Associate Director, Infrastructure Ratings
5 - 7 years experience • Professional, Scientific & Technical Services
S&P Global is the world's foremost provider of financial market intelligence, including independent credit ratings, indices, risk evaluation, investment research and data. With roughly 20,000 employees, including wholly owned affiliates, located in 21 countries, S&P Global is an essential part of the world's financial infrastructure and has played a leading role for more than 150 years in providing investors with the independent benchmarks they need to feel more confident about their investment and financial decisions.
The Team / The Business
The Global Infrastructure Practice is an analytical practice established by S&P Global to continue to develop our ratings franchise in an area of strong growth and to leverage our significant global infrastructure expertise across the full range of infrastructure asset classes. Analytical team members reside in 24 locations around the world and work on a diverse range of infrastructure transactions globally. We also work on transactions in partnership with other practices on a regular basis. Most of our new ratings work on our team is focused on public-private partnerships.
The Associate Director Ratings Analyst undertakes rigorous analytical work and is proficient in conducting research and fundamental credit analysis, analyzing financial statements, building financial models and forecasts, and writing analytical reports on rated infrastructure companies and projects. The successful candidate is able to work effectively in a fast paced environment, possess strong interpersonal and communication skills, is customer-oriented, and demonstrates excellent presentation skills in front of internal and external audiences.
As an Associate Director, you are working as part of the Infrastructure Ratings group at S&P Global Ratings. A qualified Associate Director typically maintains direct analytical responsibility for a portfolio of rated project finance issuers. These responsibilities include ongoing surveillance and rating recommendations, repeat analytical contact with rated entities’ senior management, and presentation of analytical findings to internal and external constituencies. A high performing Associate Director is likely to be considered for rating more complex and higher profile issuers, as well as for investor outreach. With experience, an Associate Director is expected to help mentor junior employees. We prepare our most successful Associate Directors to become our future senior analysts that act as spokespersons and senior analytical leaders in sector teams.
• Bachelor’s degree is required, Master’s degree and/or CFA a plus.
• 5+ years of experience in the financial services industry.
• Strong analytical skills with a deep understanding of financial statement analysis and accounting concepts.