The opportunity is for an Associate Managing Director to take on management responsibility for a rating team in Hong Kong and Shanghai that covers a growing portfolio of companies predominantly in Greater China, as well as Korea. The portfolio covers a range of sectors, including power, gas, and water utilities, toll roads, mass transit, and other infrastructure sectors.
The successful candidate will be responsible for managing a team of six analysts. The focus of this team is to provide insightful credit analysis and research, manage Moody's relationships with infrastructure entities in the North Asia region (mainly in China), ensure rating accuracy, and engage proactively on investor outreach. The candidate will be accountable for the team meeting its objectives in these areas.
As manager of the team, this AMD will drive constructive relationships with senior level executives from major companies and government officials on ratings matters, drive the team's research activity on broad sector topics as well as issuer-specific research, and serve as a key spokesperson for Moody's across the North Asia region on credit and industry topics.
We are searching for a seasoned credit professional who demonstrates depth and experience in the areas detailed herein. Highly skilled candidates with corporate credit experience will also be considered. Mandarin speaking capability is preferred for qualified candidates.
Ensure the team maintains accurate and timely ratings, with clearly articulated ratings rationale.
Develop in-depth knowledge of the assigned region and drive thought leadership initiatives to enhance our analytics and high quality research impact
Deliver consistent best in class service to issuers through regular interaction at senior levels, including annual review meetings, transparency meetings and ad hoc meetings as necessary.
Develop and implement a research strategy for the team. Review research reports to ensure the team delivers timely and insightful research.
Enhance Moody's franchise by actively participating in outreach events such as investor briefings, teleconferences and conference participation as opportunity arises, in order to ensure Moody's view is consistently communicated to market participants.
Manage and allocate team workloads within team resource constraints and balancing service to issuers and investors with maintenance of a healthy work life balance within the team.
Provide clear direction to team, ensure ongoing professional development of the analysts, and support talent development
Maintain an active dialogue with credit standards and strategy and other key internal groups.
Actively support Cultural of Excellence as well as business transformation initiatives.
Undertake and coordinate ad hoc projects as directed by MD
Adhere to applicable codes of conduct, policies procedures and best practices.
Qualifications Required Qualifications:
Graduate in finance, corporate finance, accounting, economics or related discipline
A minimum of 12-15 years of relevant credit or analytical experience, with China focus preferred, gained from a financial institution, asset management, public accounting firm, or proven equivalent
Think strategically and execute strategies within a team and/or across the franchise
Extensive understanding of regulatory regimes, key market dynamics and emerging issues that may affect the portfolio
Ability to effectively coach and develop a team of analysts at various levels
Strong communication and presentation skills - able to communicate clearly and succinctly including the ability to articulate complex analytic and strategic issues.
Ability to build strong professional relationships at all levels and to represent the Moody's brand effectively
Credible leader with high integrity standards
Highly organised and efficient, with ability to multi-task and to meet tight deadlines
Re-think and improve processes, products, etc.
Written and spoken fluency in English. Mandarin fluency is preferred.
Moody's is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity or any other characteristic protected by law.
Candidates for Moody's Corporation may be asked to disclose securities holdings pursuant to Moody's Policy for Securities Trading and the requirements of the position. Employment is contingent upon compliance with the Policy, including remediation of positions in those holdings as necessary.
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