Associate Director/Director, Debt Investor Relations and Rating

  • Negotiable
  • Singapore Singapore Singapore SG
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Standard Chartered Bank Singapore
  • 19 Jul 18 2018-07-19

The debt investor relations and ratings team sits within the Treasury Capital team and is responsible for the delivery of the global rating agency engagement programme and managing ratings outcome for the Group. The successful candidate will be responsible for ensuring that the impact of any actions, internal or external, on the Group's ratings is well understood and relevant stakeholders are engaged. In due course, the candidate is also expected to act as an internal ratings advisor for countries and projects. The candidate will be expected to act as a secondary point of contact to the rating agencies.

Key Roles & Responsibilities

  • Develop and maintain the Group's rating agency modelling capabilities to analyse the impact of the Group's strategy and any other internal or external events on ratings
  • Embed ratings into the Group's planning processes to ensure that the potential impact of Group plans on credit ratings is well understood
  • Along with the rest of the team, manage the overall relationships with the 3 main rating agencies and act as the contact point for the rating agencies on all matters
  • Support the planning and execution of the global rating agency engagement programme, including the rating defence strategy
  • Coordinate rating related queries across the bank and work with stakeholders as needed to ensure all concerns raised by rating agencies are addressed, through ad-hoc meetings, annual review meetings, memos or any other means
  • Determine the stakeholders that need to be involved in the annual review or other ad-hoc meetings; coordinate the meetings with all stakeholders including the CFO and CEO where required
  • Communicate the outcome of rating actions on the Group to all internal stakeholders, including the preparation of communication documents by working with both the rating agencies and internal stakeholders

Qualifications & Skills

  • 5 years+ experience in the financial services industry, rating agency or finance-related consulting roles
  • Experience in credit analysis of Financial Institutions will be a distinct advantage
  • Proven ability to build and maintain complex models
  • Proven ability to coordinate and work with diverse teams and senior leaders from front to back office in a large global organisation
  • Good communication skills
  • Relevant degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics or Risk Management; postgraduate qualification or Masters Degree would be advantageous