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Fitch Group: Together We Equal More 


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.


The Fitch Ratings 2022 Associate Analyst Program (July 2022 cohort) 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.

During the 12 month program, Associate Analysts will get placed in analytical team where they 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. 



•  May 2022 graduates; with less than 12 months of relevant full-time experience. 

•   Must be able to work in New York (hybrid office schedule)

•   Ability to start July 2022

•   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 

•   Students from a diverse range of academic backgrounds with a passion for finance, research and analysis are welcome; A plus if you study one or more of the following majors: Real Estate, Finance, Economics, Accounting, and/or Political Science 

•   Individuals who truly value integrity and objectivity – these are two values we hold ourselves to and pride ourselves on


Opportunities are available in the following product groups:

  • Structured Finance
  • Commercial Mortgage Backed Securities (CMBS)
  • Residential Mortgage Backed-Securities (RMBS)
  • Structured Credit
  • Financial Institutions
  • Banks
  • Non-Banks
  • Fund & Asset Manager


Read below to learn more about our different analytical groups:


Structured Finance

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.


Financial Institutions

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.

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.


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