Director Structured Finance

S&P Global
London, United Kingdom
02 May 2022
18 May 2022
Job Function
Risk Management
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
S&P Global Ratings
Director Structured Finance

The Role: The EMEA Structured Finance Practice has a Director opening in the ABS, RMBS & Corp Sec team and is looking to fill it as soon as possible. The successful candidate will be based in one of our European offices and will manage a portfolio focused on the EMEA region, working with and coordinating more junior analysts.

The Impact: The successful applicant will enhance our ability to efficiently and effectively serve our clients by demonstrating outstanding analytical excellence and the capacity to provide relevant, insightful and compelling analysis. You will have responsibility for undertaking analysis for the ABS, RMBS and/or Corp Sec team, as well as providing training and coaching to the junior analysts you will be working and coordinating with. In particular, your analytical work will be essential to the covering of a diverse portfolio of credits in the jurisdictions and assets of activity; the training of others will help them resolve difficult day-to-day analytical issues and problems. More junior analysts will see you as a role model whose attitude and behaviour will guide their professional growth. You will be skilled at dealing with issuers and investors, have strong external engagement and presentation skills and be able to effectively "tell the credit story" in written and verbal form. You will be well organized and efficient in your approach to deadlines and problem-solving. You will be able to conduct any task with limited supervision and full reliability, providing regular updates and the status of each activity and proposing alternative plans if conditions require. You will have a strong background and interest in the assets of coverage and Countries of activity and be able to intelligently engage with others on matters of substance in this sector.

The Career Opportunity: You will get to work in a dynamic team environment and work with a team of professional specialists. You can deepen and broaden your insight and knowledge in one of the leading credit ratings' companies in the world. This role provides a great opportunity to be exposed to a range of markets and asset types, it encompasses compelling analytical expertise and effective management skills.

The Team / The Business: You will report to the Analytical Manager, Structured Finance and be working closely with a number of highly experienced industry specialists.

Key Responsibilities
  • Rate complex deals, and proficiently write complex analytical reports;
  • Act as a senior member of rating committees and be responsible for convening and conducting of rating committee deliberations in area of expertise, including acting as the rating committee chair and assuring the integrity of the rating process. Participate as an active, vocal voting member of the committees;
  • Serve to establish policy, lead criteria, analytical deliberations, identify and develop needed changes/innovations in rating methodology/criteria standards and the ratings process, and ensure that analytical guidelines, quality standards, procedures and policies established are adhered to for all credits;
  • Display strong sector expertise. Publish timely industry commentaries, and proficiently write sector reviews and thought leadership pieces. Develop and lead ideas on papers across a broad range of issues for publications;
  • Working with a team of analysts to ensure consistency of analysis, analytical excellence, adherence to policies, procedures and regulatory requirements;
  • Act as role model for more junior staff leading by example and providing training and coaching as needed;
  • Speaking publicly and representing the company to external stakeholders;
  • Understand and implement S&P's Policies and SOPs;
  • Take the lead on special projects within the Structured Finance Practice as appropriate;
  • Taking tasks through to completion with full reliability and limited supervision, timely proposing alternative plans if conditions change.
  • A bachelor's and advanced degree is required;
  • 8 or more years of analytical work experience in the financial services industry;
  • Relevant industry experience in Structured Finance, ABS, RMBS, Corporate Securitizations;
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Strong critical thinking skills, along with numerical strengths;
  • Excellent time management and the ability to stay organized, meet deadlines, and multitask;
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills; the ability to think independently and critically;
  • Ability to mentor others;
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills; and
  • Fluent in English; other languages an advantage.

Return to Work
Have you taken time out for caring responsibilities and are now looking to return to work? As part of our Return to Work initiative , we are encouraging enthusiastic and talented returners to apply, and will actively support your return to the workplace.

Grade Level: Grade 13 (for internal purposes)

Location: London

S&P Global delivers essential intelligence that powers decision making. We provide the world's leading organizations with the right data, connected technologies and expertise they need to move ahead. As part of our team, you'll help solve complex challenges that equip businesses, governments and individuals with the knowledge to adapt to a changing economic landscape.

S&P Global Ratings offers critical insights for credit, risk and sustainable finance solutions that are essential to translating complexity into clarity, so market participants can uncover opportunities.

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.


Equal Opportunity Employer
S&P Global is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race/ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, military veteran status, unemployment status, or any other status protected by law. Only electronic job submissions will be considered for employment.

If you need an accommodation during the application process due to a disability, please send an email to: and your request will be forwarded to the appropriate person.

US Candidates Only: The EEO is the Law Poster describes discrimination protections under federal law.


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: 273174
Posted On: 2022-05-06
Location: London, United Kingdom

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