Consumer Industry Analyst

Recruiter
Fitch Ratings
Location
London, United Kingdom
Salary
Competitive
Posted
13 Nov 2021
Closes
03 Dec 2021
Ref
12682718
Job Function
Other
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Education
Bachelors
Fitch Solutions provides data, research and analytics that help clients excel at managing their credit risk, offer deep insight into the debt investment market, and provide comprehensive intelligence about the macroeconomic environment. All available on our platform, Fitch Connect, designed and built using our credit, macro and industry expertise to help you make more informed decisions.

Department Overview:

Fitch Solutions, a leading emerging markets analysis firm, is recruiting a high-calibre graduate to join its Research team in London, as a Consumer Analyst. The Consumer Analysis focuses on consumer-facing sectors, including retail and food and drink. You will be contributing to our market intelligence service, providing analytical research for senior decision makers in multinational corporations, banks, consultancies, investment funds and government agencies.

Responsibilities:
  • Contributing analytical research on a daily basis
  • Managing a portfolio of countries, producing analysis and reports that assess market risks and opportunities, and creating 5-year forecast scenarios
  • You will manage a group of databases
  • Overseeing key sector developments and identifying actionable investment themes
  • Collaborating with country risk and other industry analysts across global offices to ensure holistic, cutting-edge analysis
  • Working alongside our Sales team and directly with our clients to communicate key views and promote our business development


You will receive extensive training in all areas of Consumer analysis and forecasting with the help of our University training material and regular training seminars hosted by senior members of the Research team, in combination with rigorous hands-on guidance from your line manager and team members. Fitch Solutions also encourages external training by subsidising external courses, such as the CFA and relevant language classes.

Areas of focus include:

  • Data analysis and forecasting
  • Analysis surrounding the consumer facing sectors, retail and food and drink segments
  • Industry trend analysis
  • Opportunity and risk assessment
  • Assessing the impact of macro, political and other sector developments on the industry
  • Government regulation
  • Company Analysis


Qualifications & Skills:

We are looking for candidates with a strong academic background and a passion for the subject matter, with prior understanding of basic macroeconomic principles and a familiarity with world affairs. A trainee analyst will need to demonstrate ambition and a desire to learn and continue to develop as an analyst from day one.

Basic Requirements:

  • Minimum 2:1 UK or equivalent degree, from a top-tier university.
  • Fluent English writing style
  • Strong communication skills to liaise with a global team
  • Genuine interest in consumer analysis, retail, food and beverage sectors and world affairs.


Ideal Skills/Qualifications:

  • Previous experience (academic or professional) in analysis and research; and consumer/ food & beverage analysis
  • Degree in economics, international relations or humanities
  • Postgraduate degree (preferred, but not essential)
  • Language skills
  • Prior work experience in related field.


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Fitch Group is a global leader in financial information services with operations in more than 30 countries. Wholly owned by the Hearst Corporation, we are comprised of three main businesses: Fitch Ratings | Fitch Solutions | Fitch Learning.

For more information please visit our websites: www.fitchratings.com | www.fitchsolutions.com | www.fitchlearning.com

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 interests 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, color, 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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