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Analyst, Maritime

The Role: Platts Ocean Intelligence, a unit of S&P Global, is one of the world’s premier marine industry credit information providers, with teams in London, Singapore, Houston, Mumbai and New York.

Platts Ocean Intelligence is looking for a Maritime Analyst for our London office. Reporting directly to the Manager of the London team, Analysts research, assess and write time-sensitive, insightful marine credit reports on the commercial operations, fleet, financial standing and creditworthiness of shipping and trading companies.
Most but not all subject companies profiled are privately-owned and often not inclined to provide commercial and financial information. As a result, market knowledge and a strong industry network (among both suppliers and operators across the business) is vital for assembling these reports. Clients are bunker suppliers, ship charterers, lawyers, container lessors and others.

The Impact:  Compiling such reports includes: gathering commercial, financial and legal information on target companies from a variety of sources; interviewing decision makers, managers, drawing conclusions, and deciding on a credit assessment score given information gathered.  Prepare presentations and engage directly with clients to present analysis if necessary. Respond to client requests/inquiries for data and analysis.

There will also be opportunities to write articles for Platts publications such as Bunkerworld, The Barrel Blog and others and eventually to present at conferences.

Roles & Responsibilities
• Write insightful, accurate, time-sensitive narrative credit assessment reports as needed: this includes: gathering a variety of commercial and legal information on target companies; interviewing managers, drawing conclusions, all to be compiled into the report.
• Prepare presentations and engage directly with clients to present analysis. Respond to client requests/inquiries for data and analysis.
• Work in close cooperation with fellow analysts and other teams in the US, Singapore and elsewhere.

Mandatory Skills & Qualifications
• BA/BS in business, finance, history , geography, economics or the like; second degree in shipping related subject would be of interest, several years of analytical or journalistic work of the type described is important. 
• Experience in and an understanding of the structure of the maritime industry and marine fuel markets, and a strong familiarity with the types of companies involved. 
• Experience in or exposure to marine or bunker credit analysis is highly desired.
• Superior writing skills
• Superior verbal communication skills. Top notch English fluency.
• A curious, inquisitive and questioning nature. A desire to understand how things work and what is really going on in any given situation; an ability to think laterally (‘out of the box’)
• Effective and methodical research and analysis capabilities.
• Effective interviewing skills
• Strong ability to network, develop and maintain relationships with industry sources among marine fuel suppliers, ship owners and operators, agents, ports, stevedores and others 
• Team Player, Imagination,  Commercial orientation and a sense of humor, is preferred
• Other languages a big plus (Greek, Russian, Turkish, Arabic etc)

About Platts and S&P Global

Platts is a premier source of benchmark price assessments and commodities intelligence. At Platts, the content you generate and the relationships you build are essential to the energy, petrochemicals, metals and agricultural markets.

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S&P Global includes Ratings, Market Intelligence, S&P Dow Jones Indices and Platts. Together, we’re the foremost providers of essential intelligence for the capital and commodities markets.

S&P Global is an equal opportunity employer. Only electronic job submissions will be considered for employment. For special accommodation due to disability, please email and your request will be forwarded to the appropriate individual.

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