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Structured Finance - Structured Credit - Senior Analyst or Associate Director Level Credit Analyst

Requisition ID:  46421
Business Unit:  Fitch Ratings
Category:  Credit Analysis & Research

Milan, Milan, IT

Date Posted:  Mar 28, 2024


Structured Finance is currently seeking a Credit Analyst based out of our Milan office.


Fitch’s European Structured Finance team maintains existing ratings and assigns ratings to new structured finance transactions. The Structured Credit team assigns ratings to Corporate Loan Securitisations including Leveraged Loan CLOs and SME CLOs.


What We Offer:

  • We are currently seeking either a Senior Analyst or Associate Director Level Credit Analyst to join the European Structured Credit team
  • The successful candidate will be part of a team of analysts rating corporate loan securitisations including leveraged loan CLOs
  • The team analyses transactions in line with Fitch’s rating criteria and provides high quality credit opinions to investors and other market participants


We’ll Count on You To:

  • Implement default, recovery, and cash flow modelling
  • Reviewing transaction legal documents
  • On-site review of underwriting and servicing of transaction originators and CLO managers
  • Preparing rating proposals for presentation to internal rating committees
  • Communicating rating rationale to investors and other market participants through presale reports, presentations, and meetings
  • Communicating with transaction arrangers and originators to understand asset characteristics and structural features of the transactions
  • Assist in the development of criteria and supporting research


What You Need to Have:

  • This is a demanding and exciting role, so we are looking for highly motivated candidates
  • The successful candidate should have some prior experience in finance
  • Knowledge of securitisation structures and in particular CLOs would be beneficial.
  • Candidates will be highly numerate and analytical, with advanced Excel skills
  • The role also involves analysis of legal transaction documents. While no legal background is required successful candidates should be able to review and analyse legal contracts from a credit risk perspective


What Would Make You Stand Out:

  • A central element of the position is communicating your analysis, both internally and externally. Therefore, candidates should have excellent written and oral communication skills in English
  • Other European languages are desirable


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 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 enable our clients to make important credit judgements with confidence.


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 interest 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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