Assistant Vice President - Middle Markets

Employer
DBRS Inc.
Location
Chicago, USA
Salary
-
Posted
Nov 30, 2021
Closes
Dec 30, 2021
Ref
12847515
Job Function
Credit Analysis
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Education
Bachelors
DBRS Morningstar's Middle-Market team is seeking a highly motivated individual, with four to five years of expertise in corporate credit analysis, preferably with high-yield issuers, and strong analytical and interpersonal skills to join its team of specialists in New York, Chicago or Toronto as an Assistant Vice President. Working closely with the Team Leader and the other members of the Middle-Market team, the successful candidate will be responsible for assessing the creditworthiness of mid-sized companies involved in various corporate sectors, as well as writing research reports and industry commentaries, researching various topics relevant to middle-market credits and interacting with various market participants.

Primary Responsibilities
• Assume coverage of a broad range of mid-sized corporations with weak credit profiles and assist with new rating assignments.
• Produce timely, high-quality and insightful credit research, including rating reports and commentaries.
• Build and maintain relationships with clients, investors and bankers.
• Lead rating committee discussions and help refine processes and research products.
• Represent DBRS Morningstar at conferences, including industry and debt capital market events.
• Build and update related databases as required.

Requirements
• Four to five years of experience in credit analysis or corporate lending.
• Bachelor's degree in business, finance, economics or another relevant discipline. Completion of the CFA program is preferred.
• Excellent knowledge of credit analysis and capital markets, preferably combined to a sound understanding of high-yield/mid-market credits.
• Familiarity with the legal documentation associated with corporate debt issuance.
• Strong research and analytical skills with a thorough knowledge of financial statements.
• Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
• Self-starter and team player with demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
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