Associate Director - Credit research
A large financial services organisation are looking for an Associate director to join their Credit research department.
The companys EMEA Structured Finance (SF) team maintains existing ratings and assigns ratings to new structured finance transactions. Our experienced team of around 120 analysts provide timely and transparent coverage of the rated securities and the asset markets they rely upon.
The team monitors over 1,100 transactions across four main asset classes: Asset-Backed Securities, Residential Mortgage-Backed Securities, Commercial Mortgage-Backed Securities and Structured Credit. The underlying assets are from a diverse range of sectors including lending to consumers, housing, SMEs, high-yield corporates and commercial real estate.
The company's structured finance analysis incorporates disparate elements including assessment of macroeconomic, legal and operational risks using quantitative and qualitative methods. The clarity of our analytical thinking is highly valued by the investor community and we use reports, meetings, videos and presentations to disseminate our transaction-specific and sector-wide messages.
This newly created role will report to a managing director creating a small team responsible for delivering SF research content for external users. The team operates across the EMEA SF department, identifying topics of interest to the investor community and preparing high-quality content to deliver our credit messages. The successful candidate is likely to be an enthusiastic writer who revels in combining different types of information into clear and succinct messages.
Based in the London SF team, the role will also involve communication and liaison with SF teams in other European offices and further afield, and other analytical groups across the organisation.
The role will involve:
Collaborating with analysts to generate research ideas and facilitate effective delivery of our credit opinions to external parties.Preparing content for dissemination. Content may be delivered by publications ranging from short, opinionated commentaries to more detailed research reports, and through meetings, presentations, videos and podcasts.Interrogating data to identify patterns and key messages.Independently researching current topics in economics, financial and asset markets, and regulation as they relate to structured finance transactions.
The ideal candidate will have the following attributes/experience:
Previous experience working in a research, analytical or content creation role.Proven track record of producing high-quality content such as research reports for internal or external users.Excellent written and verbal communication skills.Ability to assimilate and organise information from a range of sources to construct clear messages.An understanding of economic and financial principles. Financial market research experience may be an advantage, but is not essential.Ability to work to strict deadlines and manage a mix of short- and longer-term timetables.