S&P Global Associate, U.S. Public Finance - Housing Enterprise Ratings in Chicago, Illinois


Centennial, CO or Chicago, IL

Position Description:

S&P Global is the world's foremost provider of financial market intelligence, including independent credit ratings, indices, risk evaluation, investment research and data. With roughly 20,000 employees, including wholly owned affiliates, located in 21 countries,

S&P Global is an essential part of the world's financial infrastructure and has played a leading role for more than 150 years in providing investors with the independent benchmarks they need to feel more confident about their investment and financial decisions.

When you join S&P Global Ratings, you join one of the world's leading providers of independent credit risk research and benchmarks. You are part of a team that produces high quality fundamental research based on established criteria, you have the opportunity to ask probing questions to senior corporate executives, and interact with the global investor community.

The Impact:

At S&P Global Ratings, your analytical opinion truly matters and each person who works here has an essential role in S&P Global Ratings reputation of integrity, transparency, and ratings excellence.

S&P Global Ratings plays a vital role in bringing transparency and comparability to the financial markets and helps investors and others measure and manage credit risk.

By supporting capital markets, S&P Global Ratings helps people to start and grow businesses, cities and states to build highways and hospitals, and manufacturers to build factories and create jobs.

With offices in 26 countries, rating $47.5 trillion in debt, and with nearly 1,400 credit analysts, S&P Global Ratings is an important part of the world s financial infrastructure and has played a leading role for more than 150 years in providing investors and financers the information they need to more easily, quickly and efficiently provide capital to businesses and governments.

The Team - The Business:

As an associate, you would be expected to manage a complex portfolio of Housing related credits as well as work with a team of other analysts in working through our ratings process. A lot of the work is completed independently, but every rating involves a team of analysts, so teamwork is very important. The pace is fairly rapidand the work is diverse, so this environment is best suited to individuals who enjoy being challenged intellectually, can pivot from working on their own and to being a member of a team and can interact professionally with issuers and investors.

Key Responsibilities:

As an Associate, you will analyze a portfolio of assigned entities as well as moderately complex situations, data, and information, assesses client s financial projections and resolve difficult deal-specific analytical situations. This position is responsible for meeting with issuers and investors on analytical matters, assisting in resolving client needs, contributing to media requirements in conjunction with senior members of the organization, and taking the lead at external meetings related to credits, as assigned by a more senior manager. Specifically, in this role, the analyst will:

  • Act as the primary analyst for a complex entity or transaction and be an active, vocal voting member of the committee who makes recommendations to the rating committee and prepares material for ratings publication.

  • Function as a sector resource on credits. Publish timely industry commentaries, and proficiently write sector reviews and thought leadership pieces. Develop and lead ideas on papers across a broad range of issues for publication in S&P journals and other publications.

  • Speaking publically and representing the company to external stakeholders.

  • Ensure a risk aware culture including leading by example.

  • This person in this position will have the opportunity to increase our ability to efficiently and effectively serve our clients.

  • Your analysis and work is essential to the covering of a diverse portfolio of credits, as well as in the training of others to help them resolve difficult day-to-day analytical issues and problems.

  • This role is a mid-level analytical position, with significant growth opportunities.


  • The candidate should possess critical thinking skills, along with proficiency with major off-the-shelf software.

  • The candidate should have the aptitude to be a team player, but also be able to work independently.

  • MBA, Master s Degree or CFA designation is desirable.

  • Credit or Housing background

  • Municipal Finance experience a plus

  • 3-5 years of experience in the financial services industry.

    • The successful candidate will have:*

    strong verbal communication and writing skills; analytical and problem-solving skills; excellent time management and ability to stay organized, meet deadlines, and multitask; the ability to think independently and critically; and the ability to mentor others.