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Infrastructure Sector Lead - South & South East Asia

S&P Global
Singapore, Singapore
Closing date
Aug 9, 2023

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

The Role:
S&P Global Ratings is seeking a senior analytical leader and an exceptional professional with strong analytical and communication skills to join the Singapore Infrastructure Team. As a sector lead based in Singapore, you will act in an analytical role as the S&P Global Ratings representative in South and Southeast Asia (SSEA) markets, primarily the Indian subcontinent and ASEAN. In addition, you will play a prominent part in global infrastructure research projects and publications.

The Impact:
  • This position will give the successful candidate the opportunity to be involved and drive the SSEA Infrastructure team's communication strategy, including market outreach activities, with a focus on companies in all the major infrastructure sectors including airports, toll roads, ports, railways, renewables, power utilities, project finance, and emerging infrastructure asset classes.
  • The job includes high profile client interactions, being a representative for S&P Global Ratings at flagship market events and being the key contributor to our Global Infrastructure and Utilities research and thought leadership activities.
  • The position is an outstanding research platform that will have major impact in identifying risks for existing and emerging infrastructure asset classes.
  • The Sector Lead will also have significant internal impact as an analytical mentor and developer of ground-breaking analytical thinking process and talent. The candidate is expected to work together with the Head of Infrastructure, SSEA and Pacific in developing a best-in-class analytical team.
  • At S&P Global Ratings, your analytical opinion truly matters, and each person has an essential role in our reputation of integrity, transparency, and analytical excellence. S&P Global Ratings plays a vital role in bringing transparency and comparability to the financial markets and helps investors and others measure and manage credit risk.
  • By supporting the capital markets, S&P Global Ratings helps people to start and grow businesses, cities and states to build highways and hospitals, and manufacturers to build factories and create jobs.
  • With offices in 26 countries, rating $47.5 trillion in debt, and with nearly 1,400 credit analysts, S&P Global Ratings is an important part of the world's financial infrastructure and has played a leading role for more than 150 years in providing investors and financers the information they need to more easily, quickly and efficiently provide capital to businesses and governments.
The Career Opportunity:
Infrastructure finance is one of the fastest growing sectors 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.
You will work in a dynamic team environment together with a team of professional specialists. As one of S&P Global Ratings most senior representatives in the Asia Pacific (APAC) market, you will also work closely with sector leads from other analytical practices in the region including Corporate, Financial Institutions and Sovereign Ratings and will have a great opportunity to be exposed to a range of markets and asset types. This will deepen and broaden your insight and knowledge into S&P Global Ratings, the leading credit rating agency in the world. To succeed, you must be comfortable with quantitative analysis and have a knack for problem solving. A proactive can-do attitude coupled with strategic thinking will serve a good starting point. Your communication skills need to be superb and a very sound analytical mindset is essential. Attention to detail and subsectors is important but the ability to see and communicate the big picture is what differentiates the Sector Lead from other leadership positions within the global Infrastructure Practice.

The Team / The Business:
You will report to the Head of Infrastructure, SSEA and Pacific and will be working closely with a highly experienced industry specialists, not only in the region but globally. We also work on transactions in partnership with other practices on a regular basis. Effective teamwork and a thoughtful approach to problem solving are highly valued
The Global Infrastructure Practice was established by S&P Global Ratings to expand our ratings franchise in an area of strong growth and to leverage our significant global infrastructure expertise across the full range of infrastructure and energy asset classes. Analytical team members reside in 16 locations globally and work on a diverse range of transactions applying different ratings criteria.
As important as the pure professional background is the personal and cultural fit. S&P Global's culture can be described as highly integrated & collegiate. As a firm, we work supporting each other to deliver the best solutions to clients.

  • Develop and coordinate a communication strategy for the SSEA Infrastructure team
  • Represent S&P Global Ratings in high profile events and as a spokesperson on APAC Infrastructure space
  • Establish on-going dialogue with key market participants in APAC, to build on our existing relationships and develop new relationships
  • Coordinate with the Head of SSEA and Pacific infrastructure and the Global infrastructure leadership team, sector leads across APAC and other regions, as well as the Market Outreach team in relation to our client facing activities
  • Undertake research and analytical thought leadership pieces, working closely with other analysts to develop and lead activities in support of S&P Global Ratings published research and analysis for the APAC Infrastructure team
  • Participate in management meetings and credit committees for high profile or sensitive issuers, and support and assist senior analysts in preparing for management meetings and internal credit committees
  • Participate in analytical educational meetings to provide insight on our analytical approach
  • Provide knowledge and insights to analytical teams and identify key local credit and market trends and escalate to the APAC analytical leadership team
  • Play a leadership role in the APAC Infrastructure team, act as a role model, coach and train analysts in the APAC infrastructure team and act as a point of coordination for senior management in the implementation of our market outreach plan for APAC
  • Take the lead on special projects within the Global Infrastructure team as appropriate
  • Bachelor degree holder of Business, Economics, Finance, Engineering, Mathematics, or a related subject and possibly MBA, CFA or advanced degree.
  • Relevant industry experience, a deep understating of the APAC Infrastructure sector and a very good knowledge of S&P ratings analytical methodologies
  • 15+ years working in the APAC financial sector, with at least 10 years focusing on credit risk within a large commercial bank, investment bank, investing institution/asset manager, rating agency, or an audit company.
  • Have demonstrated strong communication skills that will be necessary to expand and manage relationships with key global and regional clients and influencers, and develop new relationships as part of APAC Infrastructure market outreach activities, television and print interview experience a plus
  • Have the capacity to write good and timely commentaries
  • Passion for quality and accuracy while timely delivering the message to the market
  • Diligent and intellectually curious, self-starter with a strong work ethic and a drive to succeed
  • Role model our values of excellence, relevance and integrity
  • Excellent time management skills and the ability to stay organized, meet deadlines under pressure, and multitask
  • Strong team player - the ability to think regionally and work globally in a collaborative and multicultural work environment is critical
  • Must have ability to think independently and critically, and have an eye for innovation opportunities
  • Adaptability and ability to accept and learn from criticism
  • Fluent in English
About S&P Global

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 is an equal opportunity employer committed to making all employment decisions without regard to race/ethnicity, gender, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, color, creed, religion, national origin, age, disability, marital status (including domestic partnerships and civil unions), sexual orientation, military veteran status, unemployment status, or other legally protected categories, subject to applicable law.



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.

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20 - Professional (EEO-2 Job Categories-United States of America), RATNGS201 - Senior Professional (EEO Job Group), SWP Priority - Ratings - (Strategic Workforce Planning)

Job ID: 285723
Posted On: 2023-05-23
Location: Singapore, Singapore

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