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Market Research Associate

Requisition ID:  46596
Business Unit:  Fitch Ratings
Category:  Business Development & Sales

New York, NY, US

Date Posted:  Jul 11, 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.


Market Research Associate


The Market Research Associate role is housed within the U.S. Corporate Finance Business Relationship Management (BRM) group based in New York


The candidate will be a key member of the team. This role will suit someone who is seeking to develop a career in a front-line relationship management/marketing role.


What We Offer:

  • Exposure to many facets of both Investment Grade and Leveraged Finance businesses
  • Client facing opportunities
  • Dedication to team work


We’ll Count on You To:

  • The candidate will support the senior members of the US Corporate Finance BRM Team in managing and developing Fitch’s relationships both internally and externally
  • The role requires a basic understanding of the debt capital markets and ratings business. Some exposure to corporate credit analysis is helpful 
  • The candidate will be responsible for research, development, and preparation of marketing materials under guidance from senior members of the team.  Individual must be self-sufficient and adept at putting together PowerPoint presentations and working with Excel spreadsheets
  • The candidate will be responsible for maintaining and enhancing quantitative models and databases
  • The candidate will need to monitor fixed income market news, debt issuances, corporate refinancings, LBOs, and M&A activities, and to look out for Fitch rating opportunities


What You Need to Have:

  • New Grads and upcoming grads in Summer 2024 strongly encouraged to apply!
  • Bachelor’s degree required, preferably with a degree in Business, Finance or Economics
  • 0-1 years of relevant work experience, knowledge of debt capital markets is a plus
  • Self-starter who can understand objectives, work independently and is highly motived
  • Ability to analyze and evaluate data demonstrated through marketing materials
  • Great PowerPoint skills and Excel skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Team oriented, with an ability to effectively build relationships both externally and internally
  • High level of focus on work quality and attention to detail


What Would Make You Stand Out:

  • Resourceful
  • Organized
  • Positive


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 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 $65,000 and $80,000.   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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Nearest Major Market: Manhattan
Nearest Secondary Market: New York City

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