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Credit Analyst/Associate Director - Leverage Finance

Salary Competitive
Type Permanent
Location London
Sector Credit & Risk Management
Job Reference T55/ASN/26706
Contact Arjaree Shackleton
Date posted 08-08-2017

Leading Ratings Agency seeking a Credit Analyst/Associate Director to join their Leverage Finance (EMEA) function in London.

Reporting to the team head of the London-based Cross-Sector Execution Team, EMEA Corporate group, the successful candidate’s responsibilities include but are not limited to
• Assessing new transactions under the guidance of the team head and working under tight deadlines mainly for leveraged finance companies but also cross-over investment grade (IG) corporates.
• Preparing analytical committee notes on individual leveraged credits and presenting rating recommendations to internal rating committees, as well as contributing to the team’s on-going statistical data and research publication activities.
• Demonstrating analytical command over the full range of debt products, including public ratings and private ratings or credit opinions, unsecured instruments, senior secured loans, hybrid debt and high yield bonds.
• Liaising with other departments, including Structured Finance and Corporate teams, as well as an ability to communicate effectively with issuers, investors, bankers, journalists and other market professionals.

Qualifications and experience:

• Analytical experience, with strong credit skills a pre-requisite.
• Exposure to the European leveraged credit markets, preferably in an analytical role.
• Strong written and verbal communication skills and the ability to manage internal and external relationships effectively.
• Extremely strong numeracy skills and experience with financial models, forecasting and sensitivity analysis.
• Familiarity with legal documentation and structures is beneficial but not crucial.
• The successful candidate will need to integrate quickly into the corporate group, rapidly assimilating our methodological approach to credit ratings.

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