The key function of the role is to provide analytical, statistical, research and logistical assistance to credit rating analysts covering sovereign entities and multinational development banks.
Contribute to fundamental credit analyses related to sovereign entities and multinational development banks to help manage the team’s portfolio of ratings
Support rating analysts in monitoring a portfolio of countries, forecasting macroeconomics and monitoring economic, fiscal and political developments
Contribute to credit-related thematic research
Develop, monitor and maintain analytical databases
Support credit rating analysts in: creating graphs, tables, spreadsheets and presentations, collecting and presenting data and comparative statistics, formulating ratios, preparing and retaining documentation, drafting rating committee memoranda and related documents, drafting research reports and special projects, as needed
Actively participate in internal credit discussions and meetings with external parties, including government officials and investors.
Assist managers and rating analysts with ongoing and ad-hoc projects.
Adhere to all applicable codes of conduct, policies, procedures and best practices
National governments are the largest capital market borrowers. Moody's Sovereign Risk Group provides ratings and research on sovereign and supranational issuers. Moody's sovereign ratings entail not only a quantitative analysis, but also a qualitative understanding of historical, political and cultural factors that do not easily lend themselves to quantification. Moody's sovereign ratings are based on a globally consistent and transparent methodological approach to assessing credit risk.
- Strong academic background – undergraduate degree, preferably in Economics or International Relations; Finance, International Business and/or Public Administration or similar
- 3+ years relevant experience in the Financial Sector, Government or Consulting; previous Macroeconomic Analysis experience
- Strong knowledge of Macroeconomic Principles
- Good quantitative skills
- Financial/statistical research capabilities
- Strong MS Office skills: principally Excel (including use of macros), Word, and PowerPoint
- Excellent oral and written communications skills
- Fluency in English is required
- Strong attention to detail; Highly organised and efficient; Consistently meet tight deadlines; Proactive and exercise own initiative; Work effectively and contribute within a diverse team.
- Graduate / Master degree, preferable in Economics, Finance, MBA, or similar
- Economic research or relevant Credit Research experience is desirable
- Proficiency in Spanish and/or French is beneficial.
- Strong technical skills in any of the following: VBA
- Knowledge or experience using Bloomberg, Facset, Haver
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