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Associate Director, Special Situations Analyst

Requisition ID:  46622
Business Unit:  Fitch Solutions
Category:  Credit Analysis & Research

New York, NY, US

Date Posted:  Jun 15, 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 Solutions provides data, research and analytics that help clients excel at managing their credit risk, offer deep insight into the debt investment market, and provide comprehensive intelligence about the macroeconomic environment. All available on our platform, Fitch Connect, designed and built using our credit, macro and industry expertise to help you make more informed decisions.


Associate Director, Special Situations Analyst

CreditSights is looking for an Analyst to join our U.S. Special Situations team based out of our New York location.


What We Offer:

  • The Analyst will join a small team of experienced publishing analysts and be responsible for supporting the research efforts U.S. Special Situations team. The team’s coverage focuses on published research on public and private companies in the high yield and leveraged loan market facing stress, litigation and/or interesting corporate events.


We’ll Count on You To:

  • As an Analyst, you will build expertise in the special situations through bottom-up and top-down fundamental credit and industry research. The small team size and wide coverage scope across fundamentals, regulations and legal catalysts will ensure a wide and varied learning experience. 
  • You will be responsible for assisting with sector, industry, regulatory and relative value research with a high level of responsibility and the candidate will be expected to make contributions immediately.
  • The candidate will be responsible for a range of tasks related to the research output, including building and maintaining financial models and writing timely and insightful research. The right candidate will also be expected to take on more senior level responsibilities over time, including primary company coverage responsibilities, client interactions and presentations, and lead analyst on industry research pieces; for the right candidate, these additional responsibilities may be immediately considered.


What You Need to Have:

While we are willing to consider any candidate that can demonstrate a high level of competence and motivation, preference will be given to candidates possessing the following qualifications:

  • 4 – 10 years’ experience
  • Strong academic background and interest in fundamental research
  • Strong communication skills, ability to write quickly and effectively, and desire to work in a fast-paced team environment.
  • Familiarity with financial statement analysis and accounting
  • Ability to multi-task effectively, including responding to spontaneous news events, and managing complex data.
  • Experience using Microsoft Office suite and a range of research tools (Bloomberg, FactSet, S&P Capital IQ, etc.).


What Would Make You Stand Out:

  • Prior experience with special situations and/or publishing
  • Completion or in process of obtaining your CFA


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 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.

UNITED STATES ONLY:  As part of its continued efforts to maintain a safe workplace for employees, Fitch requires that all employees who receive a written offer of employment on or after October 4, 2021 be fully vaccinated (as defined by the CDC) against the coronavirus by the first day of employment as a condition of employment, to the extent permitted by applicable law.  Fitch will consider requests for reasonable accommodations due to medical and/or religious reasons on an individual basis in accordance with applicable legal requirements.


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