Structured Finance Analyst

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ARC Ratings, S.A.
London, United Kingdom
17 Sep 2021
17 Oct 2021
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Job Description
  • As a lead analyst, analyse and review all quantitative, structural, legal, and credit aspects of securitisation transactions both in a primary and surveillance capacity
  • Analyse asset pools, assess transaction structures and quantitatively model cash flows using ARC's methodologies and models/tools to formulate independent credit opinions and make recommendations to a rating committee. The analysis will also include reviewing legal documents and third party reports
  • Independently present at rating committees and other internal credit discussions and demonstrate sound credit judgment and strong knowledge of ARC's methodologies
  • Preparation of committee papers on new or existing Structured Finance ratings
  • Communication of the results of such committees to external parties
  • Assume responsibility for rating Structured Finance transactions, this entailing;
  • Managing a portfolio of transactions
  • Take the lead role on analysis of transactions of more familiar asset classes while upskilling other analysts
  • Performing the 1st review of analysis of transactions outside of the candidate's portfolio, specific to assets classes in which the candidate has experience
  • Compile/utilise loss models and cash flow models related to structured finance transactions
  • Participation in, and ideally initiate, ad-hoc high quality sector commentaries and topical research, transactions and performance trends
  • Ability to provide input to rating methodologies
  • Interaction with structured finance counterparties such as issuers, investors and bankers
  • Compilation and maintenance of a peer comparison database as well as some involvement with analysis of corporate ratings
  • Interact and build relationships with issuers, arrangers, servicers and trustees
  • Conduct originator and servicer reviews as well as investor outreach meetings
  • Contribute to maintenance and improvement of ARC's rating methodologies and processes

  • Strong academic record
  • Academic degree (BSc or equivalent) in finance, law, real estate, economics, statistics or related quantitative field
  • CFA/CQF advantageous
  • Strong quantitative aptitude, proven analytical skills and logical analytical thought process; strong attention to detail

  • Significant and demonstrable experience in handling customer relationships under stress. Able to own and execute the rating process with minimal supervision only
  • Good understanding of investment, financial and fixed income markets
  • Proven analytical skills evidenced by experience in an analytical or similar role
  • Strong quantitative skills
  • Previous Structured Finance experience, essential (3-5 years minimum)
  • Extensive analytical expertise in structured finance in varying asset classes namely ABS, CLOs, Trade Finance etc and cash flow modelling; sound understanding of rating agency methodologies and processes would be desirable
  • Strong credit, financial modelling skills -
  • High level of ability with Excel
  • High level of familiarity with legal documentation and structures
  • Strong understanding of accounting issues affecting varying asset classes
  • Solid understanding of industry, regulatory and economic aspects affecting structured finance
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills in English
  • With the ability to deliver clear and concise analysis to both internal and external parties
  • Spoken and written proficiency in Spanish/Italian or French highly advantageous (this at a legal documentation reading level)
  • Ability to handle own portfolio of projects, with a lower degree of direct supervision, whilst simultaneously guiding more junior analysts
  • Ability to communicate effectively and build relationships with issuers, investors, bankers, journalists and other market professionals
  • Ability to travel across EMEA/UK on a regular basis as required
  • Sound judgment and highest ethical standards; capable of developing independent opinions and defending own views
  • Proactive, flexible, diligent and dependable
  • Demonstrated ability to work efficiently and independently
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize and meet tight deadlines.

Application Details

We are open to all applications within the UK and EU 27. This position has the possibility to work from home.

Please send C.V.s and cover email to .

Closing Date: 13th October 2021.

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