CLO Ratings Analyst

Less than 5 years experience  •  Financial Services

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 08/14/17
New York, NY
Less than 5 years experience
Financial Services
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 08/14/17

The Role / Responsibilities:

The individual will be primarily responsible for the analysis of the quantitative, structural, legal, and credit aspects of CLOs and other structured credit transactions, publishable research, and special projects intended to enhance Moody's analytics and research. Thecandidate will be expected to lead rating committees and offer his or her analysis of the potential credit impact of the terms of thetransaction documents. At times, the individual will work closely with legal analysts and other supporting staff in rating transactions.


  • Act a lead rating analyst for cash flow CLOs and other structured credit transactions. Model cash flows and analyze transaction documents for the purpose of determining credit risk and ratings
  • Communicate with clients, including arrangers, issuers, investors, and outside legal expert
  • Write publishable research, including transaction-related reports, articles and in-depth reports on credit issues affecting the industry

The Department / Team:

The Structured Credit Group (SCG) reviews a wide range of securitization structures comprising collateralized loan obligations (CLOs), structured notes, repackaged bond transactions, and other structured credit products.


 Master’s degree in Finance, Economics, Statistics, Applied Mathematics, Financial Engineering or related quantitative field with at least3 years in the offered occupation of Financial Analyst or related occupation involving credit analysis for structured finance credit transactions. Knowledge of CLO transactions is a must. Candidates with a undergraduate degree but with strong CLO work experiences will also be considered.

 Excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills essential

 Strong modeling skills and ability to perform cash flow analysis with MS Excel or other structured finance analytical tools

 Strong analytical orientation

 Working knowledge of legal matters involving structuring and operation of structured transactions

 Sound judgment and highest ethical standards

 Capable of developing independent opinions and defending own views

 Professional, pro-active, flexible, diligent and dependable

 Ability to adapt to changing market conditions and business environment

 Highly organized and efficient, with ability to multi-task and meet tight deadlines

 Ability to work on own initiative, without the need for close supervision

 Rating agency related experience is a plus




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