Senior Analyst, Research and Criteria, Structured Finance, Sydney (19062)

  • Competitive
  • Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Sydney New South Wales AU
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Fitch Ratings
  • 19 Sep 18 2018-09-19

Senior Analyst, Research and Criteria, Structured Finance, Sydney (19062)

Company Overview:

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, a leading provider of credit market data, analytical tools and risk 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.

Fitch Ratings is a leading provider of credit ratings, commentary and research. Dedicated to providing value beyond the rating through independent and prospective credit opinions, Fitch Ratings offers global perspectives shaped by strong local market experience and credit market expertise. The additional context, perspective and insights we provide has helped investors fund a century of growth and make important credit judgments with confidence.

Fitch complies with all laws governing employment in each jurisdiction in which it operates, and provides equal opportunity to all applicants and employees. All applications will be considered without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, and other status protected by applicable laws.

Department overview:

Fitch's Structured Finance team maintains existing ratings and assigns new ratings to new structured finance transactions. The Australian and New Zealand Structured Finance team currently rate transactions across three main asset classes: Asset Backed Securities, Residential Mortgage Backed Securities and Commercial Mortgage Backed Securities.

Responsibilities:

  • Keeping abreast of macro-economic news or submarket news that is relevant for SF (e.g. property or mortgage markets)
  • Keeping abreast of ABS and RMBS securitisation market news flow
  • Author and publish one-off reports or short commentaries with a credit focus on topics relevant for ABS, RMBS
  • Author and publish quarterly ABS and RMBS performance reports
  • Execute the required review of criteria which will involve
    • Back testing criteria against observed historical performance
    • Determining recommendations for criteria development
    • Authoring committee proposal documentation, report and presenting to working groups and criteria committee

Qualifications and experience:

  • At least 5+ years' experience in the securitisation industry or research with economics background
  • Strong analytical and financial modelling skills required
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • CFA/CA qualification not essential but viewed as favourably
  • Self-starter and highly independent but being able to work as part of a team
  • Critical thinker and high attention to detail
  • Strong time management skills and the ability to work towards project deadlines