Associate Analyst 2 - Mexico City - 9319BR

The successful candidate will support the rating activities over a portfolio of Mexican regional and local governments (RLGs), as well as related entities. Responsibilities include monitoring micro and macro economic trends, analyzing government financial statements to identify trends and developments, monitoring developments in the financial markets, analyzing credit quality using quantitative methods and qualitative judgment, and accumulating in-depth knowledge of the government sector in Mexico. The Associate Analyst will support individual credits and will take strong responsibilities in order to evolve in managing a portfolio of entities.

The individual will be expected to contribute to high quality market oriented research on credit developments relevant to Mexican RLGs and participate in international projects as necessary. Some travel should be expected.

The position will also:
  • Undertake fundamental economic research and quantitative analysis related to sub-sovereign entities in Mexico.
  • Prepare economic and financial spreadsheets.
  • Create graphs, tables, spreadsheets and presentations, collecting and presenting data and comparative statistics, formulating ratios, preparing and retaining documentation, as directed.
  • Support analysts in monitoring a portfolio of RLGs and related entities, forecasting financial trends and monitoring economic, fiscal and political developments.
  • Support analysts in individual credits
  • Assist rating analysts with ongoing and ad hoc projects.
Sub-Sovereign research services are used by the Company’s clients to help assess credit risk in these markets. Sub-Sovereign research also includes key statistical data and peer group analysis. The group’s approach allows market participants to benefit from a globally consistent and transparent methodological approach to assessing credit risk.

  • Candidate will have internship and/or work experience in government or credit or other area of finance.
  • Candidate possesses a B.A. / B.S. degree in Economics, Public Policy, Political Science, Finance, or related field.
  • Experience/Interest in the Sub-Sovereign sector in Mexico is required.
  • Knowledge of financial modeling, accounting, financial statement analysis, economics and statistics.
  • Strong research skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to multi-task and effectively prioritize work collaboratively within a team.
  • Keen attention to detail.
  • Highly organised and efficient.
  • Ability to consistently meet tight deadlines.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office products and particularly Excel, Word and PowerPoint.
  • Fluency in English is required.

This position will be of most interest to candidates with a strong background in economics and government finance, excellent research and communication skills, and most importantly, a keen interest in public finance issues facing Mexican governments. Demonstrated quantitative aptitude and financial analytical ability are important. International experience gained through study abroad or through employment would be an asset.
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 $3.5 billion in 2015, employs approximately 10,400 people worldwide and maintains a presence in 36 countries. Further information is available at
Moody’s is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law.
MIS and MSS Candidates are asked to disclose securities holdings pursuant to Moody’s Policy for Securities Trading. Employment is contingent upon compliance with the Policy, including remediation of positions in those holdings as necessary.