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Associate or Associate Director, Corporate Ratings - London

S&P Global
London, United Kingdom
Closing date
May 5, 2023

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Job Function
Risk Management
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
S&P Global Ratings

Associate or Associate Director , Corporate Ratings - London

The Team:

We are looking for skilled and motivated individual to join our Corporate Ratings team in London. The team assigns corporate credit ratings to companies allocated across several broad industrial sectors.

The Impact:

You will be given the opportunity to lead analytical coverage of a busy portfolio of companies. Prior expertise in specific industry sectors will be useful but you should also demonstrate ability to quickly assimilate a new sector (or sub sector) as required.

What's in it for you:

This is a visible, client-facing analytical role, bearing full responsibility for gathering information, preparing the analysis and presenting a recommendation to the rating committee. You will demonstrate expert credibility as the primary day-to-day contact point between S&P Global Ratings and (i) the senior management and board directors of rated issuers and (ii) with global investors.

At the Associate Director level, you will supervise junior analysts' work and client interactions. Within the team, you will be a point of reference for more junior analysts. Consequently, you shall be expected to contribute meaningfully to the professional growth and development of colleagues.

We value teamwork and analytical collaboration, as well as an eye for detail in the documentation of analysis and publication of ratings. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a high performing analytical team with good potential for professional development.

  • Responsible for timely analytical surveillance on a portfolio of rated issuers and initiate analysis on new ratings as required.
  • Be a key contact between the rating agency and the issuer as well as explaining the credit rating rationale to the market.
  • Report writing and external presentations, including Sustainability-focused research.
  • Contribute to high level analytical opinions on sector trends.
  • At Associate Director level supervising other credit analysts .
What We're Looking For:
  • Typically at S&P global at Associate level we would look for 3 years' experience and at Associate Director level 5 years ' experience. This will be with a large commercial bank, investment bank, investing institution or an audit company, or other credit institutions, working in the field of corporate credit analysis.
  • Strong analytical skills with a deep understanding of financial statements and accounting concepts.
  • Numerate and accurate with figures and detail orientated with the ability to maintain accuracy whilst complying with deadlines.
  • Proficient at working with financial models. The ability to prepare forecasts based upon reasoned assumptions will be required.
  • A solid track record in handling all aspects of analysis and external communications including emerging credit risks such as sustainability.
  • Ability to manage external communications with borrowers, investors, and the media.
  • Comprehensive understanding of leveraged capital structures, documentation, and jurisdictional differences.
  • Applicants should demonstrate thought leadership and ability to keep track of emerging trends in their chosen industries.
  • Educated to degree level in a relevant business-related field. In addition, a relevant Master's degree, CFA or financial qualification would be desirable.
  • The ability to work both independently and within a team environment.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills in English are essential. Fluency in another European language would be desirable.
  • Strong Excel/Word/PowerPoint and database application skills.
  • The drive for continuous professional development.
  • Be willing to travel, sometimes at short notice.
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, we are encouraging enthusiastic and talented returners to apply, and will actively support your return to the workplace.

Grade Level: 11 or 12(for internal purposes)

Location: London

S&P Global delivers essential intelligence that powers decision making. We provide the world's leading organizations with the right data, connected technologies and expertise they need to move ahead. As part of our team, you'll help solve complex challenges that equip businesses, governments and individuals with the knowledge to adapt to a changing economic landscape.

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.

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.

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."

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Job ID: 282780
Posted On: 2023-02-24
Location: London, United Kingdom

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