Country Lead, Corporate Ratings

  • Competitive
  • Hong Kong Hong Kong Hong Kong HK
  • CDI, Plein-temps
  • S&P Global
  • 16 juil. 18 2018-07-16

Country Lead, Corporate Ratings

JobDescription :
The Role: Country Lead, Corporate Ratings

The Location: Hong Kong

The Team / The Business: Chinese debt capital markets are an area of dynamic growth, and China is an important focus area for the Global Corporate Practice. Our presence in China leverages S&P Global Ratings' significant global expertise across the full range of nonfinancial corporate asset classes. At the same time, our analytical teams monitor ongoing developments and trends in the Chinese credit market in order to leverage our insights about China for the work of our global analytical teams. Currently, the analytical teams focusing on China are based in Hong Kong, Beijing and Shanghai, and are an integral part of our global analytical network. We also work in partnership with other practices on a regular basis. Effective teamwork and thoughtful approach to problem solving are highly valued.

The Impact: You will enhance our ability to efficiently and effectively serve our clients in Greater China by demonstrating outstanding analytical excellence and the capacity to provide relevant, insightful and compelling analysis. Your analysis and work is essential to the coverage 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. 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" verbally and in writing. You will be well organized and efficient in your approach to deadlines and problem-solving. You will have a strong background and interest in APAC Corporate Ratings and be able to intelligently engage with others on matters of substance in this sector. Acting as a self-starter, being proactive, flexible and showing initiative will be crucial for your success in this role.

What's in it for you: As new credit trends evolve, you will have the opportunity to work on a variety of different project and corporate credits. You will identify these trends and connect the dots for emerging credit trends. Your coaching and mentoring skills will be recognized and appreciated by your teams.

You will act as a senior spokesperson for S&P Global Ratings on the ground and convey our analytical insights to internal and external audiences, as well as provide analytical intelligence and research for the corporate ratings teams in Asia Pacific, and in Hong Kong in particular.

As a Country Specialist, you will analyze credit trend data and information relevant for Chinese corporates. Based on your analysis in close cooperation with the Asia-Pacific Corporate Ratings team and other practices, you will author and contribute to credit-relevant thought leadership articles on Chinese nonfinancial corporates; interact with issuers, investors, the media and other stakeholders on analytical matters. In particular, you will:

  • Act as an analytical representative of the S&P Global Ratings Team to key stakeholders in the region, including public speaking engagements and relationship management, with an enhanced focus and accountability for external outreach;
  • Interact with investors, issuers, the media and others, as applicable, but also internally across our organization, conduct research and lead critical internal and cross-practice/cross-division projects;
  • Have responsibility for supporting and coaching members of the analytical team, in analytical matters, issuer management and external outreach;
  • Display strong expertise in analyzing complex and fast-evolving situations across practices but with a focus on the nonfinancial corporate sector. Publish timely commentaries, and proficiently write thought leadership pieces. Develop and lead ideas across a broad range of issues for publication in S&P journals and other publications.
  • Model the leadership behaviors and be a champion of organization initiatives including new products and services
  • Take the lead on special projects including new products and services within the Corporate Ratings Practice as appropriate.
  • Leverage your insights in internal analytical forums, as applicable;
  • Understand and implement S&P's Policies and Standard Operating Procedures;
  • Take on a limited number of high profile and complex credits as primary analyst and be a chair for a portfolio of high profile and complex credits

What we're looking for:
  • Possesses critical thinking skills, along with numerical strength
  • A Bachelor's and Advanced degree is required
  • 10 years' experience in financial services industry
  • Excellent time management and the ability to stay organized, meet deadlines, and multitask
  • Strong verbal communication and writing skills in English and Mandarin
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills
  • The ability to think independently and critically; and the ability to mentor others
  • The ability to work effectively in diverse teams within a global matrix organization, and collaborate with other practices/divisions

About S&P Global Ratings:
S&P Global Ratings is the world's leading provider of independent credit ratings. Our ratings are essential to driving growth, providing transparency and helping educate market participants so they can make decisions with confidence. We have more than 1 million credit ratings outstanding on government, corporate, financial sector and structured finance entities and securities. We offer an independent view of the market built on a unique combination of broad perspective and local insight. We provide our opinions and research about relative credit risk; market participants gain independent information to help support the growth of transparent, liquid debt markets worldwide.

S&P Global Ratings is a division of S&P Global (NYSE: SPGI), which provides essential intelligence for individuals, companies and governments to make decisions with confidence. For more information, visit

S&P Global is an equal opportunity employer committed to making all employment decisions without regard to race/ethnicity, gender, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, color, creed, religion, national origin, age, disability, marital status (including domestic partnerships and civil unions), sexual orientation, military veteran status, unemployment status, or other legally protected categories, subject to applicable law.