S&P Global Associate, Insurance Ratings Pacific in Melbourne, Australia

The Role:

Associate, Insurance Ratings Pacific

The Location:


The Team - The Business:

You ll be part of the Financial Services Ratings team in the Pacific.

What s in it for you:

The analyst will be responsible for surveillance and publishing of our credit ratings on a variety of mid- to upper-tier insurance companies based in Australia and New Zealand, and their related debt and hybrid issues. The role requires the incumbent to analyze pertinent financial and non-financial information and data necessary for rating determinations. The analyst will make recommendations to the rating committee, prepare material for ratings publications, and effectively communicate to clients regarding S&P Global Ratings methodology and procedures.

Working closely with Lead Analysts, a primary analyst will also have the opportunity to meet with issuers and a range of external parties such as investors, stock brokers, industry regulators and associations on analytical matters. Assistance with industry analysis and publishing associated industry rating outlooks and industry sector commentaries are also key aspects of the role.

Your Skills:

Finance, commerce or accounting related degree, or insurance or actuarial tertiary studies would be preferable with at least 3-5 years experience in the financial services industry. Insurance industry (or related), regulatory or credit rating experience would be an advantage. The role will require the person to have a real passion for analysis being able to enthusiastically undertake rigorous analytical work, including collating information into reasoned arguments and be proficient at writing analytical reports. Importantly, candidates must have a good understanding of financial markets and the business environment, and some understanding of S&P s analytical products and services. The role requires strong interpersonal and communication skills and the successful candidate must be able to work effectively in a team-oriented, global, and multi-cultural environment. Finally, candidates must have the ability to analyze unique, non-routine analytical or business problems in a timely and insightful manner.

Our Hiring Manager says:

As a client facing analyst and someone who presents to a rating committee, you will need to be professional and polished, and have a keen eye for detail. Presentation and communication must be of the highest standard in conjunction with your willing and flexible attitude.

This is an excellent opportunity for an energetic and personable individual with strong analytical skills and a deep knowledge of financial markets to support our provision of essential intelligence to the markets.


  • Analyzing information and data for determining ratings on insurance companies and their debt issues;

  • Making recommendations and presenting to rating committees;

  • Drafting press releases, company-specific reports, and industry commentaries in a fast-paced environment with publication deadlines;

  • Effectively communicating to clients S& P Global Ratings methodology and procedures;

  • Conduct effective monitoring of operating performance of rated companies, including reviews of public filings and private information supplied by issuers, and participation in client meetings;

  • Meeting with issuers and investors on analytical matters and assisting in resolving clients' analytical needs; and

  • Contributing to S & P Global Ratings global and regional analytical sectoral forums, and authoring related commentaries

What we re looking for:

  • Bachelor's degree. Business or actuarial background, while an advanced degree or CFA is a plus

  • Minimum three years of experience in an analytical position. Working experience in the insurance industry is a plus

  • Good understanding of financial and capital markets, business environments, and relevant insurance regulations in Australia

  • Strong financial statement analysis skills and accounting knowledge

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills

  • A demonstrated ability to give effective presentations to senior executives

  • A highly motivated team player who can work autonomously in a global, multi-cultural and fast pace environment

  • Ability to undertake rigorous analytical work and be proficient at writing analytical reports in English

  • Candidates with less experience can be considered as Rating Analyst

_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, visitwww.spglobal.com - ratings

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.