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Director, Corporate Research, CreditSights Singapore

Requisition ID:  46684
Business Unit:  Fitch Solutions
Category:  Credit Analysis & Research
Location: 

Singapore, SG

Date Posted:  Jul 3, 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, employees work in an environment where they can be their true selves. Our inclusive and progressive approach helps us to keep a balanced perspective. 

 

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.

 

 

CreditSights,a member of Fitch Group, is currently seeking a full-time APAC Senior Corporate Credit Analyst based out of our Singapore office.
 

CreditSights is a leading independent credit research provider, headquartered in New York. We produce fundamental and quantitative research on bond issuers in the US, Europe and Asia. The firm has a large number of institutional clients around the world, including banks, investment advisors, mutual funds, pension managers, insurance companies, hedge funds, private equity firms and corporations. The company is owned by the Fitch Group. Our Singapore office produces research on Asian corporates and financial institutions.

 

What We Offer:

  • An independent platform from which to articulate your views on credits and sectors.
  • The ability to influence APAC credit markets by highlighting investment opportunities.
  • A competitive salary and a congenial work environment.

We’ll Count on You To:

  • Lead the corporates research team in conducting fundamental credit analysis of corporates in Mainland China/Hong Kong/South Korea/Japan/Australia and their $ bonds.
  • Meet current and prospective clients to discuss and market CreditSights’ research products, in conjunction with our sales team.
  • Collaborate with other Asia-Pacific credit analysts on common topics, such as sector-level analysis or relative value views.
  • Manage and training junior research analysts.
  • Interact with colleagues in our New York and London offices on research topics to ensure common views on market outlook and sectoral views.
  • Occasionally travel overseas to meet CreditSights clients or meet issuers.

What You Need to Have:

  • At least 7 years’ experience conducting corporate credit research related to APAC markets. A record of previous publications would be preferred.
  • An in-depth understanding of credit market conditions and dynamics, broad trends across key corporate sectors, and country-level macro conditions.
  • Strong financial modelling skills.
  • Excellent English writing skills; able to write quickly and prolifically. 
  • Fluency in Mandarin, as the candidate will be responsible for China corporate coverage and may need to communicate with issuers and investors in Chinese. Outstanding candidates who do not have Mandarin capability could also be considered.
  • A record of extensive issuer/investor interaction.
  • Familiarity with using databases such as WIND, Dealogic and Bloomberg.
  • Ability to multi-task, a strong work ethic.
  • Ability to work well in a small team.
  • Undergraduate / post graduate degree. CFA designation seen favourably.

What Would Make You Stand Out:

  • Demonstrated capability across both IG and HY markets, across sectors.
  • Experience in analysing non-China property distressed credits.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • A can-do attitude to roll up sleeves and publish research quickly.
  • A flexible attitude to pivot to the latest client interests.

 

Why CreditSights?

CreditSights was founded over 20 years ago with the goal of producing insightful, impartial research that would allow our clients to make prudent, profitable investment decisions in the global credit markets. CreditSights is a Fitch Solutions Company.

Our global institutional client base includes banks, investment advisors, mutual funds, pension managers, insurance companies, hedge funds, private equity investors and corporations. The independent research we provide is a leading voice in global credit markets, with our experts contributing to market news in Bloomberg, CNBC, Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Business Insider, Barron’s and many more.

 

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.

For more information please visit our websites:  www.fitchratings.com www.fitchsolutions.com www.fitchlearning.com

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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