Rating Analyst/ Research Assistant, Sovereign & International Public Finance

  • Competitive
  • Singapore
  • Permanent, Full time
  • S&P Global
  • 14 Nov 18

Rating Analyst/ Research Assistant, Sovereign & International Public Finance

JobDescription :
The Role: Rating Analyst / Research Assistant - Sovereign & International Public Finance

The Location: Singapore

The Team / The Business: You will join a very collegial and professional team of analysts that works on credits across Asia. We are looking for someone who can get up to speed quickly. Rating analysts are a key part of the success of the department and make meaningful contributions every day

The Impact: You will be integrated into a group with high expectations and can expect to have a notable impact. You will be responsible for the development of spreadsheet statistics and databases and will be actively involved in developing rating committee presentations, portfolio reviews and commentaries

What's in it for you: As a Rating Analyst, you will participate in the evaluation of the credit quality of sovereigns, regional and local governments, and public sector entities, as it relates to their ability to repay debt obligations. You will be responsible for aggregating data and information to present to rating committees. You will interact with clients, make presentations, and prepare reports for internal and external distribution


  • Collect and analyze economic and financial information specific to a country, market or organization
  • Conduct market sector or statistical analysis and interpret key market data elements into relevant information
  • Leverages broad scope of knowledge when performing analysis on data sets
  • Performs high level analytic or modeling
  • Focuses on theory and concepts, applying quantitative or analytical skills to complete projects/studies/tasks
  • Works closely with senior analysts to update presentation and analytical information
  • Conducts research including identifying data, data input, and statistical analysis of results and creates and maintains data and analysis reports

What we're looking for:
  • BS/BA or similar degree with quantitative experience and/or studies in finance, government/public policy, economics, or similar fields
  • 2-4 years work experience in a related field
  • Pursuing CFA designation or Masters in Economics/Public policy/Finance or similar fields will be ideal
  • Advanced knowledge of and proficiency in Excel/Access, and ability to manipulate extremely large data sets
  • Strong computer skills, including Word and PowerPoint; ability to use MS Access a plus
  • Familiarity with third-party data providers (Bloomberg, CEIC, Wind), economic statistics, and econometrics
  • Ability to work in a deadline-driven environment
  • Ability to be highly organized, detail-oriented and to multitask
  • A demonstrated interest in the government sector and how they work
  • Strong work ethic and ability to work well both independently and as part a team
  • Strong ability to work with financial models and data, including cash flow and credit models
  • Strong communication skills and ability to interact confidently with clients
  • Candidates with less experience will be considered as Research Assistant

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 www.spglobal.com/ratings

S&P Global is an equal opportunity employer committed to making all employment decisions without regard to race/ethnicity, gender, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, color, creed, religion, national origin, age, disability, marital status (including domestic partnerships and civil unions), sexual orientation, military veteran status, unemployment status, or other legally protected categories, subject to applicable law.