Credit Analyst - NBFI. Analyst level

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Fitch Ratings
London, United Kingdom
03 Feb 2021
05 Mar 2021
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
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 have helped fund a century of growth and enable you to make important credit judgments with confidence.

At Fitch, we have an open culture where employees are able to exchange ideas and perspectives, throughout the organization, irrespective of their seniority. Your voice will be heard allowing you to have a real impact. We embrace diversity and appreciate authenticity, employees work in an environment where they can be their true selves. Our inclusive and progressive approach helps us to keep a balanced perspective.

With our expertise, we are not only creating data and information but also producing timely insights from every angle to influence decision making in this ever-changing and highly competitive market. We have a relentless hunger to innovate and unlock the power of human insights and to drive value for our customers. There has never been a better time to make an impact and we invite you to join us on this journey.

Department overview:

The Fitch Ratings Financial Institutions Group has actively built the agency into the global leader in bank credit rating coverage with strong market positions in banks and increasingly non-bank financial institutions (NBFI). Our experienced analysts provide comprehensive, timely and transparent coverage of major institutions around the world, as well as unparalleled coverage of smaller companies. Our analysts offer a diversity of talent and backgrounds, with experience in regulatory oversight, counterparty analysis, auditing, investment banking, buy-side investing and more.

The NBFI team forms part of the Financial Institutions Group and covers a range of NBFI segments, including investment managers, securities firms, finance and leasing companies along with exchanges and clearing houses in the EMEA region. The EMEA NBFI team is based in London and Frankfurt.

Job Description:

We are currently looking for an Analyst to join our NBFI team in Frankfurt or London. The coverage will focus on a broad range of NBFI sectors, both in developed and emerging Europe. The successful candidate will have a strong background in financial institutions and/or corporate credit analysis.

Primary duties will include:
  • Monitoring a portfolio of issuer ratings, including performing analysis of quantitative and qualitative factors and preparation of rating committee documentation.
  • Participation in credit rating committees for NBFI issuers' in the EMEA and other regions.
  • Writing and publishing comprehensive rating reports on individual issuers.
  • Regular interaction with issuers and liaison with issuers' senior management at rating meetings/calls.
  • Publication of sector-specific research and insightful commentary.
  • Responding to external queries from investors, bankers and other market participants.

Qualifications and Experience:

Suitable candidates should have the following qualifications and experience:
  • Analytical experience, ideally in credit- or audit-related fields, gained from working at a commercial/investment bank, accountancy firm, buy-side firm, rating agency, or similar.
  • Background in either financial institutions or corporate credit analysis. Experience in analysing one or several of Fitch's NBFI sectors (finance and leasing companies, investment managers, securities firms, or financial market infrastructure companies) and/or experience in leveraged finance credit analysis is desirable.
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English is essential.
  • Proficiency in other European languages, notably French or Spanish, is desired but not essential.
  • Good educational background to at least a first university degree level, preferably with professional qualifications (such as CFA, ACA, ACCA).
  • Ability to work independently as well as being a good team player.
  • Ability to cope with time pressure and work to deadlines.
  • Strong writing and communication skills as well as strong command of financial statement analysis.
  • Experience with spreadsheet creation and analysis.

Fitch is committed to providing global securities markets with objective, timely, independent and forward-looking credit opinions. To protect Fitch's credibility and reputation, our employees must take every precaution to avoid conflicts of interest or any appearance of a conflict of interest. Should you be successful in the recruitment process at Fitch Ratings you will be asked to declare any securities holdings and other potential conflicts prior to commencing employment. If you, or your immediate family, have any holdings that may conflict with your work responsibilities, you may be asked to divest yourself of them before beginning work.

Fitch is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity or any other characteristic protected by law.


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