Risk, Credit Rating Advisory, Analyst, London

  • Competitive
  • London, England, United Kingdom
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Goldman Sachs International
  • 20 Aug 17

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The Risk group is responsible for credit, market and operational risk, model risk, independent liquidity risk, and insurance throughout the firm.

The Credit Rating Advisory group is responsible for providing our Investment Banking clients with advice and services relating to their capital structure, credit profile and credit rating considerations. The group works in tandem with our Investment Banking and Financing Group colleagues to provide integrated corporate finance and financing solutions. At Goldman Sachs, the Credit Rating Advisory group is part of Credit Risk Management and Advisory (CRMA), a department responsible for assessing, managing and advising on credit risks at the Firm. CRMA, which is staffed globally with offices in New York, London, Hong Kong, Tokyo and other major financial centers, leverages its extensive expertise in financial, credit and risk analysis to provide astute and objective judgments to the firm and its clients, in either a transactional or advisory capacity. Members of the Credit Rating Advisory group benefit from this broader integration which provides additional long term career opportunities and diversity across functions. In the context of a very active advisory and financing activity, the team is seeking to recruit a strong candidate to join as an Analyst based in London.


  • Perform capital structure and rating analysis in the context of M&A, LBOs, restructurings, and other strategic transactions
  • Estimate potential rating impact of transactions
  • Develop and audit models applied to credit and rating assessments
  • Assist clients during initial ratings processes
  • Develop knowledge of rating agency methodologies, track evolutions of criteria
  • Establish a network of contacts at the rating agencies

  • 1 year work experience with a credit/debt related function (e.g. rating advisory, corporate finance advisory, rating agency, debt capital markets, credit risk management)
  • Degree in Economics / Finance / Accounting related discipline
  • Experience of assessing credit worthiness and potential credit rating
  • Experience in rating agency methodologies, approaches and processes would be a plus
  • Experience with modelling and financial statements analysis
  • Strong analytical and quantitative skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and to meet multiple deadlines
  • Ability to work flexibly as part of multiple teams and autonomously
  • Ability to juggle changing priorities and a varied workload

The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. is a leading global investment banking, securities and investment management firm that provides a wide range of financial services to a substantial and diversified client base that includes corporations, financial institutions, governments and individuals. Founded in 1869, the firm is headquartered in New York and maintains offices in all major financial centers around the world.

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