Associate Director

S&P Global
New York, USA
Oct 11, 2021
Nov 07, 2021
Job Function
Risk Management
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Associate Director - North America Nonbank Financial Institutions

The Role:
We are currently looking for an experienced and highly skilled individual to join the North America Nonbank Financial Institutions team at the Associate Director level based in our New York, Centennial or Toronto office. The successful candidate will possess the ability to undertake rigorous analytical work and will be skilled at performing nonbank (predominantly asset managers and specialty finance companies) credit analysis, doing research and writing analytical reports based on fundamental analysis.
Prior experience with non-bank credit analysis is strongly preferred, either from an equity or fixed-come perspective, but background as a credit analyst in other sectors within insurance or financial institutions would be considered. An ability to quickly absorb, analyze and act upon new information is essential.
The successful candidate will be adept at navigating in an environment which stimulates continuous improvement and innovation, and the highest customer service standards while adhering to established ratings criteria, methodology, policies and procedures. The individual will be able to demonstrate analytical excellence, and superior presentation skills in front of senior external and internal audiences, and rigorously maintain and enhance the quality and timeliness of our analysis.

Summary of Responsibilities:
The candidate will be responsible for monitoring the ratings on a portfolio of non-banks in North America, as part of a team led by an analytical manager, and other experienced team members, with a focus primarily on asset managers and finance companies.

The candidate will be required to prepare extensively and lead meetings with senior management teams to extract and assess information relating to a nonbank's credit quality, and to explain our credit rating opinions verbally and in writing. Strong presentation and organizational skills are also required to present clear, detailed information and reasoned opinions to our credit rating committees.

  • At least 5 years of experience within a financial services firm, including a commercial/investment bank, equity research or an asset management company working in the field of credit or financial analysis of U.S. and/or Canadian companies
  • M.A. or MBA within Finance, Accounting, Economics, Engineering, or Mathematics.
  • Have strong analytical skills with a deep understanding of financial statements, accounting concepts, and understanding of the details of nonbank financial institutions
  • An independent ability and desire to learn and drive his/her own analysis and research
  • Able to work in a collaborative work environment
  • Be willing to travel, sometimes with short notice
  • Be computer literate having strong Excel/Word/PowerPoint and database application skills.
  • Ability to prepare forecasts based upon reasoned assumptions will be required.
  • Possess excellent communication skills, verbal and written, as well as the capacity to expand learn and to make a contribution
  • Successful candidates must have permanent authorization to work in the U.S or Canada.
CFA accreditation a plus.

Compensation/Benefits Information (US Applicants Only):

S&P Global states that the anticipated base salary range for this position is $82,600 to $230,200. Base salary ranges may vary by geographic location.

In addition to base compensation, this role is eligible for an annual incentive plan. This role is not eligible for additional compensation such as an annual incentive bonus or sales commission plan.

This role is eligible to receive additional S&P Global benefits. For more information on the benefits we provide to our employees, visit .

This role is limited to persons with indefinite right to work in the United States.
About Company Statement:
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

S&P Global has a Securities Disclosure and Trading Policy ("the Policy") that seeks to mitigate conflicts of interest by monitoring and placing restrictions on personal securities holding and trading. The Policy is designed to promote compliance with global regulations. In some Divisions, pursuant to the Policy's requirements, candidates at S&P Global may be asked to disclose securities holdings. Some roles may include a trading prohibition and remediation of positions when there is an effective or potential conflict of interest. Employment at S&P Global is contingent upon compliance with the Policy.

202 - Middle Professional (EEO Job Group) (inactive), 20 - Professional (EEO-2 Job Categories-United States of America), RATNGS202.2 - Middle Professional Tier II (EEO Job Group)

Job ID: 266804
Posted On: 2021-10-08
Location: New York, New York, United States

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