Ratings Desk Associate - New York - 18457BR

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Job Description

The Role
As a Ratings Desk Associate, you will provide and coordinate a global comprehensive ratings processing service to Rating Analysts within various issuance products. The successful candidate will be responsible for all work related to a subset of deals which includes:.


  • Review lengthy debt documents and rating relevant provisions within the deal documents or pricing supplements

  • Responsible for applying various rules, guidelines & procedures to a subset of issuance submitted for rating assignment

  • Determine qualification using defined criteria for current published rating or whether analysis is required by Lead Analyst

  • Facilitate gathering of all required documentation and regularly track news wires/vendors and appropriately flag relevant items / developments related to the debt markets.

  • Continue to develop broad based knowledge of financial instruments, policies, and related business practices

  • Facilitate comprehensive issuance portfolio management and issuer relationship management where needed

  • Promptly & efficiently escalate, identify and research issuance, discrepancies, conflicts or otherwise & summarize findings for the Lead Analyst

  • As part of the rating process, associate may interact with issuers, investors and intermediaries

  • Provide professional and prompt resolution related to inquiries for both internal & external clients

  • Willing to accept new challenges and demonstrates flexibility with last minute changes in commitments and deadlines


  • Minimum undergraduate degree (e.g., Bachelor’s degree)

  • Demonstrates strong knowledge of MS programs including: Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint

  • Solid verbal, written communication and interpersonal skills a must

  • Ability to adapt to a changing environment and prioritize tasks accordingly

  • Familiarity with debt capital markets preferred (e.g. coursework and/or relevant work experience) with prior experience of financial/legal documentation review

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