Associate: Infrastructure Ratings, Sao Paulo
The Global Infrastructure Practice has an Associate Opening and is looking to fill it as soon as possible. The successful candidate will be based in Sao Paulo and will act as primary analyst for a regional portfolio.
The Role: You will act in an analytical position covering a portfolio of leading regional corporate issuers. As a primary analyst for credits in the Infrastructure sector, you will not only perform analytical work and write reports, but also demonstrate your analytical insight to internal and external audiences in an international working environment.
The Team / Business: The Global Infrastructure Practice was established by S&P Global to expand our ratings franchise in an area of strong growth and to leverage our significant global infrastructure expertise across the full range of infrastructure asset classes. Analytical team members reside in 16 locations globally and work on a diverse range of transactions globally applying different ratings criteria, predominantly corporate and project finance. We also work on transactions in partnership with other practices on a regular basis. Effective teamwork and a thoughtful approach to problem solving are highly valued.
The Impact and Your Skillset: The successful applicant will enhance our ability to efficiently and effectively serve our clients by demonstrating outstanding analytical excellence and the capacity to provide relevant, insightful and compelling analysis. You will analyze original, non-routine and complex situations in a timely, orderly and insightful manner. Developing and maintaining a deep understanding of industry trends and issues.
The Career Opportunity: This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a high performing, global analytical team, covering a sector undergoing important changes and with good potential for professional development.
Responsible for managing a portfolio of credits
Attend meetings and interact with senior management of corporations to obtain information upon which to base credit rating decisions
Actively participate and be engaged in rating committees. Present findings and your rationale to the rating committee
Actively participate in regional and global analytical work groups to maintain and enhance our analytical industry expertise
Prepare a variety of materials suitable for publication (rating reports, press releases) to disseminate and explain our ratings on a timely basis
Prepare commentaries/ papers on areas of expertise for publication
Share knowledge/ participate in initiatives to improve group operations (through sharing analytical expertise, coaching to more junior staff, project work)
Cooperate with non-analytical staff to ensure that the process dimension of the analytical process is properly executed
Demonstrate service excellence and professionalism towards external and internal clients
Understand and implement S&P’s Policies and SOPs
Bachelor degree holder of Finance, Economics or a related subject
Holder of CFA Designation is preferable
3 to 5 years of relevant work experience as a credit analyst, equity research or a relevant industry sector in the financial services industry
Understanding of the Infrastructure space in Brazil
Strong verbal and written communication skills in English (Spanish is a plus)
Solid analytical capability, team player and has good time management skills
Able to multi-task and meet projects with a tight time frame
Ability to work under tight deadlines in a fast-changing, global and regulated environment
Willingness to travel, sometimes at short notice
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 www.spglobal.com/ratings