Associate - Structured Finance Ratings - ABS

S&P Global
New York, USA
May 05, 2022
May 20, 2022
Job Function
Risk Management
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
The Role: Associate - Structured Finance Ratings - ABS

The Location: New York, NY | Centennial, CO.
(not open for remote work)

The Team: S&P Global Ratings is seeking an experienced analyst to join its Structured Finance Ratings practice which provides credit ratings and opinions for securitizations backed by a wide variety of ABS assets. In this role, the Associate is responsible for credit ratings of structured products that are backed by pools of consumer and commercial assets. Associates play an important analytical and client-facing role.

The Impact: An Associate is responsible for rating a portfolio of credits and managing the end-to-end ratings process from the initial engagement through the publication of reports. The Associate will review documents, consider the legal dimensions of transaction structures, develop an understanding of and apply relevant rating criteria, assess the credit profile of collateral pools, work with financial and cash flow models to stress test the structures and enhancement levels under various economic scenarios. The Associate will also be the primary analytical contact for bankers, issuers and investors and will resolve any analytical inquiries that may arise during the rating process.

What's in it for you: Structured Finance is an important sector of the capital markets and is a key funding source and growth driver for many areas of the economy. 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 career growth. To succeed, you must be comfortable with quantitative analysis and have a knack for problem solving. Associates who excel in this role will have opportunities to work across more complex asset classes, assume greater account and project lead responsibilities, and advance into more senior analytical roles.

• Analyze credit quality of collateral pools. Review performance data, credit models, underwriting criteria, and macroeconomic and sector factors.
• Perform cash flow analysis and synthesize results in a timely manner for rating committees.
• Conduct detailed reviews of legal and operating documents to ensure compliance with criteria and identify issues with the transaction structure. Provide feedback to external parties.
• Prepare written and oral presentations to rating committees. Make recommendations to committees and actively participate in committee deliberations.
• Draft thorough yet concise press releases and presale reports. Collaborate with internal parties (editorial, data, etc.) to manage the publication of ratings and reports to external audiences.
• Actively manage relationships with issuers, intermediaries and investors. Effectively communicate S&P's methodologies and procedures. Participate in client meetings.
• Demonstrate strong knowledge of ratings criteria and cash flow analysis of ABS by helping to resolve clients' analytical needs.
• Work on special projects as directed by the analytical team manager.

What We're Looking For:
Basic Qualifications:
2 or more years of relevant work experience
• Strong proficiency with Excel, financial models, and financial data.
• Strong understanding of financial markets and their relationship to S&P products.
• Excellent verbal and written communications skills are essential.
• Ability to analyze and solve non-routine problems in a timely and insightful manner.
• Ability to multi-task and manage deadlines under time pressure.
• Diligent and intellectually curious self-starter with a strong work ethic and a drive to succeed

Preferred Qualifications:
• MBA or CFA
• Prior credit analysis experience, including banking.

Compensation/Benefits Information (US Applicants Only):
S&P Global states that the anticipated base salary range for this position is $67,600 to $130,100. 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.

Return to Work
Have you taken time out for caring responsibilities and are now looking to return to work? As part of our Return to Work initiative (link to career site page when available), we are encouraging enthusiastic and talented returners to apply, and will actively support your return to the workplace.

About Company Statement:
S&P Global Ratings offers critical insights for credit, risk and sustainable finance solutions that are essential to translating complexity into clarity, so market participants can uncover opportunities


Equal Opportunity Employer
S&P Global is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race/ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, military veteran status, unemployment status, or any other status protected by law. Only electronic job submissions will be considered for employment.

If you need an accommodation during the application process due to a disability, please send an email to: and your request will be forwarded to the appropriate person.

US Candidates Only: The EEO is the Law Poster describes discrimination protections under federal law.


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: 273312
Posted On: 2022-05-03
Location: New York, New York, United States

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