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Criteria - Director, Ratings Performance Analytics (Toronto)

Requisition ID:  46151
Business Unit:  Fitch Group
Category:  Credit Analysis & Research

Toronto, ON, CA

Date Posted:  Jan 26, 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.


Director – Ratings Performance Analytics (RPA) Team

Fitch RPA Team is currently seeking a Director based out of our New York, Chicago, or Toronto office.


The Ratings Performance Analytics (RPA) team is part of the Criteria Review and Approval Group which reports to the Chief Risk Officer. The core objective of the department is to ensure the quality, transparency and consistency of Fitch’s credit rating criteria and models.


The RPA team focuses on producing transition and default studies and other indicators of ratings performance for external publication, support of the criteria review process, and inclusion in key regulatory filings. RPA works closely with Fitch’s Criteria Officers and the teams at Fitch that ensure our ongoing compliance with global regulations.


What We Offer:

  • As a senior member of the RPA team (at the Director level), you will have the opportunity to review and analyze historical ratings data across all sectors such as ABS, CMBS, Covered Bonds, RMBS, Structured Credit, corporates, financial institutions, insurance, sovereigns, etc.
  • You will also have the opportunity to engage with a broad range of market participants who use Fitch’s transition and default studies and discuss Fitch’s historical ratings data as well as recent rating performance related publications.

We’ll Count on You To:

  • You will be working with senior analysts/group heads to produce external publications for all asset classes.
  • You will be responsible for producing ratings analytics reports which are crucial to Fitch’s periodic filings with key regulatory entities around the world (U.S. SEC, ESMA, FCA, MAS, CNBV etc.). 

What You Need to Have:

  • 5yrs experience in credit rating analysis, quantitative, or financial field.
  • Master-level degree in relevant academic field (economics, finance, etc.) required, advanced accreditation such as CFA or Certificate in Quantitative Finance a plus.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong analytical skills and proficiency in Excel.
  • Python, VBA and SQL programming knowledge preferred.
  • Experience working with relational/non-relational databases and understanding of storage technologies (Oracle, MySQL, Teradata) a plus.
  • Strong attention to detail and problem-solving ability.
  • Self-motivated with ability to manage timelines across multiple projects.

What Would Make You Stand Out:

  • Knowledge/experience in finance/accounting, economics or capital markets preferred.
  • Previous publication experience preferred.


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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