Job Vacancy US Corporates – Credit Analyst, Senior Director – Real Estate & Leisure – New York Fitch Group

Job title: US Corporates – Credit Analyst, Senior Director – Real Estate & Leisure – New York

Company: Fitch Group

Job description: At Fitch, we have an open culture where employees are able to exchange ideas and perspectives, throughout the organization, irrespective of their seniority. Your voice will be heard allowing you to have a real impact. We embrace diversity and appreciate authenticity encouraging an environment where employees can be their true selves. Our inclusive and progressive approach helps us to keep a balanced perspective. Fitch is also committed to supporting its employees by advancing conversations around diversity, equity and inclusion. Fitch’s Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) have been established by employees who have joined together as a workplace community based on similar backgrounds or life experiences. Fitch’s ERGs are available to connect employees with others within the organization to offer professional and personal support.

With our expertise, we are not only creating data and information, but also producing timely insights from every angle to influence decision making in this ever changing and highly competitive market. We have a relentless hunger to innovate and unlock the power of human insights and to drive value for our customers. There has never been a better time to make an impact and we invite you to join us on this journey.

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 have helped fund a century of growth and enables you to make important credit judgments with confidence.

US Corporates – Credit Analyst, Senior Director – Real Estate & Leisure – New York

Fitch is seeking a Senior Director for coverage of the Real Estate & Leisure sector (including Gaming, Lodging, Leisure, REIT, Homebuilding and Building Products and Services). The ideal candidate is someone who:

– has a deep understanding of and a keen interest in the sector;

– has a professional background in capital markets and/or credit analysis and well developed financial statement analysis skills;

– has experience in interpreting complex legal documents such as bank agreements and bond indentures;

– has a strong pattern of leadership and the ability to proactively and successfully interact with various stakeholders, both within and outside of the organization.

Qualitative credentials will weigh meaningfully in the selection of the candidate. A healthy sense of intellectual curiosity is critical, along with a demonstrated willingness and ability to attack and explain topics of analytical complexity. Fitch is a team-oriented work environment, so excellent communication skills are essential, as is a high productivity work-ethic and results oriented mindset.

Essential Functions of this position include:

– Performing analysis of key quantitative and qualitative factors influencing the credit quality of companies in the Real Estate & Leisure sector (including Gaming, Lodging, Leisure, REIT, Homebuilding and Building Products and Services);

– Developing and maintaining comprehensive financial models;

– Conducting meetings with industry management teams;

– Presenting analysis of companies to internal credit rating committees;

– Involvement in communicating rating rationale to external audiences (primarily institutional investors, sell-side analysts and media) in meetings, conference calls, press releases and written research reports;

– Writing timely and effective research on topical issues

– Participating in the evaluation of other credits within Corporates, as well as other related credit groups;

– Representing Fitch in panel discussions and conferences arranged by industry associations, regulatory bodies etc.;

– Mentoring junior members of the team;

– The role may include managerial responsibilities.

Position Requirements:

– Bachelor’s degree at minimum, MBA or other advanced degree a plus;

– CFA/CPA preferred;

– 10+ years relevant experience, which must include some coverage or knowledge of the Real Estate & Leisure sector (including Gaming, Lodging, Leisure, REIT, Homebuilding and Building Products and Services);

– Capital markets and/or credit analysis experience a plus;

– Employee management experience a plus;

– Expertise in Excel and Word;

– Strong analytical, quantitative, and organizational skills;

– Excellent written and verbal communication skills;

– Ability to shift fluidly between multiple projects as priorities change;

– Ability to excel in a team oriented environment


Fitch Group is a global leader in financial information services with operations in more than 30 countries. Wholly owned by the Hearst Corporation, we are comprised of three main businesses: Fitch Ratings | Fitch Solutions | Fitch Learning.

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Fitch is committed to providing global securities markets with objective, timely, independent and forward-looking credit opinions. To protect Fitch’s 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 be 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.

Fitch 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.

UNITED STATES ONLY: As part of its continued efforts to maintain a safe workplace for employees, Fitch requires that all employees who receive a written offer of employment on or after October 4, 2021 be fully vaccinated (as defined by the CDC) against the coronavirus by the first day of employment as a condition of employment, to the extent permitted by applicable law. Fitch will consider requests for reasonable accommodations due to medical and/or religious reasons on an individual basis in accordance with applicable legal requirements.

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Location: New York City, NY

Job date: Fri, 22 Jul 2022 07:47:44 GMT

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