Market Research Associate, BRM Corporates - London (14561)

  • Competitive
  • London, England, United Kingdom London England GB
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Fitch Ratings
  • 21 Aug 18 2018-08-21

Market Research Associate, BRM Corporates - London (14561)

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Department overview:

The role is based within the Business Relationship Management ("BRM") group in London, which leads marketing and business development efforts for Fitch Ratings corporate finance rating franchise.


The candidate will be responsible for supporting the marketing efforts of the Northern European Issuer team. The principal objective of the team is to generate new Corporate rating mandates through targeted and effective marketing.




Reporting to the Head of the Northern European Issuer team (Corporates), this self-motivated and detail orientated individual will support marketing outreach activities to target issuers, existing issuers as well as investment banks' rating advisors (as undertaken by the team in developing Fitch's Corporates franchise in Northern Europe) and be responsible for managing the financial reporting for  the EMEA corporates team.  This person will also occasionally support the local offices in EMEA.

Key responsibilities of the role include:


  • To research, originate and validate new business opportunities within the Northern European territories (UK, Ireland, Nordic region, Netherlands plus Israel).  As part of this process, the individual will review existing debt maturities, competitor and market share data, financial press and other data sources to help identify new opportunities for the team
  • Assist the team with their marketing efforts by producing pitchbooks, case studies, company 'briefs' and other materials required for marketing meetings
  • Maintain and manage the weekly new business 'Pipeline' report
  • Manage and execute bespoke marketing initiatives (with target issuers and existing issuers), principally via emails and telephone calls
  • Regular liaison with the analytical and banker teams plus other internal teams (eg accounts,  investor team and legal)
  • Update Fitch BRM databases such as 'Salesforce' (client management) as required
  • Assisting the wider BRM team and other offices, when required, to create fee agreement letters in 'Contract Lifecycle Management'
  • Generally assisting with (issuer) marketing initiatives and contributing to implementation of the overall business strategy within the EMEA corporates team
  • Over time, to take an active role in external marketing meetings


Qualifications and experience:

  • Previous experience within financial services (debt capital markets or corporate finance would be advantageous)
  • Degree educated (a finance or business related subject would be an advantage)
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, both verbal and written (English is essential.  Fluency in a second European language would be an advantage).
  • Previous experience of preparing marketing materials and excellent knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and Powerpoint.
  • Proactive, self-motivated and a strong team player
  • Ability to generate ideas and demonstrate initiative along with excellent attention to detail
  • Strong time management skills
  • Knowledge of or an aptitude to work with data systems such as Bloomberg and Dealogic.
  • Ability to work independently (with supervision and guidance from senior team members)
  • Ability to operate effectively under pressure and demonstrate the flexibility to meet tight deadlines





To apply please submit a cover letter and most recent CV including remuneration details, via the enclosed links. 


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.



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