Job Description

Experience Level: Experienced Hire


  • Credit Analysis & Research


  • 7 World Trade Center, 250 Greenwich Street, New York, New York, 10007, US

At Moody's, we unite the brightest minds to turn today’s risks into tomorrow’s opportunities. We do this by striving to create an inclusive environment where everyone feels welcome to be who they are-with the freedom to exchange ideas, think innovatively, and listen to each other and customers in meaningful ways. 

If you are excited about this opportunity but do not meet every single requirement, please apply! You still may be a great fit for this role or other open roles. We are seeking candidates who model our values: invest in every relationship, lead with curiosity, champion diverse perspectives, turn inputs into actions, and uphold trust through integrity. 


The individual will primarily be responsible for the analysis of the quantitative, structural and credit aspects of corporate CLOs and other structured credit transactions, publishable research, and special projects intended to enhance Moody's analytics and research. The individual will be expected to lead rating committees and offer their analysis of the potential credit impact of the terms of the transaction documents. The individual will help review the legal documentation of structured finance credit transactions, typically CLOs.


  • Model cash flow CLOs and analyze their transaction documents for the purpose of determining credit risk and ratings. Prepare rating committee memos and present rating recommendations to rating committees
  • Conduct legal analysis and review for structured credit transaction and asset-level documents for the purpose of determining credit risk and rating
  • Communicate with clients, including arrangers, issuers, investors, and outside legal experts
  • Write publishable research, including transaction-related reports, articles on credit issues affecting the industry, and deliver public presentations
  • Participate in on-site operations reviews of issuers
  • Work on projects that enhance rating analysis and processes


  • Law degree with 2 - 3 years of legal experience in structured finance or related discipline or MBA or Master’s degree in Applied Mathematics, Financial Engineering or related quantitative field with at least 6 years as an analyst or related occupation, involving credit analysis for CDOs and complex structured credit transaction.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills essential
  • Strong modeling skills and experience with MS Excel, Moody’s CDOEdge, and Moody’s CDOROM software
  • Ability analyze and interpret legal documents and to identify a transaction’s credit strengths and weaknesses
  • Experience leading and working with teams on projects
  • Strong analytical orientation
  • Sound judgment, highest ethical standards and capable of complying with extensive rules, policies, and procedures


For US-based roles only: the anticipated hiring base salary range for this position is [[$160,100 - [[$232,100, depending on factors such as experience, education, level, skills, and location. This range is based on a full-time position. In addition to base salary, this role is eligible for incentive compensation. Moody’s also offers a competitive benefits package, including not but limited to medical, dental, vision, parental leave, paid time off, a 401(k) plan with employee and company contribution opportunities, life, disability, and accident insurance, a discounted employee stock purchase plan, and tuition reimbursement.

Moody’s is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, gender, age, religion, national origin, citizen status, marital status, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. Moody’s also provides reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities or based on a sincerely held religious belief in accordance with applicable laws. If you need to inquire about a reasonable accommodation, or need assistance with completing the application process, please email This contact information is for accommodation requests only, and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications.

For San Francisco positions, qualified applicants with criminal histories will be considered for employment consistent with the requirements of the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.

This position may be considered a promotional opportunity, pursuant to the Colorado Equal Pay for Equal Work Act.

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Candidates for Moody's Corporation may be asked to disclose securities holdings pursuant to Moody’s Policy for Securities Trading and the requirements of the position. Employment is contingent upon compliance with the Policy, including remediation of positions in those holdings as necessary.

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