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Research Assistant

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):
08 The Role: Research Assistant, Global Fund Ratings
The Location: Englewood, CO or Chicago, IL

The Team: This Research Assistant position will provide analytical support for the Global Fund Ratings team that assigns and surveils money market fund and bond fund ratings. You will support analysts in monitoring global developments related to our portfolio, updating and maintaining spreadsheets and databases, extracting portfolio data from fund sponsor submitted materials in order to determine criteria consistency. You will work as an integral part of the analytical team, providing support for detailed reports required for evaluation by rating committees and by lead analysts required to support commentaries and fund reviews.

The Impact: The successful candidate will own and drive the processes that support the Global Funds team's credit analysis and ratings framework.

What's in it for you: With the guidance of senior analysts, a qualified Research Assistant typically supports the Global Fund Ratings team on its ongoing surveillance of a portfolio of rated funds and performs basic fundamental credit analysis. The Global Funds Ratings team provides growth opportunities for an intellectually curious, detail-oriented and tech savvy individual to progress and develop their credit skills into a future primary analyst and brand ambassador. A successful candidate will be afforded the opportunity to demonstrate leadership and autonomy in Englewood's rapidly growing analytical practice. Lastly, this is an excellent platform to gain exposure to senior management to learn firsthand of the challenges and opportunities our Fund sponsor encounter, work alongside a team of experienced analysts and grow from the opportunity to collaborate on research on an important and visible sector.

  • Support the ongoing surveillance of Global Fund ratings in partnership with senior analysts.
  • Provide research input and statistical support for special projects and external market commentaries
  • Perform basic fundamental credit analysis and industry analysis in conjunction with and at the direction of senior analysts
  • Prepare necessary information for rating committee presentations, management meetings and industry thought leadership.
  • Actively participate in management meetings with issuers or rating committee
For What Are We Looking:

Compensation/Benefits Information:
S&P Global states that the anticipated base salary range for this position is $48,200 to $95,800. Base salary ranges may vary by geographic location.
This role is eligible to receive S&P Global benefits. For more information on the benefits we provide to our employees, visit .

This role is limited to persons with indefinite right to work in the United States.

Basic Qualifications:
  • Undergraduate degree, preferable majors in Finance, Economics, Accounting, Statistics, Mathematics or engineering with an academic foundation in financial math
  • Highly motivated and quantitative-oriented
  • The ability to organize, meet deadlines and to multitask frequently
  • Strong analytical skills
  • The ability to work well in teams
  • Customer service orientation
  • Good problem solving skills
  • Solid computer skills, including MS Word, advanced Excel, and PowerPoint, other database skills an advantage
  • Good communication skills, verbal and written, as well as the capacity to expand, learn, and make a contribution
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Familiarity/experience with Bloomberg
  • Advanced Excel Skills (Macros, etc.)
  • Passing one or more CFA exams a plus
  • Knowledge of fixed income or equity instruments is a plus
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.

For more information, visit

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.
For more information on benefits by country visit:

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.


203 - Entry Professional (EEO Job Group) (inactive), 20 - Professional (EEO-2 Job Categories-United States of America), RATNGS203 - Entry Professional (EEO Job Group)

Job ID: 296665
Posted On: 2024-02-12
Location: Chicago, Illinois, United States

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