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Financial Institutions - Credit Analyst, Associate Director - LatAm Banks, Brazil

Requisition ID:  46052
Business Unit:  Fitch Ratings
Category:  Credit Analysis & Research

São Paulo, BR

Date Posted:  Nov 7, 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.


Financial Institutions – Credit Analyst, Associate Director - LatAm Banks

Fitch Ratings is seeking an experienced professional for our Brazilian Financial Institutions Group to provide high quality credit analysis and timely research on highly visible Brazilian financial institutions.


The successful candidate for this Associate Director level analyst position must be able to demonstrate good skills and experience that will allow for immediate primary coverage of a portfolio of issuers.


What We Offer:

  • Fitch's Financial Institutions group is responsible for the credit ratings of issuers and debt
  • related to banks.
  • Our local portfolio comprises more than 110 entities divided in several groups as such: large private banks, federal and estate owned institutions, small and midsize banks, securities firms and others.

We’ll Count on You To:

  • Communicate clearly, concisely and persuasively analytical opinion both orally and written to internal and external audiences.
  • Read, analyze and interpret issuers’ and market documents;
  • Perform analysis of key quantitative and qualitative factors and financial modeling;
  • Conduct onsite meetings with the senior management of the institutions covered;
  • Present companies to credit rating committee; communicate with external parties, notably issuer’s management;
  • Respond clearly to sensitive inquiries, looking for help with the manager when in doubt;
  • Make effective, persuasive speeches and presentations;
  • Write special reports, credit analysis and articles using original techniques or style.

What You Need to Have:

  • 3+ years relevant experience;
  • Solid professional background with evidence of good credit skills;
  • Knowledge of the Brazilian banking industry;
  • Good presentation skills;
  • Well-developed interpersonal communication skills;
  • Understand accounting concepts and be able to solve logic intellectual and practical
  • problems;
  • Full command of Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point;
  • English and Portuguese fluency (Spanish is also desirable, but not mandatory);
  • Strong English writing skills.

What Would Make You Stand Out:

  • Candidates who are confident, mature and dynamic as well as personable, independent and team player.
  • Candidates who are self-starters and have the experience and ability to cope with
  • time pressure and deadlines.

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.

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