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The Role:
S&P Global is seeking a Research Assistant to join its Structured Finance Ratings group as a member of the ABS and RMBS practice. The practice provides credit ratings of structured products that are backed by pools of assets, which may include auto loans, credit card receivables, student loans, or residential mortgages.

The Research Assistant will support senior analysts by building cash flow models and conducting cash flow analyses to stress test the structures and enhancement levels under various economic scenarios, as follows:
• Gain familiarity with ratings criteria and cash flow analysis of asset-backed securities.
• Create cash flow models for ABS issuers across standard asset classes.
• Perform cash flow analysis and synthesize results in a timely manner for new issue ratings and surveillance committees.
• Read legal and operating documents and extract relevant information for cash flow and structure analysis.
• Prepare presentation materials for ratings committees.
• Respond to questions from internal parties on analytical assignments and may participate in calls with external parties.
• Maintain model libraries and databases for ratings surveillance.

Career Opportunity:
Research Assistants who excel will gain more responsibility and have opportunities to work on complex assets.

Our Hiring Manager says:
"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. While based in Dallas, you will report to the analytical team manager in New York, and some travel to New York may be required periodically."

• Bachelor’s degree is required, preferably in a quantitative discipline (3.6 GPA or higher) such as finance, computer science, economics or engineering. Master’s degree is a plus.
• One to two years of work experience is a plus.
• Working knowledge of and comfort with Excel and financial data.
• Familiarity with programming languages or statistical packages (e.g. C++, Python, or VBA) is preferred.
• Excellent verbal and written communications skills are required. Knowledge of Spanish and/or Portuguese is a plus.
• Ability to multi-task and manage deadlines under time pressure.
• Diligent and intellectually curious self-starter with a strong work ethic and a drive to succeed.

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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