• Competitive
  • Milan, Lombardia, Italy
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Moody's
  • 2018-08-18

Associate Analyst 2 – Corporate Finance Group (CFG) - Ratings & Research Support (RRS)

Location: Milan, Lombardia, Italy

For our office in Milan we are recruiting for an Associate Analyst (AA) to join the RRS - Corporate Finance Group. The AA will work on challenging and high profile credit analyses, to form a holistic view on certain credits.
The AA role provides an opportunity to make a significant contribution to the success of the rating team, by providing a range of analytical support services that contribute to the overall credit analysis function performed by the team, analysing a range of speculative and investment grade rated corporate issuers across a number of industries.
The role requires a solid accounting background with strong focus on financial analysis. Candidates will be expected to demonstrate their ability to work effectively in a team environment. The ideal candidate for this role possess strong organizational skills, demonstrates attention to detail, and enjoys working in a collaborative team environment.
The AA position provides a unique opportunity to foster skills that are valuable to any future career in the financial services industry.
Key Responsibilities
  • Provides analytical and research support on a portfolio of credits under the principal direction of lead analysts in the Ratings & Research function.
  • Performs holistic analysis of issuers and market and applies, with moderate guidance, relevant Moody's methodologies.
  • Supports lead analysts in advanced and bespoke analytical tasks, examples include:
  • Analysis of debt documentation; prepare rating committee memo; drafting of issuer and sector research; preparation of materials for issuer meetings and investor briefings
  • Provide credit specific nuance and identify credit issues that affect issuer ratings for discussion with lead analyst or RRS Team Manager.
  • Effectively and persuasively communicates credit knowledge and rating analysis rationale in both written and oral form.
  • Periodically accompanies lead analyst to issuer and investor meetings, and may lead certain issuer discussions; supports lead analyst in ongoing interactions.
  • Attends/ presents certain sections of RC memos in certain Rating Committees (primarily for development purposes).
  • Develops and maintain an understanding of industry trends and issues.
  • Performs certain routine administrative and other ad hoc credit-related tasks, as well as special projects as needed, under overall supervision of RRS manager.

The Ratings & Research Support department is responsible for producing analytical inputs in support of Moody's Ratings and Research function. In addition, this department will provide support for surveillance requirements and partner with R&R to provide the necessary support for issuer and investor interactions.


  • Undergraduate degree required with relevant work experience.Graduate/second level degree (Masters, MBA) preferred.
  • Proven credit experience e.g. at a bank, corporate or investor (in related field) preferred.
  • Progress towards completion of CFA preferred.
  • Solid verbal, written communication and interpersonal skills a must
  • Proficient in MS Excel, Word and PowerPoint OR Advanced knowledge of MS Excel and PowerPoint
  • Ability to adapt to a changing environment and prioritize tasks accordingly

Moody's is an essential component of the global capital markets, providing credit ratings, research, tools and analysis that contribute to transparent and integrated financial markets. Moody's Corporation (NYSE: MCO) is the parent company of Moody's Investors Service, which provides credit ratings and research covering debt instruments and securities, and Moody's Analytics, which offers leading-edge software, advisory services and research for credit and economic analysis and financial risk management. The Corporation, which reported revenue of $4.2 billion in 2017, employs approximately 11,900 people worldwide and maintains a presence in 41 countries. Further information is available at www.moodys.com.

Moody's 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 or any other characteristic protected by law.

Candidates for Moody's Corporation may be asked to disclose securities holdings pursuant to Moody's Policy for Securities Trading and the requirements of the position. Employment is contingent upon compliance with the Policy, including remediation of positions in those holdings as necessary.

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