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 enable you to make important credit judgments with confidence.
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, employees work in an environment where they can be their true selves. Our inclusive and progressive approach helps us to keep a balanced perspective.
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.Job Description
The Model Development Team within Fitch Ratings is looking for quantitative analysts at analyst or senior analyst levels to focus on developing and enhancing rating models for Corporates, Financial Institutions, Insurance, Sovereigns, Public Finance and Infrastructure and Project Finance.
In this position, you will have the opportunity to develop or enhance various models used in the credit rating process including cash flow models, capital models and econometric models. You will be teamed up with other talented developers to design, implement or enhance models, conduct comprehensive testing, and prepare model documentation. Through these projects, you will gain valuable credit modelling experience, a good understanding of rating methodology and criteria and develop knowledge of Fitch's model governance framework and the regulatory environment.Position Requirements
- Bachelor's Degree in quantitative disciplines required
- Quantitative, programming and modelling experience
- Strong Python (preferred) or other programming language required
- Strong Excel and VBA knowledge a plus
- XML, JSON or database skills a plus
- Previous exposure in accounting, finance, credit rating analysis or sashflow modelling a plus
- Capable of explaining and communicating the technical aspects of modelling clearly
- We are unable to sponsor visa applications for this role. The applicant must have a working permit without the need for sponsorship.
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 interest 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.