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 encouraging an environment where employees can be their true selves. Our inclusive and progressive approach helps us to keep a balanced perspective. Fitch is also committed to supporting its employees by advancing conversations around diversity, equity and inclusion. Fitch’s Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) have been established by employees who have joined together as a workplace community based on similar backgrounds or life experiences. Fitch’s ERGs are available to connect employees with others within the organization to offer professional and personal support. 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. Department overview: The Global Infrastructure and Project Finance Group (GIG) is responsible for the credit ratings of companies and non-recourse project finance transactions mainly in the transportation, energy, and social infrastructure sectors. Globally, GIG consists of around 65 analysts with backgrounds particularly in project finance, structured finance, corporate finance and public finance. The portfolio includes public and private ratings covering a variety of transaction types, including project finance, corporate finance and structured finance. The issuers include owners of airports, toll roads, ports, rail infrastructure, power plants, oil and gas facilities, renewable assets or public private partnerships. The team’s output consists mainly of annual surveillance reviews, new ratings and sector research reports which are published primarily through Fitch’s website. The senior analysts present regularly to market participants at conferences and other events. Responsibilities: Based in London, Madrid or Frankfurt, you will report to a Director in the EMEA GIG Team. You will have primary and secondary analytical responsibility for rating transactions within the transport sector (eg. toll roads, airports, ports) and / or the energy sector (eg. wind, solar, thermal or waste to energy power as well as oil and gas) as well a social infrastructure PPPs, UK Whole Business Securitisations and European Sports transactions. In addition, you will be involved in the writing and publishing of research projects as well as outreach activities for the transport sector. Specific responsibilities will include but may not be limited to the following: Undertake, as Primary and Secondary Analyst, credit ratings on new transactions. Conduct regular reviews on a number of existing public and private ratings. Closely follow developments surrounding rated transactions and the overall infra transport sectors, assessing the potential impact on the transaction and maintaining contact with related parties. Present credits to internal rating committees. Participate and contribute in rating committees for other rated transactions. Prepare rating action as well as non-rating action commentaries and reports for publication. Lead and participate in the preparation of special research reports. Lead and participate in internal project initiatives. Support the team in outreach activities, including conducting research and drafting presentations Qualifications and experience: The ability to identify quickly the key risk factors in a transaction is an essential requirement. Prior 1-2 years’ experience in an analytical role within a financial services firm, investment management or corporates is a requirement. Some experience in transportation and / or energy infrastructure would be an advantage but not a requirement. You will have developed excellent Excel and financial modelling skills to support your analysis, as well as gathered an understanding of capital structures. Equally, Word and Power Point skills are a requisite. 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 interactions 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. Fluency in English is a prerequisite. Additional language skills would be an advantage. You must show flexibility, be autonomous and take responsibility of your job. Additionally, you must have initiative, propose solutions and ideas as well as be able to work with tight deadlines in a fast-paced and multi-cultural environment to achieve clear goals. 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. Fitch Group is a global leader in financial information services with operations in more than 30 countries. Wholly owned by the Hearst Corporation, we are comprised of three main businesses: Fitch Ratings | Fitch Solutions | Fitch Learning. For more information please visit our websites: www.fitchratings.com | www.fitchsolutions.com | www.fitchlearning.com 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 interests 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. 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