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Fitch Ratings is a leading provider of credit ratings, commentary and research. Dedicated to providing value beyond the rating through independent and prospective credit opinions, Fitch Ratings offers global perspectives shaped by strong local market experience and credit market expertise. The additional context, perspective and insights we provide have helped fund a century of growth and enables you to make important credit judgments with confidence.
The US Public Finance State and Local Government Team covers over 1,600 issuers throughout the United States. The team provides credit ratings for U.S. states and local government general obligation, lease revenue and dedicated tax bonds.
Fitch Ratings is seeking a credit analyst with 1-3 years of public finance related experience. The primary responsibilities of the successful candidate will be to focus on the analysis and rating of bonds and issuers in the United States.
Responsibilities will primarily include: ??? Working on ratings analysis and research on new and existing tax supported transactions. Evaluating credit structures and participating in transactional and non-transactional research. ??? Identifying relevant trends, assessing their credit impact and highlighting these trends in updated industry and market focused reports/presentations. ??? Gathering and analyzing quantitative and qualitative data and legal documents for the purpose of producing ratings, publishing credit reports, and contributing to special research reports. ??? Meeting with senior management of issuers, investment bankers and financial advisors, to produce these ratings and reports for general publication.
Qualifications: ??? Proven credit skills gained in a bank credit department, a rating agency, buy side credit department, etc. ??? Bachelor's or Master's degree in Public/Government Administration, Political Science, Economics, Finance or Business preferred. ??? Solid writing and verbal communication skills. ??? Proficiency in Word and Excel. ??? Ability to read and understand bond documents and ask probing questions to issuers and their advisers. ??? Demonstrated ability to lead and handle multiple tasks in a fast paced environment. ??? Ability to work to tight deadlines and display a strong degree of flexibility to take on additional responsibilities, as required
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