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Primary Ratings Analyst

Salary Competitive
Type Permanent
Location London
Sector Credit & Risk Management
Job Reference T55/SIMR/27586
Contact Simeon Randell
Date posted 05-12-2017

Leading Asset Manager seeking a Primary Ratings Analyst to join their London office.

• Challenging and performing credit analysis on new investment opportunities with a focus on structured credit.
• Developing and maintaining internal credit rating methodologies.
• Assigning internal credit ratings and preparation of materials for consideration by the company’s Credit and Investment Committee(s).
• Evaluating new investments proposed by the asset origination team to identify key credit risks and to challenge deal structures, legal analysis, due diligence and modelling.
• Developing and updating internal credit methodologies and rating models with a focus on complex structured credit instruments.
• Conducting financial analysis of credits to assign internal ratings and present well-structured credit recommendations to senior management.
• Developing investment guidelines and risk limits for the company’s investments.
• Participating in industry events and staying informed through review of market research in order to monitor market trends and appropriately challenge new investment proposals.

Skills & Experience:


• Minimum 2:1 graded BSc or equivalent from a reputable University.
• Minimum of 7 years credit experience with a range of structured finance assets and/or fixed income markets.
• Broad experience with quantitative, qualitative, financial and risk management techniques
• Strong analytical skills and attention to detail with excellent financial modelling skills.
• A self-starting, pro-active attitude. Operating autonomously and demonstrate the ability to form effective relationships and achieve influence at the most senior levels within the organisation.
• Experience of working in an ECAI (preferable)
• Commercial Real Estate, Project Finance, Infrastructure sector experience.

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