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Rating Analyst, Funds Ratings

S&P Global
Chicago, USA
Closing date
Mar 15, 2024

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Job Function
Risk Management
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
About the Role:
Grade Level (for internal use):
We currently have an exciting opportunity for an Rating Analyst to join our Fund Ratings Team within the Financial Services Group. Responsibilities include analyzing fixed income mutual funds, separate accounts, offshore funds and investment pools; conduct research on existing fund ratings criteria and assist in the development of new criteria and publish results. Also assist in the publication of mutual fund industry commentary and maintain supportive client services.

Under direction and guidance of assigned Management, performs some or all of the following:
  • Analyzing the credit quality and management of fixed income portfolios.
  • As part of the fund rating process, individual must identify industry risk factors and manage discussions with fund management
  • Conduct ongoing monitoring of rated funds and provide statistical/research support for special projects that arise during the year.
  • Maintain the integrity of internal systems that support the ratings process, contribute to the development of ratings criteria, initiate outreach activities with investors and intermediaries and provide guidance and support to analysts as directed.
  • Develop industry knowledge, respond to queries from investors, media and investment managers, prepare presentations for Ratings Committees and publish ratings commentaries.
  • Develop research, analytical and reporting skills and familiarity with fund rating methodology and standards essential for active participation in S&P Global Ratings fund rating activities.
  • Informs issuer or representative of Rating Committee's decisions and to the extent possible, commensurate with experience, explains rating rationale.
  • Participates in Rating Committee meetings prior to voting, as assigned.
  • Contacts fund managers, or their representatives, for necessary or additional information.
  • Participate in meetings and on-site visits with fund managers and their representatives, as assigned.
  • In accordance with departmental policies, reviews prior fund ratings at prescribed intervals and recommends appropriate action to Rating Committee.
  • Prepares press releases and contributes to articles for S&P Global Ratings publication.
  • MBA or CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst Certification) advantageous
  • 2+ years' experience in the Financial Services industry, mutual fund/investment management experience is preferred
  • Experience in Fixed-Income Analytics
  • The ability to analyze original, non-routine analytical/business problems in a timely and insightful manner.
  • Strong interpersonal and customer relationship skills
  • Willingness to travel
Grade/Level (relevant for internal applicants only):09

The Location: Chicago, IL

Compensation/Benefits Information (This section is only applicable to US candidates) :
S&P Global states that the anticipated base salary range for this position is $58,300 to $115,850. Final base salary for this role will be based on the individual's geographic location, as well as experience level, skill set, training, licenses and certifications.

In addition to base compensation, this role is eligible for an annual incentive plan.

This role is eligible to receive additional S&P Global benefits. For more information on the benefits we provide to our employees, please click here.

About S&P Global Ratings
At S&P Global Ratings, our analyst-driven credit ratings, research, and sustainable finance opinions provide critical insights that are essential to translating complexity into clarity so market participants can uncover opportunities and make decisions with conviction. By bringing transparency to the market through high-quality independent opinions on creditworthiness, we enable growth across a wide variety of organizations, including businesses, governments, and institutions.
S&P Global Ratings is a division of S&P Global (NYSE: SPGI). S&P Global is the world's foremost provider of credit ratings, benchmarks, analytics and workflow solutions in the global capital, commodity and automotive markets. With every one of our offerings, we help many of the world's leading organizations navigate the economic landscape so they can plan for tomorrow, today.

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What's In It For You?

Our Purpose:
Progress is not a self-starter. It requires a catalyst to be set in motion. Information, imagination, people, technology-the right combination can unlock possibility and change the world.

Our world is in transition and getting more complex by the day. We push past expected observations and seek out new levels of understanding so that we can help companies, governments and individuals make an impact on tomorrow. At S&P Global we transform data into Essential Intelligence®, pinpointing risks and opening possibilities. We Accelerate Progress.

Our People:
We're more than 35,000 strong worldwide-so we're able to understand nuances while having a broad perspective. Our team is driven by curiosity and a shared belief that Essential Intelligence can help build a more prosperous future for us all.

From finding new ways to measure sustainability to analyzing energy transition across the supply chain to building workflow solutions that make it easy to tap into insight and apply it. We are changing the way people see things and empowering them to make an impact on the world we live in. We're committed to a more equitable future and to helping our customers find new, sustainable ways of doing business. We're constantly seeking new solutions that have progress in mind. Join us and help create the critical insights that truly make a difference.

Our Values:

Integrity, Discovery, Partnership

At S&P Global, we focus on Powering Global Markets. Throughout our history, the world's leading organizations have relied on us for the Essential Intelligence they need to make confident decisions about the road ahead. We start with a foundation of integrity in all we do, bring a spirit of discovery to our work, and collaborate in close partnership with each other and our customers to achieve shared goals.

We take care of you, so you can take care of business. We care about our people. That's why we provide everything you-and your career-need to thrive at S&P Global.

Our benefits include:
  • Health & Wellness: Health care coverage designed for the mind and body.
  • Flexible Downtime: Generous time off helps keep you energized for your time on.
  • Continuous Learning: Access a wealth of resources to grow your career and learn valuable new skills.
  • Invest in Your Future: Secure your financial future through competitive pay, retirement planning, a continuing education program with a company-matched student loan contribution, and financial wellness programs.
  • Family Friendly Perks: It's not just about you. S&P Global has perks for your partners and little ones, too, with some best-in class benefits for families.
  • Beyond the Basics: From retail discounts to referral incentive awards-small perks can make a big difference.
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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at S&P Global:
At S&P Global, we believe diversity fuels creative insights, equity unlocks opportunity, and inclusion drives growth and innovation - Powering Global Markets. Our commitment centers on our global workforce, ensuring that our people are empowered to bring their whole selves to work. It doesn't stop there, we strive to better reflect and serve the communities in which we live and work, and advocate for greater opportunity for all.

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.

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


20 - Professional (EEO-2 Job Categories-United States of America), RATNGS202.1 - Middle Professional Tier I (EEO Job Group)

Job ID: 296188
Posted On: 2024-01-12
Location: Chicago, Illinois, United States

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