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Structured Finance - Credit Analyst / Associate Director - Global Cross Sector (*)

Requisition ID:  46388
Business Unit:  Fitch Ratings
Category:  Credit Analysis & Research

Chicago, IL, US New York, NY, US

Date Posted:  Feb 7, 2024

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 encouraging an environment where employees can be their true selves. Our inclusive and progressive approach helps us to keep a balanced perspective.  Fitch is also committed to supporting its employees by advancing conversations around diversity, equity and inclusion.  Fitch’s Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) have been established by employees who have joined together as a workplace community based on similar backgrounds or life experiences.  Fitch’s ERGs are available to connect employees with others within the organization to offer professional and personal support. 


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.


Fitch Ratings is a leading provider of credit ratings, commentary and research. Dedicated to providing value beyond the rating through independent and prospective credit opinions, Fitch Ratings offers global perspectives shaped by strong local market experience and credit market expertise. The additional context, perspective and insights we provide have helped fund a century of growth and enables you to make important credit judgments with confidence.


Structured Finance - Credit Analyst, Associate Director - Global Cross Sector

Fitch Ratings Global Cross Sector Structured Finance Group is looking for a new credit analyst to join our growing team.


This role will be global, but preferred location is Chicago or New York. This person will assume a role in assigning new and monitoring existing ratings of structured finance transactions across a variety of new and developing sectors (including but not limited to: digital infrastructure including wireless towers and data centers, whole business and other future flows, solar, transportation assets including aviation, container, and rail, trade finance, various royalty streams and any new asset sector identified), authoring market commentary and related research, and providing support to develop new criteria within the group.   
The Global Cross Sector SF Group was created a few years ago and its mandate is to focus on new SF asset classes which transcend across various SF sectors as well as other Fitch Rating Groups including corporates, financial institutions, sovereigns, and GIG. The group focuses on actively increasing Fitch’s rating participation within this segment by creating new criteria, elevating its voice through research, and proactively engaging with various market participants including investors, bankers, and issuers.   

What We Offer:

  • Fitch Ratings is a global company with a presence in over 30 countries, offering opportunities to work with diverse teams and clients from around the world.
  • An opportunity to be a lead coverage analyst
  • A team-oriented work environment

We’ll Count on You To:

  • Providing analytical support for monitoring ratings within the existing rating portfolio as well as playing the role as a backup analyst or lead analyst for new rating assignments. 
  • Analyzing critical credit, legal and structural elements of new and complex Structured Finance transaction structures.
  • Producing quality internal and external written reports including credit committees, criteria, special reports and market commentary  
  • Communicating Fitch rating methodology and criteria to issuers and investors  
  • Leading and/or supporting research projects  
  • Maintaining assigned rating relationships

What You Need to Have:

  • Bachelor's degree in finance, economics, engineering, or other quantitative disciplines
  • Relevant Master’s degree is a plus
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong analytical thinking
  • Superb attention to detail and time management skills  
  • Excellent proficiency in Excel
  • Working knowledge of structured finance is beneficial
  • 1-7 years of relevant work experience
  • Strong quantitative and analytical skills, proficiency in Excel and Word, strong communication, analytical, organizational, and time-management skills are a must. 
  • The successful candidate for this position must be able to demonstrate skills that will allow for immediate support of a variety of transactions within the US and globally.

What Would Make You Stand Out:

  • Previous exposure to credit rating analysis or credit modeling a plus
  • Industry experience related to digital infrastructure, aviation, seaborne containers, oil and gas, renewable energy are all a plus


Why Fitch?

At Fitch Group, the combined power of our global perspectives is what differentiates us. Our global network of colleagues comes together to accomplish things greater than they ever could alone.


Every team member is essential to our business and each perspective is critical to our success. We embrace a diverse culture that encourages a free exchange of ideas, guaranteeing your voice will be heard and your work will have an impact, regardless of seniority.


We are building incredible things at Fitch and we invite you to join us on our journey.



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.

FOR NEW YORK AND CALIFORNIA ROLES ONLY: Expected base pay rates for the role will be between $85,000 and $100,000   Actual salaries will be determined on an individualized basis and may vary based on factors including but not limited to education, training, experience, past performance, and other job-related factors.  Base pay is one part of Fitch’s total compensation package, which, depending on the position, may also include commission earnings, discretionary bonuses, long-term incentives, and other benefits sponsored by Fitch.



Nearest Major Market: Chicago

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