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Structured Finance, RMBS Credit Analyst. Associate Director level

Requisition ID:  45285
Business Unit:  Fitch Ratings
Category:  Credit Analysis & Research

London, GB

Date Posted:  Nov 15, 2023

Structured Finance, RMBS Credit Analyst, Associate Director


The Structured Finance team is seeking an analyst based out of our London office. The role is open at Associate Director level with some flexibility depending on experience.


The European RMBS team is responsible for providing ratings for all securities backed by residential mortgage loans. In addition, the RMBS team is actively involved in publishing research in relation to both RMBS performance as well as mortgage market fundamentals. The team places a high priority on the quality of its analysis, transparency of its research and its responsiveness to market participants.


What We Offer:

  • A role with a wide variety of daily tasks including discussion with issuers, quantitative analysis, presenting results in rating committees and writing rating reports.
  • A London based team covering UK issuers and providing asset class leadership across EMEA. Embedded in the wider European Structured Finance team allowing for a wide range of credit cases.
  • Structured training program giving you the knowledge and skills to rate Structured Finance transactions.
  • A flexible work environment with the ability to work remotely for up to two days per week.


We’ll Count on You To:

  • Perform analysis of new transactions including collecting and analysing portfolio data, cash flow modelling, review of legal documentation and analysis of the transaction structure.
  • Monitoring and analysis of existing transactions.
  • Communication with external parties involved in the rating process including management meetings.
  • Presentation of your analysis in rating committees.
  • Publication of rating reports and press releases.
  • Participation in the publication of research on structured finance related market developments.
  • Participation in the development of rating criteria across products and regions.


What You Need to Have:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
  • Prior professional experience within the financial services industry, ideally, in the securitisation market, risk management, treasury or have a background in the mortgage industry.
  • Prior professional experience in credit analysis is a positive but not essential.
  • Strength in numeracy and proficiency with Microsoft Excel.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.


What Would Make You Stand Out:

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • An ability to formulate and deliver concise opinions, facts and arguments both verbally and in writing.
  • Curiosity to solve complex problems using creativity and collaboration.


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.


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 our clients to make important credit judgements with confidence.

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


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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 Group is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, and other statuses protected by law.




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