Fitch Ratings Market Research Associate , Financial Institutions Team in Chicago, Illinois

This job was posted by : For more information, please see: Dual-headquartered in New York and London, Fitch Ratings is a leading provider of credit ratings, commentary and research. Dedicated to providing value beyond the rating through independent and prospective credit opinions, Fitch Ratings offers global perspectives shaped by strong local market experience and credit market expertise. The additional context, perspective and insights we provide help investors to make important credit judgments with confidence.Fitch Solutions delivers credit market data, analytical tools and risk services to the global financial community. In addition to offering proprietary market-based content, Fitch Solutions distributes the ratings, research and financial data of Fitch Ratings through a variety of flexible platforms. With innovation and experience behind every solution, Fitch Solutions helps financial professionals meet the diverse and evolving needs of today's global markets.Fitch Ratings and Fitch Solutions, along with Fitch Learning and BMI Research, are part of the Fitch Group, a global leader in financial information services with operations in more than 30 countries. Fitch Group is majority-owned by Hearst.Fitch Ratings and Fitch Solutions are an equal opportunity / affirmative action employer, complying with all laws governing employment in each jurisdiction in which operating, and provide equal opportunity to all applicants and employees. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity and other status protected by applicable laws.The Market Research Associate role is housed within the U.S. Financial Institutions Business and Relationship Management (BRM) group based in Chicago. The candidate will be a key member of the issuer marketing team. This teams principal objective is to generate new rating mandates through consistent and targeted marketing and maintaining relationships with issuers currently rated by Fitch.Responsibilities: The candidate will support the senior members of the Financial Institutions BRM team in managing and developing Fitchs existing and new business relationships. Over time, will take an active role in marketing meetings and interacting with external relationships. The role requires a basic understanding of the debt capital markets and ratings business. Some exposure to corporate credit analysis considered helpful. The candidate must have strong analytical capabilities coupled with aspirations to develop marketing acumen longer term. The candidate will be responsible for tracking deals in the market, maintaining internal reports and internal databases with company/ target and contacts information. He/she will need to monitor news, debt issuances, refinancing and M&A activities daily, and to look out for Fitch rating opportunities. The candidate will be responsible for research, development, and preparation of marketing materials under guidance from senior members of the team. Individual must be self-sufficient and adept at putting together PowerPoint presentations and working with Excel spreadsheets.Position Requirements: Bachelors degree required, preferably with a degree in business, finance, economics, mathematics or analytically focused field of study. Self-starter who can understand objectives, wor independently and is highly motived. Proficiency in Excel and Powerpoint Strong written and verbal communication skills along with analytical aptitude. Team oriented, with ability to effectively build relationships#LI-AG1Fitch is committed to providing global securities markets with objective, timely, independent and forward-looking credit opinions. To protect Fitchs credibility and reputation, our employees must take every precaution to avoid conflicts of interests or any appearance of a conflict of interest. Should you be successful in the recruitment process at Fitch Ratings you will asked to declare any securities holdings and other potential conflicts prior to commencing employment. If you, or your immediate family, have any holdings that may conflict with your work responsibilities, you may be asked to divest yourself of them before beginning work.For more information about this policy, please visit the code of ethics and conduct page - Federal ContractorRequest Priority Protected Veteran ReferralsEOE -Veteran /Disabled/Minority/AA/F/M/SO