Director, Ratings Analytical

  • Competitive
  • Hong Kong Hong Kong Hong Kong HK
  • Permanent, Full time
  • S&P Global
  • 14 Aug 18 2018-08-14

Director, Ratings Analytical

JobDescription :
The Role: Director, Ratings Analytical

The Location: Hong Kong

The Team: You will be part of a global and multicultural team, reporting to the Analytical Manager for the Hong Kong/ Greater China Heavy Industries team. The Manufacturing Industries pod includes issuers from Capital Goods, Engineering & Construction, Auto & Auto Parts OEM, as well as Aviation and National Defense industries.

The Impact: You will analyze original, non-routine and complex situations in a timely, orderly and insightful manner. Developing and maintaining a deep understanding of industry trends and issues.

What's in it for you: This position acts as a senior member of rating committees as well as criteria committees.This position could also acts as chairperson of the rating committee in their area of expertise to assure the integrity of the ratings process. At this level, the incumbent will typically initiate, not just implement, identification and development of criteria, policy and analytical deliberations. The role will undertake credit analysis on companies and assume sector responsibility.


  • Take direct responsibility as primary analyst over a small portfolio of sensitive, complex ratings analyzing pertinent information and data necessary for rating determination
  • Analytical oversight (surveillance requirement, analysis accuracy)
  • Criteria and thought leadership development. The director will be assigned to more complex credit ratings or deals and serve as an active member in supporting rating criteria committee and as a chair of the rating committees.
  • The director will assure that the analytical guidelines, procedures and policies established for ratings are adhered to by the analytical staff
  • Support business growth and franchise - as a spokesperson (via media, seminars or our own media platform) for corporate and infrastructure analytics and will need to work with the CBM team in explaining analytics for outreach activities
  • External communication and outreach - the director must develop effective relationships with issuers, intermediaries and investors
  • The director will lead the team producing thought leadership initiatives and commentaries

What we're looking for
  • Graduate degree in business, finance or related field required. MBA of CFA would be an advantage.
  • 10-15 years of significant experience in financial services, credit or a relevant corporate sector experience strongly preferred
  • Knowledge: With strong analytical capability - either strong credit analysis background or equity research background
  • Has good knowledge of the overall global fixed income market and deep understanding of the corporate industry (ideally with a focus on capital goods, automotive, building materials and similar manufacturing industries)
  • Personal skills: Team player, good time management and strong communication skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills in English and Mandarin
  • Support business growth and franchise - as a spokesperson (via media, seminars or our own media platform) for corporate and infrastructure analytics and will need to work with the CBM team in explaining analytics for outreach activities
  • Has ability to coach and mentor others

About S&P Global Ratings
S&P Global Ratings is the world's leading provider of independent credit ratings. Our ratings are essential to driving growth, providing transparency and helping educate market participants so they can make decisions with confidence. We have more than 1 million credit ratings outstanding on government, corporate, financial sector and structured finance entities and securities. We offer an independent view of the market built on a unique combination of broad perspective and local insight. We provide our opinions and research about relative credit risk; market participants gain independent information to help support the growth of transparent, liquid debt markets worldwide.

S&P Global Ratings is a division of S&P Global (NYSE: SPGI), which provides essential intelligence for individuals, companies and governments to make decisions with confidence.For more information, visit

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