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Credit Analyst, Senior Director - Global Infrastructure Group - New York

Requisition ID:  45762
Business Unit:  Fitch Ratings
Category:  Credit Analysis & Research

New York, NY, US

Date Posted:  Nov 8, 2023

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.


Credit Analyst, Senior Director - Global Infrastructure Group – New York

Fitch Global Infrastructure Group is currently seeking a Senior Director based out of our New York office.


The Global Infrastructure and Project Finance Group (GIG) covers approximately 650 credits across transportation, power & energy, social, digital and water infrastructure, as well as sports facilities and UK whole business securitization. The group comprises approximately 80 analysts, based in Fitch’s offices in New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Austin, London, Milan, Toronto, Sao Paulo, Dubai, Madrid, Monterrey, Ciudad del México, Singapore, and Sydney.


The primary responsibilities of the successful candidate will be to lead the analysis of infrastructure and project finance transactions, in particular relating to emerging infrastructure sectors and alternative/core+ infrastructure, in addition to complex transportation and energy sectors in the US and Canada.


What We Offer:

  • This role will have the opportunity to take a lead role analyzing cutting-edge infrastructure transactions and be part of a growing credit team in the ever-evolving infrastructure space.
  • An exciting time to work in GIG as significant investments in the infrastructure space are resulting in a diversity of new and interesting projects to work on. 
  • 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.

We’ll Count on You To:

  • Work on ratings analysis and research on new and existing North American transactions.
  • Evaluate innovative credit structures and participate in global rating criteria development.
  • Identify and research relevant trends, assessing their credit impact and highlighting these trends in updated industry and market focused reports/presentations.
  • Gather and analyze quantitative and qualitative data and legal documents for the purpose of producing ratings, publishing credit reports, and contributing to special research reports.
  • Maintain a strong external network and profile that continues to build Fitch's reputation for analytical excellence by representing Fitch in a compelling and persuasive manner at industry conferences, webinars, issuer meetings/site visits and through media communication.
  • Develop and grow strong relationships with the other analytical groups at Fitch to ensure analytical consistency and efficient execution of transactions that involve multiple groups.
  • Mentor junior members of the Infrastructure team. 

What You Need to Have:

  • 10+ years of solid project finance related experience including development of credit or underwriting approach for new sectors.
  • Proven project finance and infrastructure credit skills gained in a bank credit department, rating agency, buy side credit department, financial guarantor, etc.
  • Solid writing and verbal communication skills.
  • 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.
  • Employee management experience.

What Would Make You Stand Out:

  • Bachelor’s degree at a minimum
  • Master’s degree in Finance, Business or Public Administration preferred.
  • A deep understanding of and a keen interest in infrastructure and project finance.
  • A professional background in capital markets and/or credit analysis.
  • Experience in interpreting complex legal documents such as bank agreements and bond indentures.
  • A strong pattern of leadership and the ability to proactively and successfully interact with various stakeholders, both within and outside of the organization.

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 $175,000 and $225,000.   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.


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