Associate Director

S&P Global
London, United Kingdom
09 Oct 2021
17 Oct 2021
Job Function
Risk Management
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Associate Director
Grade 12 (for internal purposes)
As Associate Director, you will assume primary analytic oversight responsibility for a portfolio of financial institutions in UK. You will have the opportunity to establish yourself as an industry expert by covering a diverse portfolio of complex credits, interacting with banks' top management, and largest global investors. You will also be able to deepen your expertise in ESG and tech disruption topics that have become a key focus for FI credit analysis.

Key Accountabilities/Responsibilities:

• Issuers: You will be the first and most important contact with the issuer handling the day-to-day analytical relationship. You will lead the meetings with banks' top management and will prepare the materials and present to the S&P rating committee that determines the rating outcome.
• Publications: You will publish high quality and forward-looking rating reports. In addition, you are expected to author or co-author high-quality research pieces on the sector.
• Outreach: In coordination with the Sector Lead and Analytical Manager you will communicate our thought leadership and credit stories via appropriate channels (e.g., publications, speeches, conference presentations, media interviews, social media etc).
• Innovation: You are expected to absorb the dynamically changing parameters of bank analysis (ESG, digital disruption, transformation of business models) and include forward-looking views into your research and committee presentations. You identify internal innovation and process improvements to promote an ongoing amelioration of our work environment.
• People: You are a team player promoting a positive team atmosphere as well as analytical and client service excellence.

The Team / The Business:

• As Associate Director you will join a highly experienced, skilled, diverse, innovative, and international team mainly based in Paris, London and Dublin.
• The team is part of the EMEA Sovereign and Financial Services Group, which performs surveillance on all EMEA based Sovereign, International Public Finance, Insurance, and Financial Institutions ratings.


• Demonstrable 5 years or more expertise in financial institutions analysis.
• Degree level in a relevant business-related field, a relevant Master's degree, CFA/FRM or financial qualification would be desirable.
• Strong written and oral communication skills in English are essential. Fluency in other European languages will be an advantage.
• Strong communication and interpersonal skills to represent S&P as primary analyst in meetings and willing to travel, sometimes at short notice
• Numerate and accurate with figures and detail-orientated, with ability to maintain accuracy whilst complying with potentially tight deadlines.
• Strong organizational skills and execution mind-set.
• Computer literate having strong Excel/Word/PowerPoint and database application skills.

S&P Global has a Securities Disclosure and Trading Policy ("the Policy") that seeks to mitigate conflicts of interest by monitoring and placing restrictions on personal securities holding and trading. The Policy is designed to promote compliance with global regulations. In some Divisions, pursuant to the Policy's requirements, candidates at S&P Global may be asked to disclose securities holdings. Some roles may include a trading prohibition and remediation of positions when there is an effective or potential conflict of interest. Employment at S&P Global is contingent upon compliance with the Policy.

202 - Middle Professional (EEO Job Group) (inactive), 20 - Professional (EEO-2 Job Categories-United States of America), RATNGS202.2 - Middle Professional Tier II (EEO Job Group)

Job ID: 266633
Posted On: 2021-10-07
Location: London, United Kingdom

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