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Director, Covenant Analyst (Attorney) - Leveraged Finance

Requisition ID:  46179
Business Unit:  Fitch Solutions
Category:  Credit Analysis & Research

New York, NY, US San Francisco, CA, US CT, US

Date Posted:  Feb 10, 2024

Director, Covenant Analyst


Exciting opportunity to be a Covenant Analyst for our market leading leveraged finance intelligence team at Covenant Review.  We are seeking  leveraged finance lawyers to join our team as a Covenant Analysts, with a focus on private credit loan documentation.  The role will involve writing research that is consumed by a broad spectrum of leveraged finance market participants including hedge funds, CLOs, law firms, and sell-side financial institutions.


A keen eye for detail, issue spotting, transaction structuring (“Can they do it?”), transaction deconstruction (“How did they do that?”), and impeccable writing are necessary skills for this role.  The key skill set, however, is the ability to deconstruct complex issues or contract provisions and summarize them in concise but precise language that is understandable by the most junior research analyst and sophisticated enough for the most senior law firm partner.  We expect that candidates for this role have deep familiarity with the leveraged finance market preferably from the perspective of both the buyside and the sellside. 


The compensation for this position is competitive with in-house legal positions of similar seniority, but superior in many ways.  Our covenant analysts work fixed hours, with no late night or weekend work.  In addition, our analysts get all the benefits of working for Fitch Solutions, a leading financial information services company, while at the same time being immersed in Covenant Review’s start-up culture.



  • Write research reports on private credit leveraged loan covenants.  Our analysts follow a name from cradle (new issuance) to grave (bankruptcy).
  • Write research reports on broadly syndicated loan covenants, as needed. 
  • Assist with preparation of private credit portfolio analyses and data reports.
  • Write event-driven research and reports on special situations as they develop in the market.
  • Write research for our growing library of covenant primers targeted at our less sophisticated subscribers.
  • Write market leading reports that set the conversation on new trends and market developments.
  • Engage with our subscribers as they seek clarification on our research or discuss potential transactions.
  • Establish credibility in the market as a subject matter expert on leveraged finance.
  • Meet tight deadlines for publication.



  • The ideal candidate is a mid to senior lawyer with experience drafting, negotiating, and reviewing leveraged finance documentation, including credit agreements and indentures.
  • 4+ years of law firm experience in leveraged finance.
  • Understanding of the leveraged finance market and how covenants and financial definitions work in leveraged finance documents.
  • Solid business acumen with commercial sensibilities.
  • Experience communicating with business principals on complex leveraged finance issues.
  • Experience working on deadline.



  • Law degree. Member in good standing of the New York Bar.


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 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 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.


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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.


Salary (NY ONLY):

Expected base pay rates for the role will be between $240,000 and $260,000. 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: Manhattan
Nearest Secondary Market: New York City

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