Associate Director, Structured Finance Ratings, Structured Credit Analytics

  • Competitive
  • New York, NY, USA New York NY US
  • Permanent, Full time
  • S&P Global
  • 21 Jul 18 2018-07-21

Associate Director, Structured Finance Ratings, Structured Credit Analytics

JobDescription :
S&P Global is seeking an experienced analyst to join its Structured Finance Ratings group as an Associate Director in the Structured Credit practice. The practice provides credit ratings of structured products that are backed by pools of assets, mainly focused on Collateralized Loan Obligation (CLO) transactions.
The Associate Director will be an integral part of the analytical team, which is responsible for cash flow modeling and transaction document analysis in support of new issue ratings and surveillance of CLO transactions. The Associate Director will review documents as it pertains to our CLO criteria and conduct cash flow analyses to stress test the structures and enhancement levels under various economic scenarios. The Associate Director will also participate in credit rating committees and interact with bankers, issuers and investors on analytical matters.
The successful candidate will be a well-rounded individual who possesses strong analytical and communications skills, which are essential for engaging with market participants.
The Associate Director's core responsibilities will center on document analysis of CLO transactions as follows:

  • Conduct detailed reviews of legal and operating documents to ensure compliance with criteria and identify issues with the transaction structure. Provide comments to external parties.
  • Actively manage relationships with issuers, intermediaries and investors. Effectively communicate S&P's methodologies and procedures. Participate in client meetings.
  • Demonstrate strong knowledge of ratings criteria and cash flow analysis.
  • Work on special projects as directed by the analytical team manager.
Qualifications:
  • Graduate degree in a relevant discipline and 5+ years of relevant work experience.
  • Strong proficiency with Excel, financial models and financial data.
  • Strong understanding of financial markets and their relationship to S&P Global products.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills are required.
  • Ability to analyze and solve non-routine problems in a timely and insightful manner.
  • Ability to multi-task and manage deadlines under time pressure.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work well in a collaborative team.
  • Diligent and intellectually curious self-starter with a strong work ethic and a drive to succeed.