoing surveillance of Global Fund ratings in partnership with senior analysts.
  • Provide research input and statistical support for special projects and external market commentaries
  • Perform basic fundamental credit analysis and industry analysis in conjunction with and at the direction of senior analysts
  • Prepare necessary information for rating committee presentations, management meetings and industry thought leadership.
  • Actively participate in management meetings with issuers or rating committees
For What Are We Looking:
Basic Qualifications:
  • Undergraduate degree, preferable majors in Finance, Economics, Accounting, Statistics, Mathematics, or engineering with an academic foundation in financial math
  • Internships or work experience of 1-2 years in credit research, portfolio management or fund management
  • Highly motivated and quantitative-oriented
  • The ability to organize, meet deadlines and to multitask frequently
  • Strong analytical skills
  • The ability to work well in teams
  • Customer service orientation
  • Good problem solving skills
  • Solid computer skills, including MS Word, advanced Excel, and PowerPoint, other database skills an advantage
  • Good communication skills, verbal and written, as well as the capacity to expand, learn, and contribute
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Familiarity/experience with Bloomberg
  • Advanced Excel Skills (Macros, etc.)
  • Post-graduate or CFA studies
  • Knowledge of fixed income or equity instruments is a plus
  • French-speaking ability a plus
20 - Professional (EEO-2 Job Categories-United States of America), RATNGS202.1 - Middle Professional Tier I (EEO Job Group)

Job ID: 263285
Posted On: 2021-07-19
Location: London, United Kingdom

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