ARC is currently looking for Analysts to join its fast growing Structured Finance team based in Maidstone, Kent and Lisbon, Portugal.
Present to and discuss recommendations for new ratings or rating changes with a rating committee and communicate ARC's credit opinions externally for new Structured Finance ratings as well as review and surveillance of existing ratings.
Assume responsibility for rating Structured Finance transactions (with guidance)
Compile loss models and cash flow models related to structured finance transactions.
Monitoring and surveillance of existing transactions and respective performance triggers.
Participation in, and ideally initiate, ad-hoc sector commentaries and topical research.
Ability to provide input to rating methodologies
Attend meetings with client management
Liaising and communicating ratings and rating rationale to senior management of client companies
Interaction with issuers, investors and bankers.
Compilation and maintenance of a peer comparison database as well as some involvement with analysis of corporate ratings.
The structured finance sector includes (in whatever jurisdiction) any securitisation, any covered bond, and structured bond, any secured bond, credit linked securities, any asset backed funding vehicles/programmes, structured credit/equity, preference shares, hybrid equity, subordinated debt, structured arbitrage vehicles/programmes, project finance transactions, and any other type of structured transactions not specifically mentioned above.
Analytical skills evidenced by experience in an analytical or similar role (an advantage)
Previous Structured Finance experience an advantage, but not essential
Strong quantitative skills
Cash-flow modelling / spread sheet creation skills – High level of ability with Excel
Good written and verbal communications skills in English
Ability to communicate well with senior management
Pro-active, self-motivated professional, who works well in a team environment, as well as on an individual basis
Ability to handle numerous projects simultaneously and work under pressure
Ability to prioritise and to work to deadlines
Ability to travel across EMEA on a regular basis as required
Please send C.V.s and cover email, stating interest in Kent or Lisbon to Michelle Ellis by email to: email@example.com