Senior Director - EMEA Issuer Team - ESG

Fitch Ratings
London, United Kingdom
03 Dec 2021
25 Dec 2021
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
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Fitch Ratings seeks a Senior Director with ESG expertise to join its Corporates Business and Relationship Management (BRM) team. The role is situated in London focusing on business development and providing tactical marketing support to the Corporate business group with a focus on business development of Sustainable Fitch ESG ratings across Corporate Issuers (investment grade and leveraged finance).

The position is within the Corporates BRM Team, which is responsible for the growth and development of the corporate ratings portfolio. This team is responsible for winning new Fitch Ratings business and managing existing relationships with corporate issuers. The role will have a remit across EMEA working with Relationship Managers based in London and 8 regional offices.


The role will involve coordinating Sustainable Fitch / ESG marketing outreach with Relationship Managers across the EMEA region, including but not limited to:
  • Leading the EMEA Sustainable Fitch marketing efforts with both existing issuer relationships and target issuers
  • Understanding the Sustainable Fitch ESG Rating methodology in order to accurately market the service to issuers
  • Researching and prospecting new ESG Rating targets for the EMEA Issuer team
  • Working with the senior Relationship Managers to identify and pursue opportunities for Sustainable Fitch ESG ratings within existing accounts
  • Develop marketing pitchbooks plus other materials required for engagement with target issuers and existing issuers
  • Assisting with Banker and PE coverage teams with ESG outreach
  • Support contract negotiation and other duties required for ESG rating mandates
  • Creative idea development for new marketing angles
  • Track debt and loan capital markets sustainability linked transactions (alongside Lawyer Outreach Team).
  • Identify the developments in sustainable finance, capital markets structures and issuance volumes
  • Organise and host Fitch sponsored ESG webinars
  • Represent Fitch Group's ESG Products externally at conferences, panels and webinars.

Position Requirements:

The successful candidate will have a background and experience in ESG developed either in financial services, banking or another ESG focused agency.
  • English language skills are essential and preferred language skills in German/French/Spanish - ability to travel as required
  • Proven marketing and negotiation skills would be an advantage
  • A keen interest in Environmental, Social and Governance matters is a must
  • Knowledge of investor, banker and issuer ESG requirements and processes would be preferable.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, able to communicate confidently with senior members of Corporate Finance and Treasury teams (including Sustainability Officers, Treasurers and CFOs)
  • Ability and confidence to develop strong business relationships
  • Solid technical command of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Familiarity with relevant capital markets data tools including, but not limited to Bloomberg, Dealogic and FactSet would be an advantage
  • The candidate must be able to work independently within a strategic framework whilst maintaining high work standards and show excellent attention to detail
  • Team oriented, with ability to effectively build relationships both externally and internally
  • University degree, preferably in a business-related discipline. Other professional or business qualification (e.g. MBA, Master's Degree, CFA Certification in ESG Investing) would be an advantage

Fitch is an equal opportunity employer that employs people across the full spectrum of society. Fitch works hard to create a workplace with an emphasis on inclusion, innovation and merit. By valuing diversity and equality in our workplace, we believe it adds strength to our business.

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.

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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.

UNITED STATES ONLY : As part of its continued efforts to maintain a safe workplace for employees, Fitch requires that all employees who receive a written offer of employment on or after October 4, 2021 be fully vaccinated (as defined by the CDC) against the coronavirus by the first day of employment as a condition of employment, to the extent permitted by applicable law. Fitch will consider requests for reasonable accommodations due to medical and/or religious reasons on an individual basis in accordance with applicable legal requirements.


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