Associate, Infrastructure Latam  (S&P Global Ratings)

The Role: Associate, S&P Global Ratings - Infrastructure

Grade (relevant for internal applicants only): 11

The Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina – Amba candidates apply with English CV

The Team: You will report to the Head of Infrastructure, Latin America, and be working closely with a number of highly experienced industry specialists, not only in Latin America but globally.

The Global Infrastructure Practice was established by S&P Global Ratings to expand our ratings franchise in an area of strong growth and to leverage our significant global infrastructure expertise across the full range of infrastructure and energy asset classes. Analytical team members reside in 16 locations globally and work on a diverse range of transactions applying different ratings criteria.

As important as the pure professional background is the personal and cultural fit. S&P Global’s culture can be described as highly integrated & collegiate, as a firm we work supporting each other to deliver the best solutions to clients.

Work schedule (Time shift): Full Time

The Impact: At S&P Global Ratings, your analytical opinion truly matters and each person who works here has an essential role in our reputation of integrity, transparency, and ratings excellence. S&P Global Ratings plays a vital role in bringing transparency and comparability to the financial markets and helps investors and others measure and manage credit risk. By supporting capital markets, S&P Global Ratings helps people grow businesses, cities and states to build highways and hospitals, and manufacturers to build factories and create jobs.

The successful applicant will have the opportunity to expand further analytical excellence on an ongoing basis as we aim to encompass achievement within a working environment that is rewarding, stimulating and where there is a constant focus on building skills and competencies through learning.

As an Associate, you will have direct analytical responsibility for a portfolio of credits, and be responsible for conducting credit and financial analysis, reviewing, researching and managing data/transaction documents, running credit models, analyzing cash flows, and preparing analytical documentation. You will be expected to provide analytical reasoning in committees and discussion within the team, and to act proactively toward resolution of issues, to investigate root causes for problems, solving and be knowledgeable on the appropriate criteria. You will develop and maintain a deep understanding of the industry trends and issues. As new asset classes evolve, you will have the opportunity to work on a variety of different proposals.

English language skills must be excellent in order to communicate properly and precisely within the organization and publish research as discussed above.

What’s in it for you: Infrastructure finance is one of the fastest growing sectors of the capital markets and is a key funding source and growth driver for many areas of the economy. If you are interested in helping to facilitate this growth while challenging yourself in a fast-paced environment, this is the right position for you. It offers the opportunity to work in a collegial culture with great potential for professional development and career growth. To succeed, you must be comfortable with quantitative analysis and have a knack for problem solving. In addition, this role provides a great opportunity to be exposed to a range of markets and asset types; it encompasses compelling analytical expertise and effective management skills.

In the position, you will be working as part of the Global Infrastructure Ratings group at S&P Global Ratings. With the guidance of a senior analyst, a qualified Associate typically maintains direct analytical responsibility for a portfolio of rated issuers within the transportation, energy, power, renewables and utilities asset classes.


The Associate undertakes rigorous analytical work and is proficient in conducting research and fundamental credit analysis, analyzing financial statements, working with financial models and forecasts, and writing analytical reports on rated different infrastructure asset classes. The successful candidate is able to work effectively in a fast-paced environment, possess strong interpersonal and communication skills, is customer-oriented, and demonstrates excellent presentation skills. Your responsibilities also include:

  • Ownership of a portfolio of credits

  • Arranging review meetings for all entities assigned in line with our surveillance standards

  • Understanding financial statements and preparing detailed forecasts

  • Summarizing findings and conclusions (including rating implications) at management meetings and discuss with management

  • Independently preparing and presenting analysis and recommendations to credit committees

  • Actively participating in committees

  • Undertaking research in support of S&P Global Ratings published commentaries

  • Communicating market players for rating rationale and criteria application

  • Actively managing relationships with issuers, intermediaries and investors

  • Understanding and implementing S&P’s policies and procedures

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor degree holder of Business, Economics, Finance, Engineering, Mathematics, or a related subject

  • Solid experience (3+ years) within a large commercial bank, investment bank, investing institution/asset manager, rating agency, or an audit company working in the field of financial analysis

  • Understanding of the power, utilities or infrastructure asset classes

  • Strong analytical skills with a deep understanding of financial statement analysis and accounting concepts

  • Proficiency with calculations and the ability to maintain accuracy and be detail oriented while complying with strict and tight deadlines

  • Ability to multi-task and manage deadlines under time pressure

  • Experience in managing, interpreting, and synthesizing data for analytical purposes

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills

  • Team player with excellent time management skills

  • Fluent in English

  • Excel skills (including formulas, vlookups, pivot tables, data, filters)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • MBA or Master’s Degree in Finance, Economics, Accounting, Engineering, Mathematics and/or CFA

  • Strong proficiency with Excel & VBA, financial models and financial data

  • Strong PowerPoint and database application skills

  • Knowledge of programming languages (e.g. C++, MATLAB, Python, R or VBA)

  • Prior experience with data analysis. Knowledge of SQL and experience in databases such as Oracle, Sybase, or Access would be helpful

  • Proficiency/familiarity in reading legal documentation.

About Company Statement:

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, visit [...] 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: and your request will be forwarded to the appropriate person.

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)

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