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Head of Asia Strategy, CreditSights Singapore

Requisition ID:  46219
Business Unit:  Fitch Solutions
Category:  Credit Analysis & Research
Location: 

Singapore, SG

Date Posted:  Feb 9, 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 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 about the 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.

 

CreditSights is seeking a Head of Asia Strategy based out of our Singapore office.

 

CreditSights is the leading independent research provider, whose mission is to originate research which resonates with and is relevant to the most sophisticated participants in the market. The Asia Strategist will play an integral role on the Global Credit Strategy team, which publishes thematic research on the US, Euro, EM and Asia corporate credit markets (Investment Grade, High Yield and Distressed).

 

What We Offer:

  • CreditSights has built a strong distribution platform that consistently reaches 950 institutional clients based in the US, Europe, Middle East, Asia, and Australia; including nearly 15,000 investment professionals and risk managers within these organizations.
  • As a lead Asia Strategist, you will build a high-profile Asia research franchise and relationships with market participants across the buy- and sell-side.
  • The Candidate will join the six person Global Credit Strategy Team.

 

We’ll Count on You To:

  • Engage with portfolio managers and other decision makers by providing thematic recommendations (based on macroeconomic trends, central bank policy, geopolitical risks and market sentiment) and specific trade ideas that fit a range of investment mandates.
  • Own the risk call for the Asia Pacific region including recommendations across markets, geographies, ratings and the curve.  Closely track and analyze market and macro data to develop your own expectations of risks and outlooks.
  • Work closely with the analysts to convey strategy recommendations and ensure that analyst recommendations are relevant to clients. Craft comprehensive sector strategy by fully understanding the main sector narratives and key single name credit stories.
  • Maintain a regular schedule of publishing strategy content and of client engagement through conference calls, in person meetings, presentations and conference participation.
  • Work with the Global Strategy Team to understand the strategy calls in the US, Europe and EM and to ensure consistency in market/economic expectations and recommendations.

 

What You Need to Have:

  • 8-10 years of prior experience in Asia-focused credit research, economics, investment banking or debt capital markets with a demonstrated interest in financial markets, specifically investment research.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills with a desire to work in a team environment.
  • Attention to detail, intellectual curiosity, and ability to work independently.

 

What Would Make You Stand Out:

  • Grad degree, CFA Level 1 or higher, and experience with Python.
  • Ability to work independently, use technology, and leverage the collective expertise of colleagues across teams at CreditSights.

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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