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About the Role:

Grade Level (for internal use):


Note to candidates: Only candidates with valid rights to work in the UK would be considered for the role

The Team:

The EMEA Commodities team comprises about 10 credit analysts based in various European offices and covering a wide range of oil & gas, mining, and metals companies. The position is in London.

The Impact:

You will provide key stakeholders with our value-added “credit story” on commodities companies through insightful opinions and strong analysis. You will analyze a portfolio of commodities companies, primarily based in the UK and non-EU countries. This position involves meeting with issuers and investors on analytical matters, leading market education efforts, participating to research efforts of the global Commodities team and taking the lead at external meetings related to credits.

What you stand to Gain:

As an Associate Director/ Senior Analyst, you can learn from and influence the fast-moving capital markets via the credit opinions and market research that we publish.  You will also engage with senior management (incl CFOs and Heads of Treasury) at the companies we rate and build independent views that feed into rating committee decisions.    


  • Perform full credit analysis (including industry’s changing dynamics and emerging trends, financial modeling, liquidity, capital structure and recovery analysis) for determining ratings on commodities companies and their debt issues
  • Being responsible for credit recommendations in rating committees
  • Publishing press releases, company-specific reports, and industry commentaries in a fast-paced environment with publication deadlines
  • Continuous monitoring of operating performance of rated companies, including review of public filings and private information supplied by issuers, and participation in issuers meetings.
  • Effectively communicating to C-Suite issuers and high-profile investors on S&P Global Ratings' methodology and analytical views
  • Contributing to S&P Global Ratings' global and regional analytical sectoral forums, and authoring related commentaries

What We’re Looking For:

  • We are happy to consider candidates for the Associate Director level ( A S&P employee at this level would typically have 7-10 years of experience in corporate credit analysis) or the Senior Analyst level (previously titled Associate, typically about 4-6 years of experience)
  • Masters’ degree, ideally with Finance, Accounting or Economics background. CFA charter is a plus
  • Good understanding of financial and capital markets, macro-economics and changing business environments. Strong interest in, and knowledge of, global commodities markets (oil, gas, minerals etc…). Good understanding on how sustainability trends affect credit quality
  • You ideally have prior credit analytics experience covering nonfinancial corporates, either in another credit rating agency, an investment bank, an asset manager, or another relevant institution
  • Strong financial statement analysis and modeling skills, good accounting knowledge
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • A demonstrated ability to give effective presentations to and interact with senior executives and high-profile investors.
  • A highly motivated team player who can work autonomously in a global, multi-cultural and fast-paced environment. Ability to work under pressure, with tight deadline, and in a regulated environment
  • Ability to undertake rigorous analytical work and be proficient at writing analytical reports in English.


About S&P Global Ratings
At S&P Global Ratings, our analyst-driven credit ratings, research, and sustainable finance opinions provide critical insights that are essential to translating complexity into clarity so market participants can uncover opportunities and make decisions with conviction. By bringing transparency to the market through high-quality independent opinions on creditworthiness, we enable growth across a wide variety of organizations, including businesses, governments, and institutions.

S&P Global Ratings is a division of S&P Global (NYSE: SPGI).  S&P Global is the world’s foremost provider of credit ratings, benchmarks, analytics and workflow solutions in the global capital, commodity and automotive markets. With every one of our offerings, we help many of the world’s leading organizations navigate the economic landscape so they can plan for tomorrow, today.

For more information, visit www.spglobal.com/ratings

What’s In It For You?

Our Purpose:

Progress is not a self-starter. It requires a catalyst to be set in motion. Information, imagination, people, technology–the right combination can unlock possibility and change the world.

Our world is in transition and getting more complex by the day. We push past expected observations and seek out new levels of understanding so that we can help companies, governments and individuals make an impact on tomorrow. At S&P Global we transform data into Essential Intelligence®, pinpointing risks and opening possibilities. We Accelerate Progress.

Our People:

We're more than 35,000 strong worldwide—so we're able to understand nuances while having a broad perspective. Our team is driven by curiosity and a shared belief that Essential Intelligence can help build a more prosperous future for us all.

From finding new ways to measure sustainability to analyzing energy transition across the supply chain to building workflow solutions that make it easy to tap into insight and apply it. We are changing the way people see things and empowering them to make an impact on the world we live in. We’re committed to a more equitable future and to helping our customers find new, sustainable ways of doing business. We’re constantly seeking new solutions that have progress in mind. Join us and help create the critical insights that truly make a difference.

Our Values:

Integrity, Discovery, Partnership

At S&P Global, we focus on Powering Global Markets. Throughout our history, the world's leading organizations have relied on us for the Essential Intelligence they need to make confident decisions about the road ahead. We start with a foundation of integrity in all we do, bring a spirit of discovery to our work, and collaborate in close partnership with each other and our customers to achieve shared goals.


We take care of you, so you can take care of business. We care about our people. That’s why we provide everything you—and your career—need to thrive at S&P Global.

Our benefits include: 

  • Health & Wellness: Health care coverage designed for the mind and body.

  • Flexible Downtime: Generous time off helps keep you energized for your time on.

  • Continuous Learning: Access a wealth of resources to grow your career and learn valuable new skills.

  • Invest in Your Future: Secure your financial future through competitive pay, retirement planning, a continuing education program with a company-matched student loan contribution, and financial wellness programs.

  • Family Friendly Perks: It’s not just about you. S&P Global has perks for your partners and little ones, too, with some best-in class benefits for families.

  • Beyond the Basics: From retail discounts to referral incentive awards—small perks can make a big difference.

For more information on benefits by country visit: https://www.spglobal.com/en/careers/our-culture/

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at S&P Global:
At S&P Global, we believe diversity fuels creative insights, equity unlocks opportunity, and inclusion drives growth and innovation – Powering Global Markets. Our commitment centers on our global workforce, ensuring that our people are empowered to bring their whole selves to work. It doesn’t stop there, we strive to better reflect and serve the communities in which we live and work, and advocate for greater opportunity for all.

S&P Global has a Securities Disclosure and Trading Policy (“the Policy”) that seeks to mitigate conflicts of interest by monitoring and placing restrictions on personal securities holding and trading. The Policy is designed to promote compliance with global regulations. In some Divisions, pursuant to the Policy’s requirements, candidates at S&P Global may be asked to disclose securities holdings. Some roles may include a trading prohibition and remediation of positions when there is an effective or potential conflict of interest. Employment at S&P Global is contingent upon compliance with the Policy.  


Equal Opportunity Employer

S&P Global is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race/ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, military veteran status, unemployment status, or any other status protected by law.  Only electronic job submissions will be considered for employment.  


If you need an accommodation during the application process due to a disability, please send an email to: EEO.Compliance@spglobal.com and your request will be forwarded to the appropriate person.  
US Candidates Only:  The EEO is the Law Poster http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf describes discrimination protections under federal law. 


202 - Middle Professional (EEO Job Group) (inactive), 20 - Professional (EEO-2 Job Categories-United States of America), RATNGS202.2 - Middle Professional Tier II (EEO Job Group)

Job ID: 296668
Posted On: 2024-01-30
Location: London, United Kingdom
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Associate Director - EMEA Commodities
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