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Director, US Leveraged Finance

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Director - US Leveraged Finance

The Team:

The Leveraged Finance team is responsible for research and investor outreach on Leveraged markets including HY Bond Markets, Leveraged Loans and distressed credits. The team also handles all complicated recoveries, credit agreement and impact on recoveries and DIP ratings. Additionally, the team looks at private credit market and their performance.  The team works closely with the CLO team on outreach as well as providing market insights, commentary, and research publications.


  • Analyze key terms and provisions in credit agreements, bond indentures and other forms of legal documentation in leveraged finance.
  • Drill down on provisions in loan documentation that could lend to novel “liability management transactions” such as priming, asset transfer, double dip etc
  • Train members of the S&P GAC team on key issues around loan documentation, covenants and work with them to extract and database critical provisions in loan documentation.
  • Work closely with corporate analysts to analyze special situations.
  • Help corporate analysts better understand and interpret complex legal provisions.
  • Author research reports on covenant trends, special situations and event driven issues.
  • Own database of companies, sponsor and legal entities engaged in “liability management”.


  • JD law degree with a solid academic record
  • 5+ years of experience in a law firm or other firms that specialize in analyzing loan documentation.
  • Experience in drafting and reviewing credit agreements.
  • Self-starter and high on initiative and problem solving.
  • The ability to think independently and critically, and the ability to mentor others.
  • Strong leadership, consultative, and relationship building abilities, coupled with strong influencing, negotiation, and communication skills required.

Ideal candidate will possess a legal background and solid analytical skills. Demonstrated ability to influence and collaborate across ratings and regions. Ability to author research; and outreach skills.


About S&P Global Ratings

S&P Global Ratings, a part of S&P Global Inc. (NYSE: SPGI), is the world's leading provider of credit ratings. We have more than 1 million credit ratings outstanding on government, corporate, financial sector and structured finance entities and securities. With approximately 1,400 credit analysts, a presence in 30 countries and more than 150 years' experience of assessing credit risk, we offer a unique combination of global coverage and local insight. We provide our opinions and research about relative credit risk; market participants gain information to help support the growth of transparent, liquid debt markets worldwide. To learn more, please visit us at S&P Global has a proud 156-year heritage as a trusted source of information to the business community -- bringing transparency and cutting edge research and analytics to markets worldwide. Integrity, excellence, and relevance remain at the center of everything we do. Today, across markets, the need for actionable insights is critical, because every decision is only as good as the intelligence used to make it. That is why our employees are committed to a common purpose: we provide the intelligence that is essential for companies, governments, and individuals to make decisions with conviction

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55 Water Street
New York
New York

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