Global Infrastructure Group - Latin America Group Senior Analyst Global Infrastructure Group - Latin America Group  …

Fitch Ratings
in Monterey, CA, United States
Permanent, Full time
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Fitch Ratings
in Monterey, CA, United States
Permanent, Full time
Be the first to apply
Global Infrastructure Group - Latin America Group Senior Analyst
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Fitch Ratings is seeking a credit analyst with 2-3 years project finance related experience, ideally in the transportation, energy and public infrastructure sectors. The primary responsibilities of the successful candidate will be to focus on the analysis and rating of infrastructure and project finance transactions, in particular those related to transportation and PPP financings in Mexico, Colombia, Chile and Central America. Yet, this position provides the ability to work on credits across all sectors and countries covered by the Latin American group.

The successful candidate would be based in the Monterrey or Mexico City office. He or she will report to the Head of the Infrastructure and Project Finance Group in Mexico.

Responsibilities will primarily include:

  • Working on ratings analysis and research on new and existing Latin American transactions, with an emphasis on transportation and PPP ratings within Latin American group.
  • Evaluating innovative credit structures and participating in global criteria development.
  • Identifying relevant trends, assessing their credit impact and highlighting these trends in updated industry and market focused reports/presentations.
  • Gathering and analyzing quantitative and qualitative data and legal documents for the purpose of producing ratings, publishing credit reports, and contributing to special research reports.
  • In conjunction with senior members of the team, the candidate will meet with senior management of transportation entities and/or project sponsors, investment bankers and financial advisors, to produce these ratings and reports for general publication.
  • The position has high visibility and solid growth potential. The Latin American group covers more than 70 public and private issuers, including project finance transactions.

  • Proven credit skills gained in a bank credit department, a rating agency, buy side credit department, etc.
  • Strong analytical thinking, superb attention to detail and robust time management skills
  • Solid writing and verbal communication skills in English and Spanish. Portuguese will be a plus.
  • Excellent modelling skills and thorough familiarity with spreadsheet-based financial models.
  • Ability to read and fully comprehend complex structures and to ask probing questions to issuers and their advisers.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and handle multiple tasks in a fast paced environment.
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines and display a strong degree of flexibility to take on additional responsibilities, as required.

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