Analyst - New York - 16032BR

Moody's is an essential component of the global capital markets, providing credit ratings, research, tools and analysis that contribute to transparent and integrated financial markets. Moody's Corporation (NYSE: MCO) is the parent company of Moody's Investors Service, which provides credit ratings and research covering debt instruments and securities, and Moody's Analytics, which offers leading-edge software, advisory services and research for credit and economic analysis and financial risk management. The Corporation, which reported revenue of $4.4 billion in 2018, employs approximately 13,100 people worldwide and maintains a presence in 42 countries. Further information is available at
We seek a versatile new joiner to the Methodology Review Group (MRG) team who will contribute to various MRG objectives such as reviews of rating actions, reviews of methodologies, and reviews of models and model specifications.
The new joiner will be involved in performing reviews of rating committee actions, on a sampled basis, to evaluate consistency with our published methodologies in areas such as, but not limited to whether:
  • the analysis is comprehensive
  • the rating committee materials sufficiently explain the risks and factors relating to the analysis
  • the relevant methodologies were applied
  • the rating assigned is appropriate in light of the applicable methodologies
In addition, the new joiner will contribute to the annual review of rating methodologies. In particular, the joiner will assist with the review of various ratings performance metrics, help identify trends and causes of observed ratings performance, and work with fellow MRG members and other stakeholders to investigate as needed.
We also seek a candidate who is familiar with credit risk modeling and who may help contribute to the review of (mainly structured finance) models and associated model specifications and methodologies.
Ideally, the candidate should have knowledge of multiple asset classes, the associated key data and risks, and the relevant methodologies and models.
This role requires strong analytical skills, good communication and writing skills, and a detail- and task-oriented individual who enjoys investigative work. This individual has must have the ability to produce high quality work to tight deadlines.



- 5+ years of experience in credit analysis with lead analyst skills a plus
- Knowledge of Moody’s rating methodologies beneficial
- Ability to work under pressure with multiple priorities.
- Excellent written and verbal communications skills.

- Strong analytical skills.
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