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The Role: Research Assistant – Structured Finance – ABS Primary Ratings

The Location: Centennial, CO

The Team: The Research Assistant supports and assists the Asset-Backed Securities (ABS) analytical team in all aspects of the ratings process.

The Impact: As a Research Assistant, you will be working as part of the Asset-Backed Securities (ABS) team in the Structured Finance Ratings group at S&P Global Ratings. With the guidance of a senior analyst, a qualified Research Assistant typically supports the new issuance and surveillance analytical process for assessing ABS transactions supported by pools of consumer or commercial assets.

What’s in it for you: Structured finance is an important sector of the capital markets and is a key funding source and growth driver for many areas of the economy, including the automotive industry, higher education and real estate. If you are interested in helping to facilitate this growth while challenging yourself in a fast-paced environment, this is the right position for you. It offers the opportunity to work in a collegial culture with great potential for professional development and career growth. To succeed, you must be comfortable with quantitative analysis and have a knack for problem solving.

• Working with collateral pool stratifications and cash flow output.
• Update performance data and collateral information for ABS transactions.
• Conducting research and work to assist in the preparation of documents and presentations for rating committees.
• Attending and participating in ratings committee meetings.
• Maintaining and updating financial and economic information in databases, retrieving source documents, and working with surveillance tracking tools.
• Gain proficiency in the use of ratings criteria.
• Work on special projects as directed by the analytical team manager and or lead analysts.

What We’re Looking For:

Basic Qualifications:
• Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts degree.
• Strong work ethic and ability to work well both independently and as part a team.
• Strong ability to work with financial models and data, including cash flow and credit models.
• Strong communication skills and ability to interact confidently with clients
• Strong computer skills, including MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint
• Ability to work in a deadline-driven environment
• Highly organized, detail-oriented and possess the ability to multitask

Preferred Qualifications:
• Economics or finance degree

About S&P Global Ratings

S&P Global Ratings is the world’s leading provider of independent credit ratings. Our ratings are essential to driving growth, providing transparency and helping educate market participants so they can make decisions with confidence. We have more than 1 million credit ratings outstanding on government, corporate, financial sector and structured finance entities and securities. We offer an independent view of the market built on a unique combination of broad perspective and local insight. We provide our opinions and research about relative credit risk; market participants gain independent information to help support the growth of transparent, liquid debt markets worldwide.


S&P Global Ratings is a division of S&P Global (NYSE: SPGI), which provides essential intelligence for individuals, companies and governments to make decisions with confidence.For more information, visit


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