Fitch Group is a global leader in financial information services with operations in more than 30 countries. Fitch Group is comprised of: Fitch Ratings, a global leader in credit ratings and research; Fitch Solutions, an industry-leading provider of credit risk products and services; and Fitch Learning, a preeminent training and professional development firm. With dual headquarters in London and New York, Fitch Group is owned by Hearst.
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Fitch Ratings is adding a new Credit Analyst – Associate Director to our growing North American Non-Bank Financial Institutions Group. The position involves working with senior members of the Non-Bank Financial Institutions team on all aspects of the rating process, including responsibility for a portfolio of companies.
We are specifically looking for a strong analyst who has had direct analytical experience covering non-bank financial institutions such as finance and leasing companies, investment managers, securities firms, consumer and commercial lenders, business development companies and/or financial market infrastructure companies. The analyst should have industry knowledge of some combination of these sectors as well as a solid understanding of the qualitative metrics and quantitative considerations used to analyze these firms.
Primary duties will include: performing analysis of key quantitative and qualitative factors; presenting companies to Fitch’s internal credit rating committee; conducting onsite meetings with company management; and writing and publishing research reports. The position will also require an active role in assisting in related industry studies.
The qualified candidate should have 3-5 years of direct credit risk experience. MBA and/or CFA, or progress toward these designations, a plus. Must be a self-motivated professional who works well in a team environment, must demonstrate strong written and communication skills, strong command of financial statement analysis, including U.S. GAAP, have experience with spreadsheet creation and analysis, and the ability to handle numerous projects simultaneously.
Fitch is committed to providing global securities markets with objective, timely, independent and forward-looking credit opinions. To protect Fitch’s credibility and reputation, our employees must take every precaution to avoid conflicts of interests or any appearance of a conflict of interest. Should you be successful in the recruitment process at Fitch Ratings you will asked to declare any securities holdings and other potential conflicts for you and your Family Members prior to commencing employment. If you, or your Family Members, have any holdings that may conflict with your work responsibilities, they must be sold before beginning work. In certain roles, employees and their Family Members may be limited to investments in diversified mutual funds only.