Based in Hong Kong you will have lead analytical responsibility for rating transactions primarily across Asia within Transportation, PPP and Power & Renewable sectors.
The rated issuers may be project finance SPVs or enterprises active in these sectors.
Your involvement will take the form of leading on the analysis of new transactions, surveillance on existing publicly or privately rated transactions.
In addition you will be involved in the writing and publishing research reports.
Specific responsibilities will include but may not be limited to the following :
Qualifications and experience :
The ability to identify quickly the key risk factors in a transaction is an essential requirement. You will already have gained a solid experience over a few years within the infrastructure sector in an analytical role within a financial services firm.
Your experience will need to include transactions in the APAC region and specifically China. As a result, you will have good understanding of some sectors, developed excellent Excel and financial modelling skills to support your analysis, as well as gathered an understanding of capital structures and financial documentation.
You will have a minimum of five years’ experience, overall, in an analytical role for the position of Associate Director.
You must possess demonstrable written and verbal communication skills coupled with the ability to formulate and deliver clear and concise opinions within robust analytical rationale as you will have regular interaction with ratings committees as well as issuers, bankers and other external parties.
Additionally, you must be able to ask probing questions of companies and their advisers and keep fully up to date with sector trends in order to assess the impact on particular transactions.
Given the requirement for rating agencies to provide independent opinions, strength of character and discipline is required and you must be able to appreciate the wider regulatory environment in which Fitch operates.
You should be able to work independently in an international environment while also being a good team player, being able to cope with time pressure and deadlines, handle multiple assignments simultaneously, and being happy to travel for short periods.
Fluency in Mandarin and English, both verbal and written, is essential.
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To apply, please submit a short cover letter stating your suitability for the role plus details of any valid visa that you hold and your up-to-date CV.
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