VP-Senior Analyst (Methodology Development Group) - Frankfurt | London - 17714BR

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The Methodology Development Group (MDG) at Moody’s is responsible for developing and publishing all new methodologies and revisions to existing methodologies, as well as the related models, scorecards and analytical tools used in MIS. MDG includes the Methodology Framework Group and the Document Process Group.

The Methodology Framework Group (MFG) leads the analytical development of methodologies and scorecards and acts as the principal point of contact for R&R in the development process. MFG is split into two teams; MFG-Fundamental team that covers sector and cross-sector methodologies in CFG, FIG, PPIF and Sovereigns and MFG-SFG team for sector and cross-sector methodologies in the Structured Finance Group.

Job Description

We are looking for a talented and highly motivated individual to join the Methodology Framework Group forStructured Finance (which is part of the Methodology Development Group).

As a senior member of the team, the VP-Analyst will serve as lead on a range of analytical projects relating to rating methodologies covering Structured Finance asset classes and regions.

This role requires a strong academic background with substantial experience in structured finance, credit risk and quantitative analysis. The ideal candidate for this role will also possess strong communication, analytical and organizational skills, demonstrate attention to detail and enjoy working in a collaborative and international team environment.

This VP-Analyst position provides a unique opportunity to get involved in rating methodology development.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Demonstrate a strong understanding of rating methodologies used by the Structured Finance Group
  • Regularly work with Structured Finance related tools or models and run sensitivity analysis
  • Lead projects ensuring timely completion and effective execution.
  • Support other members of the team with complex projects
  • Draft presentations and support documentation
  • Coordinate with other members of MDG, Structured Finance Group, Ratings Process Oversight Group, Rating Model Group and the Methodology Review Group
  • Assist with ad-hoc quantitative or analytical tasks


  • Experience must include conducting structured finance transaction analysis and risk analysis
  • Bachelor’s degree in listed or related fields with a substantial number of years of relevant job experience, in Finance, Economics, Financial Engineering or related quantitative field.
  • Experience with cash flow and simulation models using, for example Excel and VBA
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills
  • Sound judgment and highest ethical standards
  • Capable of developing independent opinions and defending own views
  • Professional, pro-active, flexible, diligent and dependable
  • Highly organized and efficient, with ability to multi-task and meet tight deadlines
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