Credit Analyst, Global Infrastructure & Project Finance Group (GIG) - Associate Director - Chicago
Company: Fitch Ratings
Posted on: January 16, 2022
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The Global Infrastructure and Project Finance Group (aka GIG)
covers approximately 550 credits primarily across transportation
(airports, toll roads, seaports and rail), energy (thermal and
renewable power, oil & gas and transmission), social
infrastructure, sports facilities and UK whole business
securitization. The group comprises approximately 70 analysts,
based in Fitch's offices in New York, Chicago, San Francisco,
Austin, London, Paris, Milan, Sao Paulo, Bogot--, Monterrey, Ciudad
del M--xico and Sydney.
Fitch Ratings is seeking a senior credit analyst with at least 5-7
years of solid project finance related experience, ideally in the
transportation and public infrastructure sectors. The primary
responsibilities of the successful candidate will be to focus on
the analysis and rating of infrastructure and project finance
transactions, in particular those related to the Transportation and
Social Infrastructure including Public Private Partners (PPPs) in
the US and Canada.
The successful candidate will be based in the US.
Responsibilities Will Primarily Include
- Working on ratings analysis and research on new and existing
North American transactions.
- Evaluating innovative credit structures and participating in
global criteria development.
- Identifying relevant trends, assessing their credit impact and
highlighting these trends in updated industry and market focused
- Gathering and analyzing quantitative and qualitative data and
legal documents for the purpose of producing ratings, publishing
credit reports, and contributing to special research reports.
- In conjunction with senior members of the team, the candidate
will meet with senior management of entities and/or project
sponsors, investment bankers and financial advisors, to produce
these ratings and reports for general publication.
- The position has high visibility and solid growth potential.
The GIG North America group covers over 300 public and private
issuers in the US and Canada.
- Master's degree in Finance, Business or Public Administration
- Proven project finance and infrastructure credit skills gained
in a bank credit department, a rating agency, buy side credit
- Solid writing and verbal communication skills.
- Excellent modelling skills and thorough familiarity with
spreadsheet-based financial models.
- Ability to read and fully comprehend complex structures and to
ask probing questions to issuers and their advisers.
- Demonstrated ability to lead and handle multiple tasks in a
fast paced environment.
- Ability to work to tight deadlines and display a strong degree
of flexibility to take on additional responsibilities, as
Fitch Group is a global leader in financial information services
with operations in more than 30 countries. Wholly owned by the
Hearst Corporation, we are comprised of three main businesses:
Fitch Ratings - Fitch Solutions - Fitch Learning.
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Fitch is committed to providing global securities markets with
objective, timely, independent and forward-looking credit opinions.
To protect Fitch's credibility and reputation, our employees must
take every precaution to avoid conflicts of interests or any
appearance of a conflict of interest. Should you be successful in
the recruitment process at Fitch Ratings you will be asked to
declare any securities holdings and other potential conflicts prior
to commencing employment. If you, or your immediate family, have
any holdings that may conflict with your work responsibilities, you
may be asked to divest yourself of them before beginning work.
Fitch 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, gender expression, gender
identity or any other characteristic protected by law.
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