The Assistant Vice President - Analyst (AVP) will be part of Moody's Project and Infrastructure Finance Group, working as a member of the Green Bond Assessment team. This is a challenging, high profile role. The AVP will be responsible for evaluating and assessing green bond transactions by applying Moody's Green Bonds Assessment (GBA) methodology to arrive at a GBA assessment; prepare written materials to support GBA assessments, including in depth issuer reports, press releases and GBA updates. The AVP will also be responsible for responding to issuer, investor, intermediary and press inquiries, contributing to Moody's overall green bond assessment initiatives, participating in and representing the team at conferences and meetings and writing both in-depth research reports, issuer-in-depth reports and quick-turnaround, news-driven commentary.
This opportunity involves a new and growing business line at Moody's. Having a general understanding of the broader environmental, sustainability and governance practices, in addition to green bond financings, is a benefit for the position. The position also requires the development of a thorough understanding of Moody's GBA rating methodology, its unbiased application as well as thought leadership to evolve the green bond methodology and standards over time.
The AVP is expected to provide thought-leading analysis, topical research and commentary with minimal oversight, and, over-time, guidance for more junior analysts. The AVP will also help manage effective interaction with government representatives, regulators, financial intermediaries, investors and other market participants.
More specifically, he or she will be responsible for the following:
In-depth, fundamental credit analysis of individual green bond assessments within a diverse and growing portfolio as lead analyst; presenting the analysis effectively and comprehensively at assessment reviews and rating committees.
Publication of insightful, clear and focused research on GBA assessments and market developments, high-quality focused research on credit trends for the sectors we cover and short-news driven commentary on recent credit developments.
Developing Moody's franchise through effective investor and intermediary outreach through a variety of outlets, including regional conferences and Moody's investor briefings and media interviews.
Adherence to all applicable regulatory, code of conduct and best practice requirements and standards.
Project Finance & Infrastructure / Green Bond Assessment Initiative - New York
Strong academic background - graduate degree in Public Policy, Public Administration, Economics, Business or Environmental Science strongly preferred
Excellent communication skills - demonstrated ability to convey complex analytical issues clearly and succinctly, both verbally and in writing; public speaking experience
Understanding key ESG issues impacting companies; knowledge and experience with environmental issues, climate change, climate finance and sustainability; understanding carbon-dioxide emissions calculation methodologies and approaches across various project categories, market segments and sectors; some environmental sciences skills/education, a plus.
Sound judgment - capable of developing independent opinion and defending own views
Strong quantitative aptitude and proven analytical skills
Highly organized, efficient, and detail-oriented, with ability to multi-task and meet tight deadlines, assuming responsibility for workflow and work product
Ability to ensure ongoing self-development
Ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team
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