Analyst - NBFI - London - French Speaker
Fitch Solutions
3d ago

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Department overview :

The Fitch Ratings Financial Institutions Group has actively built the agency into the global leader in bank credit rating coverage with strong market positions in banks and increasingly non-bank financial institutions (NBFI).

Our experienced analysts provide comprehensive, timely and transparent coverage of major institutions around the world, as well as unparalleled coverage of smaller companies.

Our analysts offer a diversity of talent and backgrounds, with experience in regulatory oversight, counterparty analysis, auditing, investment banking, buy-side investing and more.

The NBFI team forms part of the Financial Institutions Group and covers a range of NBFI segments, including investment managers, securities firms, finance and leasing companies along with exchanges and clearing houses in the EMEA region.

The EMEA NBFI team is based in London and Frankfurt.

Job Description :

We are currently looking for a French-speaking Analyst to join our NBFI team in London. The coverage will focus on finance companies and other NBFI issuers operating in both developed European Union markets and emerging EMEA countries.

The successful candidate will have a strong background in financial institutions and / or corporate credit analysis.

Primary duties will include :

  • Monitoring a portfolio of issuer ratings, including performing analysis of quantitative and qualitative factors and preparation of rating committee documentation.
  • Participation in credit rating committees for NBFI issuers' in the EMEA and other regions.
  • Writing and publishing comprehensive rating reports on individual issuers.
  • Regular interaction with issuers and liaison with issuers’ senior management at rating meetings / calls.
  • Publication of sector-specific research and insightful commentary.
  • Responding to external queries from investors, bankers and other fixed income market participants.
  • Qualifications and Experience :

    Suitable candidates should have the following qualifications and experience :

  • Meaningful analytical experience, ideally in credit- or audit-related fields, gained from working at a commercial / investment bank, accountancy firm, buy-side firm, rating agency, or similar.
  • Background in either financial institutions or corporate credit analysis. Experience in analysing one or several of Fitch’s NBFI sectors (finance and leasing companies, investment managers, securities firms, or financial market infrastructure companies) and / or experience in leveraged finance credit analysis is desirable.
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English is essential.
  • Proficiency in French is strongly desired. Proficiency in other European languages is desired but not essential.
  • Good educational background to at least a first university degree level, preferably with professional qualifications (such as CFA, ACA, ACCA).
  • Ability to work independently as well as being a good team player.
  • Ability to cope with time pressure and work to deadlines.
  • Strong writing and communication skills as well as strong command of financial statement analysis.
  • Experience with spreadsheet creation and analysis.
  • This position will involve occasional travel.

    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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