Associate Lead Analyst 1 - New York - 13105BR


This will involve reviewing legal documents, analyzing collateral pools, historical collateral performance, deal structures, and modeling transaction waterfall based on deal documents using Moody’s in-house models to formulate independent credit opinion and presenting to rating committees. Responsibilities will also include communicating with clients, including arrangers, issuers and investors and publishing timely, insightful and in-depth research and transaction reports

  • Perform credit analysis for a variety of commercial and esoteric asset-backed securities (ABS)
  • Perform credit risk modeling, including applying cash flow and simulation models to assess and understand risk exposure, and participating in development of analytical models
  • Analyze transactions’ legal documents
  • Monitor industry conditions and trends
  • Conduct research on industry dynamics and assets backing ABS deals, including consolidating and evaluating financial information from large data sets
  • Make rating recommendations based on historical asset performance data, financial modeling, analysis of legal documentation, and industry research, and present recommendations at rating committee discussions
  • Contribute to the development of research topics and publish credit research
  • MBA or Master’s degree in Finance, Economics, Financial Engineering or related quantitative field and experience in a position involving structured finance credit analysis
  • Will also accept a Bachelor’s degree in listed or related fields with at least 3 years of commensurate relevant job experience
  • Experience must include conducting structured finance transaction analysis and risk analysis
  • Experience with cash flow and simulation models using Excel and VBA preferred
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills
  • Sound judgment and highest ethical standards
  • Capable of developing independent opinions and defending own views
  • Professional, proactive, flexible, diligent and dependable
  • Highly organized and efficient, with ability to multi-task and meet tight deadlines
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