S&P Global SR DIR-AM UTIL IFR & PROJ FIN in Mexico, Mexico
Sector Specialist - Latin America
Buenos Aires, Ciudad de Mexico or Sao Paulo
The Global Infrastructure Practice was established by S&P Global to expand our ratings franchise in an area of strong growth and to leverage our significant global infrastructure expertise across the full range of infrastructure asset classes. Analytical team members reside in 16 locations globally and work on a diverse range of transactions globally applying different ratings criteria, predominantly corporate and project finance. We also work on transactions in partnership with other practices on a regular basis. Effective teamwork and a thoughtful approach to problem solving are highly valued.
The successful applicant will enhance our ability to efficiently and effectively serve our clients by demonstrating outstanding analytical excellence and the capacity to provide relevant, insightful and compelling analysis. 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. As new asset classes evolve, you will have the opportunity to work on a variety of different project and corporate credits. You will be skilled at dealing with issuers and investors, have strong external engagement and presentation skills and be able to effectively tell the credit story in written and verbal form. Your coaching and mentoring skills will be recognized and appreciated by your teams. You will be well organized and efficient in your approach to deadlines and problem-solving. You will have a strong background and interest in the Latin America Infrastructure sector and be able to intelligently engage with others on matters of substance in this sector.
As a Senior Director, you will analyze a portfolio of assigned entities as well as complex situations, data, and information, assess client s financial projections and resolve difficult deal-specific analytical situations. This position involves meeting with issuers and investors on analytical matters, assisting in resolving client needs, contributing to media requirements in conjunction with other senior members of the organization, and taking the lead at external meetings related to credits.
Specifically, in this role, the Sector Lead will:
Act as a critical face of the Global Infrastructure Team to key stakeholders in the region, including public speaking engagements and relationship management, with an enhanced focus and accountability for external outreach
Act as an industry expert for internal and external interactions, conduct research and lead critical internal and cross-practice projects.
Have responsibility for supporting and coaching members of the analytical team, particularly those in their specific area of expertise.
Display strong sector expertise. 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.
Model the leadership behaviors and coach and mentor junior staff
Understand and implement S&P s Policies and SOPs
Take the lead on special projects within the Global Infrastructure Practice as appropriate
What we re looking for:
Bachelor degree holder of Finance, Economics, Engineering or a related subject
Master s degree or holder of CFA Designation
10 years of relevant work experience as a credit analyst, equity research or a relevant industry sector in the financial services industry
Excellent understanding of the Infrastructure space in Latin America (the candidate must have strong experience and knowledge on the infrastructure sector)
Willingness to travel 30-40%