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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