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Lead Analyst - Senior Structured Finance Analyst

ARC Ratings, S.A.
London, United Kingdom
Closing date
Oct 27, 2023

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Job Function
Credit Analysis
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Job Description
  • Transaction analysis, preparation, and presentation of committee papers on new or existing Structured Finance ratings and communication of the results of such committees to external parties
  • Assume responsibility for rating Structured Finance transactions, this entailing;
    • Managing a portfolio of transactions
    • Take the lead role on analysis of transactions of more familiar asset classes while upskilling other analysts
    • Performing the 1st review of analysis of transactions outside of the candidate's portfolio, specific to assets classes in which the candidate has experience
  • Compile/utilise asset side models and liability side cash flow models related to structured finance transactions
  • Participation in, and ideally initiate, ad-hoc sector commentaries and topical research
  • Ability to provide input to rating methodologies
  • Interaction with structured finance counterparties such as issuers, investors and bankers
  • Compilation and maintenance of a peer comparison database as well as some involvement with analysis of corporate ratings

  • Proven analytical skills evidenced by experience in an analytical or similar role
  • Strong quantitative skills
  • Strong academic record -
    • Bachelor's/Master's degree in finance/business/quantitative discipline (2:1 minimum)
    • CFA/CQF advantageous
  • Previous Structured Finance experience, essential (2-3 years minimum)
  • Strong credit, financial modelling skills -
  • High level of ability with Excel
  • High level of familiarity with legal documentation and structures
  • Strong understanding of accounting issues affecting varying asset classes
  • Solid understanding of industry, regulatory and economic aspects affecting structured finance
  • Ability to deliver clear and concise analysis to both internal and external parties
  • With the ability to deliver clear and concise analysis to both internal and external parties
  • Spoken and written proficiency in Spanish, Italian or French highly advantageous (this at a legal documentation reading level)
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills in English
  • Ability to handle own portfolio of projects, with a lower degree of direct supervision, whilst simultaneously guiding more junior analysts
  • Ability to communicate effectively and build relationships with issuers, investors, bankers, journalists and other market professionals
  • Ability to travel across EMEA/UK on a regular basis as required
  • Ability to work in high pressure environment

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