We have an opportunity for a Director in Scope's Public Finance Team to join an international team of rating analysts and to become responsible for the credit analysis of a portfolio of sovereign governments and public sector entities.
Your tasks & responsibilities
Conduct ratings and research on a portfolio of Sovereigns, Supranational and public-sector entities in Europe and globally
Identify, initiate and undertake rigorous quantitative and qualitative economic, financial and political risk analysis
Lead rating committee discussions, make recommendations for rating actions
Production of high-quality rating reports and sector research, demonstrating Scope's fundamental understanding of macroeconomic and sovereign trends
Conduct investor, issuer and arranger outreach, and interviews with the press presenting and explaining Scope's analytical approach and country views
Must be an independent leader while meeting clearly defined deadlines
Development and training of junior analysts, further developing the Public Finance team
Support the team's administrative functions with regard to compliance and regulation
Your professional profile
7+ years of relevant experience in sovereign/supranational risk analysis and/or applied economics gained from a ministry of finance, central bank, supranational, rating agency or macroeconomic research house
Strong understanding of macroeconomics and a keen interest and awareness of international and political affairs
Graduate degree in economics or equivalent (MA, MBA)
Relevant experience with international capital markets for sovereign supranational, and/or sub-sovereign debt would be an advantage
Strong quantitative skills (economics, econometrics, accounting, finance). Proficient in Excel and PowerPoint
Proficient written and oral communication skills in English and one other European language, particularly German, would be advantageous
Your personal profile
Excellent written skills are a must, particularly in producing high calibre research (economic publication track record is an advantage), and extensive public speaking experience is a plus.
Able to take ownership and responsibility for tasks and projects that involve both independent and teamwork.
Confident and professional appearance and high social and communication skills
Accountable and reliable person of highest integrity
We offer a challenging position, with wide-ranging responsibilities and the opportunity to engage with the European market, in an internationally-oriented company with a 15-year history. A friendly, open-minded team with a flat hierarchy awaits you. We make quality visible – join us and take part!
We look forward to learning more about you from your convincing application. Please apply online using our application tool quoting the reference "20170226". Please note: For non-EU applicants, a valid German work permit and German residence is a prerequisite for this job position.