Dual-headquartered in New York and London, Fitch Ratings is a leading provider of credit ratings, commentary and research. Dedicated to providing value beyond the rating through independent and prospective credit opinions, Fitch Ratings offers global perspectives shaped by strong local market experience and credit market expertise. The additional context, perspective and insights we provide help investors to make important credit judgments with confidence.
Fitch Ratings and Fitch Solutions, along with Fitch Learning and BMI Research, are part of the Fitch Group, a global leader in financial information services with operations in more than 30 countries. Fitch Group is majority-owned by Hearst.
Fitch Ratings is one of the World's leading Ratings agencies and we are inviting applications to our Associate Analyst programme from recent graduates who have a flair for financial analysis with an interest in credit, fixed income and industry analysis.
We have a number of openings across our analytical functions: Structured Finance, Corporates, Financial Institutions, Insurance, Sovereigns, Global Infrastructure and International Public Finance within their respective development programmes.
As an Associate Analyst at Fitch you can expect rapid exposure within a challenging environment. Fitch offers first class training in the form of the Fitch Credit Academy; delivered by our highly experienced analysts as well as internal and external training courses. You can also expect support in attaining further professional qualifications such as the CFA subject to performance. We will train you in the fundamental skills of credit analysis and develop you into an effective credit ratings analyst.
Fitch has long been the industry leader in the financial institutions sector, providing more ratings worldwide than any other rating agency – on over 3,500 entities and their securities.
Fitch's financial institutions' coverage includes not only banks, but also finance and leasing companies, securities firms and asset management organizations. In addition, the group supports dedicated teams for rating specialized securities such as covered bonds.
Fitch's European Structured Finance team maintains existing ratings and assigns ratings to new structured finance transactions. Fitch currently rates Structured Finance transactions across four main asset classes: Asset Backed Securities, Residential Mortgage Backed Securities, Commercial Mortgage Backed Securities and Structured Credit. Fitch Ratings maintains surveillance on over 1,500 European structured finance transactions
We are committed to bringing our legacy of transparency and openness to bear in all areas of the structured finance market. We have developed new investor-focused surveillance tools and enhanced our existing offerings to ensure that a security's risk is clearly identified and that our opinions continue to be objective and forward-looking. In the complex field of global securitization, Fitch Ratings explores every angle of a transaction so that investors have the additional insight and context necessary to make timely and informed business decisions.
The Fitch Ratings Corporates group provides public and private ratings on companies and their debt instruments, including — bank loans, senior and subordinated debt, commercial paper and preferred stock.
The group's analytical methodology addresses the legal, regulatory and market environments in over 100 countries in which Fitch Ratings operates, with particular emphasis on debt structure. Corporates group analysts continually expand and deepen their research, combining industry expertise with the finest analytical tools to offer well-informed and timely judgments.
The Fitch Ratings Sovereigns Group provides credit research and opinion on more than 100 countries, and assigns ratings to the foreign and local currency debt of sovereign governments that account for virtually all of sovereign international debt issuance.
The Sovereigns group offers forward-looking special reports and a range of web-based analytical tools, allowing investors to access comprehensive economic data and credit indicators and perform relative value analysis. We also host teleconferences, seminars and conferences in the world's major financial centres to keep investors ahead of the curve. The depth and accuracy of our coverage and timeliness of our research are key reasons why the capital markets put their trust in a Fitch Ratings sovereign rating.
Fitch Ratings knows what it takes to deliver value, meaning and insightful ratings to market participants. With coverage across all areas of the insurance market including life, non-life, and reinsurance, our experienced analysts apply an open and balanced approach to credit assessment. Leveraging industry data and well-tested credit metrics, our analytical process is supported by a careful mix of quantitative and qualitative factors. Our global insurance team transforms data into actionable opinions that help investors confidently evaluate risk.
The firm also provides financial strength and debt ratings for more than 2,500 insurance companies globally.
Global Infrastructure Group:
Fitch's Global Infrastructure and Project Finance Group (GIG) is responsible for the credit ratings of debt related to infrastructure assets mainly in the transportation, energy, and social infrastructure sectors.
The portfolio includes public ratings and private credit opinions covering a variety of transaction types (project finance, corporate finance and structured finance). The assets include airports, toll roads, ports, rail infrastructure, power plants, oil and gas facilities, wind and solar parks, schools and hospitals. The team's output consists mainly of annual surveillance reviews, new ratings and sector research reports which are published primarily through Fitch's website.
International Public Finance
Fitch Ratings' International Public Finance team covers the rating of Local and Regional Governments (LRG) and Public Entities worldwide. The credit analysis approach is based on an assessment of the relationship between different tiers of government captured in the institutional framework, a number of qualitative and quantitative factors and the link between the LRG and the sovereign.
In addition to Local and Regional Governments our coverage includes Public Entities in sectors such social housing, higher education, specialised financial vehicles, health care and public transportation as well as any entity that has a public policy mission.
You will have a strong academic track record and be a recent graduate in a numerate subject, ideally related to finance or economics. However, we also welcome applications from candidates from other disciplines such as engineering and sciences. You must have excellent communication skills and be able to deliver clear and concise analysis. Additional fluency in another European language would be an advantage but is not essential.
Rewards & Benefits:
- Competitive salary
- 25 days annual leave
- Medical cover
- Subsidised gym membership
Please complete your application with your CV as well as answering the additional questions.
Due to the volume of response we may only be able to respond to successful applicants.