Primary Ratings Analyst

  • Very Competitive
  • London, England, United Kingdom
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Bruin Financial
  • 11 Dec 17 2017-12-11

Leading Insurance Solutions provider seeking a Primary Ratings Analyst to join their London office.


Challenging and performing credit analysis on new investment opportunities with a focus on structured credit.

Developing and maintaining internal credit rating methodologies.

Assigning internal credit ratings and preparation of materials for consideration by the company’s Credit and Investment Committee(s).

Evaluating new investments proposed by the asset origination team to identify key credit risks and to challenge deal structures, legal analysis, due diligence and modelling.

Developing and updating internal credit methodologies and rating models with a focus on complex structured credit instruments.

Conducting financial analysis of credits to assign internal ratings and present well-structured credit recommendations to senior management.

Developing investment guidelines and risk limits for the company’s investments. 

Participating in industry events and staying informed through review of market research in order to monitor market trends and appropriately challenge new investment proposals. 


Skills & Experience:




Minimum 2:1 graded BSc or equivalent from a reputable University.

Minimum of 3 years credit risk experience with a range of structured finance assets and/or fixed income markets.

Broad experience with quantitative, qualitative, financial and risk management techniques

Strong analytical skills and attention to detail with excellent financial modelling skills.

A self-starting, pro-active attitude. Operating autonomously and demonstrate the ability to form effective relationships and achieve influence at the most senior levels within the organisation.

Experience of working in an ECAI (preferable)

Commercial Real Estate, Project Finance, Infrastructure sector experience.