Credit Analyst-Public Finance-Associate Director or Director

  • Base+Bonus(competitive)
  • Hong Kong
  • Permanent, Full time
  • JH Partners Asia Company Limited
  • 26 Sep 18

My client is a leading provider of credit ratings, commentary and research. Its International Public Finance (IPF) group provides public and private ratings of public sector entities, subnationals, and their debt instruments in the Asia Pacific (APAC) region, particularly in South Korea, China, India, Indonesia, Australia and New Zealand.


Job Description

The successful candidate will have strong current experience of economic and financial analysis, ideally in Public Finance.  The role will primarily concentrate on public entities, with a focus on China, however there will also be the opportunity to be involved in other APAC countries.



Data analysis related to the public sector entities, local governments sector and individual issuers.

Monitoring a portfolio of issuer ratings, including the preparation of rating committee documentation and discussing credit analyses in rating committees.

Writing and publishing of comprehensive rating reports on individual issuers and participate in  management meetings with the rated entities

Participation in credit rating committees for local governments and public entities in both your allocated region and other countries.

Regular interaction with external contacts, investors and bankers and liaison with issuers’ senior management.

Publication of sector-specific research and insightful commentary.

Responding to external queries from investors, bankers and other fixed income market participants and the media together with more senior analysts 

Plus other duties as required


It is important that the candidate should be able to work independently in an international environment while also being a good team player, being able to cope with time pressure and deadlines, and being happy to travel for short periods.


This role requires extensive travel mainly to China however potentially Indonesia and India in the future. 


Person Specification 

The ideal candidate will have relevant experiences to assume the credit analyst role focusing on IPF issuers, and the following:

Degree educated, ideally within Finance or Public Sector / Economics

Minimum of 8 to 10 years of professional experience in credit analysis, preference to those candidates with local or regional government exposure

Good accounting and financial modelling skills

Intermediate Excel skills

Strong analytical and quantitative skills

Excellent communicator – both verbally and in writing

Ability to meet tight deadlines

Ability to work well independently in an international environment as well as in a team, is essential

Fluency in Mandarin and English, both verbal and written, is essential

CPA/CFA qualifications are beneficial but not essential