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Fitch: together we equal more


Company Overview:

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.


At Fitch, we have an open culture where employees are able to exchange ideas and perspectives, throughout the organization, irrespective of their seniority. Your voice will be heard allowing you to have a real impact. We embrace diversity and appreciate authenticity, employees work in an environment where they can be their true selves. Our inclusive and progressive approach helps us to keep a balanced perspective.


Joining us at FItch meas your voice will be heard and you can make an impact. Immersed in our day-to-day work activities and special projects, you will learn what it means to be a Fitch Ratings credit analyst. 


Program Overview:

Fitch Ratings’ Associate Analyst program is an exceptional entry level opportunity for recent graduates. The full-time graduate program is a combination of structured training designed specifically to provide a broad analytical perspective and on-the-job learning experience. As an Associate Analyst, you’ll be assigned to a specific Fitch Ratings product group and provided roles and responsibilities that fully immerse you in the credit rating process.


Associate Analysts will collaborate with senior analysts on new issuer ratings and gather and analyze the latest industry, regulatory, and economic information. At Fitch, you will receive the training to develop a high level of service to investors and issuers and a team-oriented approach to ratings analysis. Day to day work will include evaluating risk, participation in rating committees, drafting rating affirmations, and writing research reports.



  • December 2021 or May 2022 graduates; with less than 12 months of relevant full-time experience.
  • Must be able to work in our Chicago office (hybrid office schedule)
  • Students must have work authorization to work in the United States


We’re looking for:

  • Intellectually curious students with financial flair and a keen interest in credit, fixed income and industry analysis.
  • Strong, clear, and concise communicators, both verbally and written
  • Finance & Economics majors are a plus; Students from a diverse range of academic backgrounds with a passion for research and analysis are welcome
  • Individuals who truly value integrity and objectivity – these are two values we hold ourselves to and pride ourselves on


Opportuities are availabe in the following product groups: 


Fitch’s Structured Finance maintains existing ratings and assigns ratings to new structured finance transactions. Fitch currently rates Structured Finance transactions across four main asset classes: Asset Backed Securities, Residential Mortgage Backed Securities, Commercial Mortgage Backed Securities and Structured Credit.



Fitch’s financial institutions’ coverage includes not only banks but also finance and leasing companies, securities firms and asset management organizations. In addition, the group supports dedicated teams for rating specialized securities such as covered bonds.The Financial Institutions group currently has opportunities within the following teams: Banks and Non-Banks. 


As part of its continued effort to maintain a safe workplace for employees, Fitch requires that all employees who receive a written offer of employment on or after October 4, 2021 be fully vaccinated (as defined by the CDC) against the Coronavirus by the first day of employment as a condition of employment, to th extent permitted by applicable law. Fitch will consider requets for reasonable accomodations due to medical and/or religious reasons on an individual basis in accordance with applicable legal requirements.


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.


Fitch is committed to providing global securities markets with objective, timely, independent and forward-looking credit opinions. To protect Fitch’s credibility and reputation, our employees must take every precaution to avoid conflicts of interests or any appearance of a conflict of interest. Should you be successful in the recruitment process at Fitch Ratings you will asked to declare any securities holdings and other potential conflicts for you and your Family Members prior to commencing employment. If you, or your Family Members, have any holdings that may conflict with your work responsibilities, they must be sold before beginning work. In certain roles, employees and their Family Members may be limited to investments in diversified mutual funds only.