Country Risk Analyst, APAC

Fitch Ratings
Singapore, Singapore
14 May 2021
09 Jun 2021
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Company Overview:

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 owned by Hearst.

Fitch Ratings is a leading provider of credit ratings, commentary and research. Dedicated to providing value beyond the rating through independent and prospective credit opinions, Fitch Ratings offers global perspectives shaped by strong local market experience and credit market expertise. The additional context, perspective and insights we provide help investors to make important credit judgments with confidence.

As a global credit rating agency, Fitch Ratings gauges the ability of entities and instruments to meet their credit obligations. Investors and financial market participants rely on multiple sources, and the credit rating - indicating how an issue or transaction is likely to perform over time - is one of their key inputs. In this way, we help investors map potential credit risks.

Fitch Solutions, a subsidiary of Fitch Ratings, provides a range of industry-leading products and professional development services to the global financial community. In addition to offering proprietary market-based content, it distributes the ratings, research and financial data of Fitch Ratings through a variety of flexible platforms. With innovation and experience behind every solution it brings to market, our offerings are designed to meet the diverse needs of the fixed-income markets.

Fitch complies with all laws governing employment in each jurisdiction in which it operates, and provides equal opportunity to all applicants and employees. All applications will be considered without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, and other status protected by applicable laws.

Role and Responsibilities:

We are looking for an Asia Country Risk Analyst to join Fitch Solutions Research team in Singapore. This role will focus on the region generally.

You will be contributing to our market intelligence service, providing analytical research for senior decision makers in banks, consultancies, multinational corporations, investment funds and government agencies.

Responsibilities include :

  • Contributing analytical research on a daily basis
  • Managing a portfolio of countries, producing reports assessing risks and opportunities, and creating 5 and 10 year forecast scenarios
  • Overseeing key financial market developments and identifying actionable investment strategies
  • Collaborating with relevant industry analysts across global offices to ensure holistic, cutting-edge analysis
  • Working alongside our Sales team and directly with our clients to communicate key views and promote our business development

You will receive extensive training in all areas of country risk analysis and forecasting with the help of our university training material and regular training seminars hosted by senior members of the Research team, in combination with rigorous hands-on guidance from your line manager and team members. Fitch Solutions also encourages external training by subsidising external courses, such as the CFA and relevant language classes.

Areas of focus include :

  • Macroeconomics
  • Political Risk
  • Financial Markets
  • Industry Sectors

Required Skills and Qualifications:

We are looking for candidates with a strong academic background and a passion for the subject matter, with an understanding of basic macroeconomic principles and an interest in Asian and world affairs. Analysts need to demonstrate ambition and a desire to learn and continue to develop as an analyst from day one.

Basic Requirements :
  • Minimum 3.3 GPA, or 2:1 UK equivalent degree, from a top-tier university (ideally in economics, finance or international relations/international political economy)
  • Fluent English writing style
  • Keen interest in economics, global financial markets and world affairs.
  • 1 to 2 years full time working experience in economic analysis, forecasting, country risk etc.

Ideal Skills/Qualifications :
  • Previous experience (academic or professional) in analysis and research of Asian macroeconomics, political risk and financial markets
  • Postgraduate degree
  • Degree in economics or related subject
  • Language skills
  • Prior work experience in related field (ideally private sector).


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