JobDescription : POD Lead Associate Director - Structured Finance Methodologies The Location: New York, NY
The Team: The Structured Finance (SF) Methodologies team is responsible for a large portfolio of criteria and models spanning the global SF universe including CMBS, RMBS, CLO, Covered Bonds, Non-Traditional and ABS asset types. The criteria and models that the group develops and maintains help analysts produce independent credit ratings that increase S&P Global's analytical relevance in the market. As a Methodology Model SME, you will be embedded within the SF team and work closely with the Model and Criteria SMEs, which is responsible for developing and maintaining a growing portfolio of cutting-edge quantitative tools and analysis that enable analysts to continually produce high quality and transparent credit analysis.
The Impact: The Associate Director will enhance our ability to produce high-impact, insightful research and models and grow our relevance in an evolving market by synthesizing, analyzing, and deriving value from datasets, developing innovative analytic solutions and tools, and helping to build data analytics capabilities across the SF team.
What's in it for you?
Leverage your analytical abilities to develop solutions that enable our credit analysts to perform high quality analysis and research
Manage a group of individuals responsible for developing and maintaining SF models and quantitative tools and develop governance standards.
Drive innovation by researching and developing new quantitative tools which are transformative for the business
Supervise and perform implementation and testing of quantitative models as prototypes and production engines using the Quantitative Toolbox as appropriate,
Challenging, steep learning curve and the position could lead to continued growth within the organization by demonstrating strong analysis, project management and presentation skills;
Gain analytic knowledge of a wide range of global sectors and market topics;
Gain exposure to stakeholders across S&P Ratings; and
Enjoy a strong collegial, collaborative environment.
Producing high-impact, quality, research and models by championing a culture of analytical rigor and effective challenge
Managing a POD of Model owner/developer/Implementer/tester of SF models to meet group goals and customer expectations, including: coaching; providing subject matter expertise when needed; managing resources; developing standards; improving processes; developing strategy and defining projects and goals for SF model SMEs
Coordinating and communicating effectively across groups, including IT, Data, Project Management, etc., as well as other leaders, analysts, MSME and CSME, to deliver effective, timely solutions and analysis
Identifying areas for new, creative solutions and continuous improvement; participating in problem solving;
Work closely with the Model and Criteria Validation group;
Support criteria projects and be an active member of projects including testing of new concepts, data gathering, writing and preparation of materials.
What We're Looking For: Basic Qualifications
Minimum of a Bachelor's degree, preferably in Finance, Financial Engineering, Statistics, Quantitative Finance, Computer Science, Mathematics, Economics or a related field;
Masters or advanced degree optional.
3-5 years work experience in relevant field;
Management or coaching experience
Knowledge of capital markets, financial instruments with an emphasis on credit risk modeling are preferred;
Basic understanding of database modeling/design and applications. Knowledge of SQL and experience in databases such as Oracle, Sybase, or Access would be beneficial;
Proficiency in Microsoft Excel/VBA and programming languages, namely R, Python, C++, Matlab.
Persistent with a natural curiosity about credit markets and technical details.
Displays well-rounded communication skills that implement good listening techniques, clear and good verbal skills. The ability to communicate across a wide range of groups and personalities internally and externally.
Works well in a team environment, focusing on collaboration and adapting to the needs of a diverse team.
Ability to manage a group of diverse individuals in multiple locations around the world;
The ability to quickly and concisely summarize quantitative concepts to the analytical community, who have a wide range of technical skillsets;
Experience with multi-stage projects;
Excellent time management and ability to plan, prioritize and meet deadlines; project management skills
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to facilitate and multi-task;
Strong customer service skills; and
Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and to think creatively to solve problems.
Internal Number: 6465463
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