The Team : The incumbent will be part of the Dubai-based Insurance team, which assigns credit ratings to insurance and reinsurance companies across the Middle East region (with a particular focus on the GCC).
The Dubai team is part of the wider EMEA Financial Services Practice.
The Impact : An individual in this role will be a key contributor to supporting rating surveillance and new rating assignments, covering all aspects of rating analysis.
The individual will also contribute to market research, publications and other projects as needed.
What’s in it for you : A Rating Analyst in the S&P Global Insurance team typically assumes a credit rating support role, working closely under the supervision of primary analysts (who cover a portfolio of credits).
This role includes supporting primary analysts in timely rating surveillance, assigning new ratings and collaborating on research commentaries.
The culture and working environment places emphasis on teamwork and collaboration, as well as detailed documentation of all aspects of the analysis and publication of ratings.
Strong communication skills and curiosity are essential for internal discussions of ratings, as well as external publishing and presentations.
The candidate will support and assist primary analysts in updating reports and preparing for client meetings and internal committees.
Over time, the successful candidate has the opportunity to progress and assume primary analyst coverage responsibilities for a portfolio of credits.
The position offers an interesting mix of analytical challenges and opportunities to develop broader communication and project management skills.
The successful candidate will be able to undertake rigorous analytical work and will have some experience in research and writing well-
structured analytical reports. An ability to quickly analyze and act upon information is required to maintain and enhance the quality and timeliness of our analysis.
A background in financial services analysis is a requirement.
Bachelor’s degree (finance / economics preferred).Relevant work experience. Sound knowledge of accounting principles and financial statement analysis for insurance companies.
Ability to quickly analyze and act upon information, while demonstrating strong proficiency with figures.Strong Excel / Word / PowerPoint and database application skills.
Solid communication skills, verbal and written, as well as the capacity to expand, learn, and make analytical contributions.
Arabic language skills would be an advantage.Highly organized, meets deadlines and works under time pressure.Strong team player -
the ability to work in a dynamic, collaborative and multicultural work environment is critical.Must have ability to think independently and critically, and have an eye for innovation opportunities.