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Credit Analyst, Financial Institutions Banks - Director Level

London, United Kingdom, Permanent

Posted: 2 days ago


Fitch Group is a global leader in financial information services with operations in more than 30 countries. Fitch Group is comprised of: Fitch Ratings, a global leader in credit ratings and research; Fitch Solutions, an industry-leading provider of credit risk products and services; and Fitch Learning, a preeminent training and professional development firm. With dual headquarters in London and New York, Fitch Group is owned by Hearst.

Fitch Ratings has an open culture where employees are able to exchange ideas and perspectives, throughout the organization, irrespective of their seniority. Your voice will be heard allowing you to have a real impact. We embrace diversity and appreciate authenticity, employees work in an environment where they can be their true selves. Our inclusive and progressive approach helps us to keep a balanced perspective.

Fitch complies with all laws governing employment in each jurisdiction in which it operates, and provides equal opportunity to all applicants and employees. All applications will be considered without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, and other status protected by applicable laws.

Department & Role Overview

The Fitch Ratings Financial Institutions Group has actively built the agency into the global leader in bank credit rating coverage. Our experienced analysts provide comprehensive, timely and transparent coverage of major institutions around the world, as well as unparalleled coverage of smaller companies. Our analysts offer a diversity of talent and backgrounds, with experience in regulatory oversight, counterparty analysis, auditing, investment banking, buy-side investing and more.


We are currently looking for a Director to join our banks team in London, focusing on the ratings primarily of banks in the United Kingdom. The successful candidate will be involved in the following activities:

  • Taking responsibility for a portfolio of issuer ratings, including the preparation of rating committee documentation.

  • Writing and publishing comprehensive rating reports on individual issuers (based on public information and management meetings with the rated entities).

  • Regular interaction with contacts at issuers and liaison with issuers' senior management at rating meetings.

  • Participation in credit rating committees for banks in their allocated region and other countries.

  • Publication of sector-specific research and insightful commentary.

  • Responding to external queries from investors, bankers and other fixed income market participants.

  • Overseeing the work of more junior analysts.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Extensive experience gained as a counterparty, bank or corporate analyst, auditor, regulator, consultant, or relationship manager.

  • Strong numeracy and Excel skills

  • Educated to degree level (with professional qualifications an advantage).

  • Excellent demonstrable written and verbal communication skills in English; knowledge of a second European language (French, German, Spanish) would be an advantage.

  • The ability to work independently as well as being a good team player.

  • The ability to cope with time pressure and work to deadlines is essential.

Fitch is committed to providing global securities markets with objective, timely, independent and forward-looking credit opinions. To protect Fitch's credibility and reputation, our employees must take every precaution to avoid conflicts of interests or any appearance of a conflict of interest. Should you be successful in the recruitment process at Fitch Ratings you will asked to declare any securities holdings and other potential conflicts for you and your Family Members prior to commencing employment. If you, or your Family Members, have any holdings that may conflict with your work responsibilities, they must be sold before beginning work. In certain roles, employees and their Family Members may be limited to investments in diversified mutual funds only.

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Full Time
London, United Kingdom