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Senior Research Associate London/New York at Fitch Ratings

Senior Research Associate London/New York

Fitch Ratings London, Greater London Full Time

Fitch Group is a global leader in financial information services with operations in more than 30 countries. Fitch Group is comprised of: Fitch Ratings, a global leader in credit ratings and research; Fitch Solutions, a leading provider of credit market data, analytical tools and risk services and Fitch Learning, a preeminent training and professional development firm. With dual headquarters in London and New York, Fitch Group is majority owned by Hearst.

Department overview:

Reporting to the Fitch Group CEO, Strategy and Business Intelligence (SBI) provides strategic advice and support to the businesses within the Fitch Group. Using a data-driven approach, SBI is also responsible for analysing the success of strategic initiatives around the firm and supporting M&A activity. Projects are varied and change according to the needs of the business, as directed by the CEO. Underpinning our strategy work is our Business Intelligence platform which delivers valuable, data-driven insights to support strategic decision-making.

The team is looking to hire a Research Associate to help deliver strategic analyses to our Executive leadership team, uncover key market and competitive trends and support our business intelligence platform.

Specific Role Responsibilities

  • Compile and analyse data and research from internal and external sources. Work with senior team members to build clear insights on Fitch’s business performance and competitive positioning
  • Clean and analyse large data sets and perform quality checks
  • Assist senior team members with the development of (and analysis for) business cases and presentations that communicate key findings related to strategy, tactics and change initiatives in a compelling way
  • Own aspects of monthly and quarterly reporting for senior management
  • Provide user support for SBI’s suite of business intelligence dashboards, including gathering requirements for further development, and providing training sessions
  • Work with the team to accomplish ad-hoc tasks such as application testing and data requests
  • Monitor day to day performance of internal applications and processes
  • The ideal candidate will have:

  • Good analytical and critical thinking skills, with experience in analysing data sets, organizing results effectively and proposing solutions
  • Experience in building business cases / presentations that identify important trends and deliver data-driven insights
  • Strong data visualisation skills, mainly using PowerPoint although knowledge of other data visualisation tools beneficial
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills; presentation skills / experience of providing training beneficial
  • Ability to multi-task effectively and prioritize different assignments
  • Significant professional experience ideally related to financial services, credit rating agencies, or the debt capital markets
  • Advanced knowledge of Excel and PowerPoint
  • Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in business, economics, or similar analytical fields
  • Fitch is an equal opportunity employer that employs people across the full spectrum of society. Fitch works hard to create a workplace with an emphasis on inclusion, innovation and merit. By valuing diversity and equality in our workplace, we believe it adds strength to our business


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