The International Public Finance Group (IPF) is responsible for assigning and maintaining international credit ratings on public entities and their debt issues. The Group currently maintains more than 220 public ratings (and a number of private ratings) on local and regional governments and public sector entities mainly in Europe, but including also in the Middle-East and Africa. The Group consists of 25 analysts, 4 of which are based in Paris, primarily covering public ratings in France and in other French speaking countries in Europe and Africa. The rest of the Group is based in Milan, Barcelona, Frankfurt, Warsaw and Moscow, covering the rest of Europe, Africa and Middle East.
The successful candidate will have strong current experience of economic and financial analysis, ideally in Public Finance. The role will concentrate on local and regional governments and public entities, primarily in Italy and sub-Sahara African countries; however there will also opportunities to be involved in other EMEA countries.
Data analysis related to the public sector entities, local governments sector and individual issuers
Monitoring a portfolio of issuer ratings, preparation of rating committee documentation and discussing credit analyses in rating committees
Writing and publishing of comprehensive rating reports on individual issuers
Prepare and participate in management meetings with the rated entities
Participation in credit rating committees for local governments and public entities in both your allocated region and other countries.
Regular interaction with external contacts at issuers and liaison with issuers' senior management at rating meetings
Publication of sector-specific research and insightful commentaries
Responding to external queries from investors, bankers and other fixed income market participants and the media together with more senior analysts
Complying at any time with rating policies and procedures and with regulations on credit rating agencies.
Plus other duties as required
It is important that the candidate should be able to work independently in an international environment while also being a good team player, being able to cope with time pressure and deadlines, and being happy to travel for short periods.