New York, NY
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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 have helped fund a century of growth and enables you to make important credit judgments with confidence.
Fitch Rating is adding a highly motivated credit professional to the Asset Backed Securities (ABS) team as an Associate Director. The position will be responsible for a wide range of projects including assuming a role in rating ABS transactions and authoring market commentary and research. Successful candidates should demonstrate the ability to analyze and develop credit opinions related to ABS transactions, communicate credit opinions publicly and produce research on sector trends and developments.
The position covers the U.S. ABS market, with initial emphasis on auto loan and auto lease, and equipment leasing sectors.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
– Analyzing the critical credit, legal and structural elements of ABS transaction structures;
– Assisting in the development of ratings criteria, including writing relevant reports and developing recommendations to bolster analysis;
– Deployment and implementation of cashflow models and tools used in the rating process;
– Leading and/or supporting research projects; and
– Maintaining assigned rating relationships.
An ideal candidate will have a BA/BS degree with a minimum of 5-years work experience with previous experience in structured finance and direct ABS experience is preferred.
Exceptional communication (particularly in writing) and strong quantitative and technical expertise are required.
The candidate will be self-motivated and able to manage timelines across many projects, so strong time management and organization abilities are also required.
Successful candidates will showcase strong understanding of credit fundamentals combined with a willingness and ability to quickly learn new concepts and techniques.