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Managing Director - Leveraged Finance: Private Equity Coverage - New York

Requisition ID:  45264
Business Unit:  Fitch Ratings
Category:  Business Development & Sales

New York, NY, US

Date Posted:  Jun 30, 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 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.

Managing Director – Leveraged Finance: PE Coverage


Fitch Ratings currently seeks a Managing Director with Leveraged Finance experience to join our Corporates Business and Relationship Management (BRM) team in New York.  As part of the Banker and Private Equity Marketing team within BRM, the candidate will work closely with a senior team of experienced Leveraged Finance professionals. The primary role will be responsibility for developing and maintaining relationships with PE firms.     

The principal objective is to generate new Corporate rating mandates through relationship development and consistent, targeted marketing.



  • Efforts shall be focused on developing new and enhancing existing relationships with senior PE professionals, ultimately leading to new ratings mandates, revenue opportunities and dialogue across the fixed income capital markets
  • Liaise with other BRM colleagues in New York, Chicago and on the West Coast (Banker, PE, Issuer and Investor teams), as well as EMEA groups to coordinate firm messaging, target lists and assist in the development of relationships
  • Responsible for research, development, preparation and presentation of arguments to external parties highlighting factors which differentiate Fitch and its published ratings and research from the competition
  • Developing pitch books, marketing case studies and content to a specific sector or vertical for an upcoming or prospective meeting
  • Creating, coordinating and implementing outreach plans


Position Requirements:

  • Minimum 10+ years’ experience in Leveraged Finance at an Investment Bank in Leveraged Capital Markets/Syndicate or Sponsor Coverage with a preference for candidates with a current network of PE relationships
  • Ability to travel as required

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 $350,000 and $400,000.   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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