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Credit Analyst, Global Infrastructure & Project Finance Group (GIG) - Associate Director - Chicago

Company: Fitch Ratings
Location: Chicago
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

At Fitch, we have an open culture where employees are able to exchange ideas and perspectives, throughout the organization, irrespective of their seniority. Your voice will be heard allowing you to have a real impact. We embrace diversity and appreciate authenticity, employees work in an environment where they can be their true selves. Our inclusive and progressive approach helps us to keep a balanced perspective.

With our expertise, we are not only creating data and information, but also producing timely insights from every angle to influence decision making in this ever changing and highly competitive market. We have a relentless hunger to innovate and unlock the power of human insights and to drive value for our customers. There has never been a better time to make an impact and we invite you to join us on this journey.

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.

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR

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 reports/presentations.
  • 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.
    Qualifications
    • Master's degree in Finance, Business or Public Administration preferred.
    • Proven project finance and infrastructure credit skills gained in a bank credit department, a rating agency, buy side credit department, etc.
    • 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 required.
      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.

      For more information please visit our websites: - -

      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.

Keywords: Fitch Ratings, Chicago , Credit Analyst, Global Infrastructure & Project Finance Group (GIG) - Associate Director - Chicago, Executive , Chicago, Illinois

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