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Senior Analyst (previously titled Associate), Structured Credit

S&P Global
London, United Kingdom
Closing date
Mar 28, 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):
The Team:

The practice provides credit ratings of structured products that are backed by pools of assets, mainly focused on Collateralized Loan Obligation (CLO) transactions. You will report to the Analytical Manager, Structured Finance and be working closely with a number of highly experienced industry specialists.

The Impact:

S &P Global is seeking an experienced analyst to join its Structured Finance Ratings group as a Senior Analyst in the Structured Credit practice. The successful candidate will enhance our ability to efficiently and effectively serve our clients by demonstrating outstanding analytical excellence and the capacity to provide relevant, insightful and compelling analysis. You will have responsibility for helping with undertaking analysis for the Structured Credit team. Senior Analysts who excel in this role will have opportunities to work across other asset classes and assume greater accountabilities.

What you stand to Gain:

Structured Finance is an important sector of capital markets and is a key funding source and growth driver for many areas of the economy. You will be exposed to CLO, SME, repack structure. 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. To succeed, you must be comfortable with quantitative analysis and have a knack for problem solving. You will get to work in a dynamic team environment and work with a team of professional specialists. You can deepen and broaden your insight and knowledge in one of the leading credit ratings' companies in the world. This role provides a great opportunity to be exposed to a range of markets and asset types. Furthermore, there is the possibility to participate with the Company Data Science initiatives.

A Senior Analyst is responsible for rating CLOs and managing the end-to-end ratings process from the initial engagement through to the publication of reports. The successful candidate will review documents; consider the legal dimensions of transaction structures; develop an understanding of and apply relevant rating criteria; assess the credit profile of collateral pools and work with financial and cash flow models to stress test the structures and enhancement levels under various economic scenarios. You will also be the primary analytical contact for bankers, issuers and investors and will resolve any analytical inquiries that may arise during the rating process. At the same time, you will also be responsible for a portfolio of CLOs to monitor.

  • Ownership of a portfolio of credits, mainly CLOs.
  • Working closely with analysts to provide research and analysis for the Structured Finance team.
  • Analyze data and review documentation for the analytical team.
  • Conducting analyses on complicated SF transactions with appropriate risk factor identification, measurement, and presentation.
  • Independently preparing and presenting analysis and recommendations to credit committees.
  • Proactive participation in ratings committees.
  • Review and run cash flow models.
  • Undertake research in support of S&P Global Ratings published commentaries.
  • Understand and implement S&P's Policies.
  • Take the lead on special projects within Structured Finance as appropriate.
What we're looking for:
  • Degree in Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, Business, Finance, Economics, Law or a related subject. You could be pursuing postgraduate studies/CFA qualification.
  • Relevant industry experience in CLOs and/or Securitization, credit analysis or related analytical fields.
  • An S&P Global employee at this level would typically have 3-6 years of analytical work experience in the financial services industry.
  • Demonstrable work experience with CLOs (Securitization) documents.
  • Ability to meet deadlines in a fast-changing, global and regulated environment.
  • Proactive team player with a w illingness-to-learn and an analytical mind-set .
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Fluent in English (both written and verbal) with the ability to prepare professional analyses and reports.
  • Another European language would be desirable.
  • Good/advanced knowledge of Python and/or R is desirable.
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."

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Job ID: 297641
Posted On: 2024-03-11
Location: London, United Kingdom

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