Associate, Insurance Ratings

S&P Global
London, United Kingdom
17 Mar 2023
22 Mar 2023
Job Function
Risk Management
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Associate - Insurance Ratings (London)

The Role: As an Associate, you will be responsible for a portfolio of rating relationships and participate in the credit evaluation of Insurance companies mainly in the UK. Your responsibilities will include meeting some of the largest insurers in the region and clearly communicating our views on the credit story to issuers, investors, and intermediaries. Working within this regulated industry also involves keeping abreast of regulations in the markets we serve and respecting our policies and guidelines.

The Impact: As an analyst you have the opportunity to learn from and influence the fast-moving capital markets via the credit opinions and market research that we publish. You will also have the opportunity to engage with senior management at the Insurers that we serve and build independent views that feed into rating committee decisions.

  • Analyzing information and data for determining ratings on insurance companies and their debt issues
  • Making recommendations and presenting to rating committees
  • Drafting press releases, company-specific reports, and industry commentaries in a fast-paced environment with publication deadlines
  • Effectively communicating to clients S&P Global Ratings' methodology and procedures
  • Continuous monitoring of operating performance of rated companies, including reviews of public filings and private information supplied by issuers, and participation in client meetings
  • Meeting with issuers and investors on analytical matters and assisting in serving clients' analytical needs
  • Contributing to S&P Global Ratings' global and regional analytical sectoral forums, and writing relevant and timely commentaries
  • Once you join us, you are also expected to update your skills in relevant areas as the need arises.
Your Skills:
  • You will ideally have prior credit analytics experience covering the non-life, life insurance and reinsurance sectors.
  • Strong ability to understand and analyze financial statements of insurance companies
  • Possess a good understanding of financial and capital markets, business environments, and relevant insurance regulations in the U.K.
  • Ability to undertake rigorous analytical work and be proficient at writing analytical reports
  • Strong communication skills in English are required for this client-facing role.
  • Ability to demonstrate strong interpersonal skills
  • A highly motivated team player who can work autonomously in a global, multi-cultural and fast pace environment
  • An S&P Global employee at this level would typically have 3 to 5 years' analytical experience.
  • Our analysts would ordinarily have a Bachelor degree
  • It would be preferable for you to have an actuarial background, accounting degree/qualification and/or CFA qualification.
Grade Level: Grade 11 (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 is the world's leading provider of independent credit ratings. Our ratings are essential to driving growth, providing transparency, and helping educate market participants so they can make decisions with confidence. We have more than 1 million credit ratings outstanding on government, corporate, financial sector and structured finance entities and securities. We offer an independent view of the market built on a unique combination of broad perspective and local insight. We provide our opinions and research about relative credit risk; market participants gain independent information to help support the growth of transparent, liquid debt markets worldwide.

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.

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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: 272986
Posted On: 2023-02-14
Location: London, United Kingdom
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