Associate Analyst 2, Sovereign

Moody's Investors Service
  • Location
    New York, New York
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Oct 02

Position description

The key function of the role is to provide analytical, statistical, research and logistical assistance to credit rating analysts covering sovereign entities and multinational development banks.

  • Contribute to fundamental credit analyses related to sovereign entities and multinational development banks to help manage the team’s portfolio of ratings

  • Support rating analysts in monitoring a portfolio of countries, forecasting macroeconomics and monitoring economic, fiscal and political developments

  • Contribute to credit-related thematic research

  • Develop, monitor and maintain analytical databases

  • Support credit rating analysts in: creating graphs, tables, spreadsheets and presentations, collecting and presenting data and comparative statistics, formulating ratios, preparing and retaining documentation, drafting rating committee memoranda and related documents, drafting research reports and special projects, as needed

  • Actively participate in internal credit discussions and meetings with external parties, including government officials and investors.

  • Assist managers and rating analysts with ongoing and ad-hoc projects.

  • Adhere to all applicable codes of conduct, policies, procedures and best practices


  • Strong academic background – undergraduate degree, preferably in Economics or International Relations; Finance, International Business and/or Public Administration or similar 
  • 3+ years relevant experience in the Financial Sector, Government or Consulting; previous Macroeconomic Analysis experience 
  • Strong knowledge of Macroeconomic Principles 
  • Good quantitative skills 
  • Financial/statistical research capabilities 
  • Strong MS Office skills: principally Excel (including use of macros), Word, and PowerPoint 
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills 
  • Fluency in English is required 
  • Strong attention to detail; Highly organised and efficient; Consistently meet tight deadlines; Proactive and exercise own initiative; Work effectively and contribute within a diverse team.

 Preferred Qualifications 

  • Graduate / Master degree, preferable in Economics, Finance, MBA, or similar 
  • Economic research or relevant Credit Research experience is desirable 
  • Proficiency in Spanish and/or French is beneficial.
  • Strong technical skills in any of the following: VBA
  • Knowledge or experience using Bloomberg, Facset, Haver 

Application instructions

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