McGraw Hill Financial Director/Lead Analyst, Infrastructure Ratings Greater China in Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Position Description

The Global Infrastructure Practice has a Director Opening and is looking to fill it as soon as possible. The successful candidate will be based in Hong Kong and will act as a Lead Analyst for a regional portfolio focused on the rapidly growing Greater China region.

The Role:

Director – Lead Analyst:

Infrastructure Ratings, Greater China

The Location:

Hong Kong

The Team - Business:

The Global Infrastructure Practice was established by S&P Global 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 asset classes. Analytical team members reside in 16 locations globally and work on a diverse range of transactions globally applying different ratings criteria, predominantly corporate and project finance. We also work on transactions in partnership with other practices on a regular basis. Effective teamwork and a thoughtful approach to problem solving are highly valued.

The Impact:

The successful applicant will enhance our ability to efficiently and effectively serve our clients by demonstrating outstanding analytical excellence and the capacity to provide relevant, insightful and compelling analysis. Your analysis and work is essential to the covering of a diverse portfolio of credits, as well as in the training of others to help them resolve difficult day-to-day analytical issues and problems. As new asset classes evolve, you will have the opportunity to work on a variety of different project and corporate credits. You will be skilled at dealing with issuers and investors, have strong external engagement and presentation skills and be able to effectively “tell the credit story” in written and verbal form. Your coaching and mentoring skills will be recognized and appreciated by your teams. You will be well organized and efficient in your approach to deadlines and problem-solving. You will have a strong background and interest in the APAC Infrastructure sector and be able to intelligently engage with others on matters of substance in this sector.

What’s in it for you:

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a high performing, global analytical team, covering a sector undergoing important changes and with good potential for professional development. As a Director and Lead Analyst, you will analyze a portfolio of assigned entities as well as complex situations, data, and information, assess client’s financial projections and resolve difficult deal-specific analytical situations. This position involves meeting with issuers and investors on analytical matters, assisting in resolving client needs, contributing to media requirements in conjunction with other senior members of the organization, and taking the lead at external meetings related to credit ratings.

Key Responsibilities

Rate complex deals, and proficiently write complex analytical reports.

Serve to establish policy, lead criteria, policy, and analytical deliberations, identify and develop needed changes/innovations in rating methodology/criteria standards and the ratings process, and ensure that analytical guidelines, quality standards, procedures and policies established are adhered to for all credits.

Act as a senior member of rating committees and be responsible for convening and conducting of rating committee deliberations in area of expertise, including acting as the rating committee chair and assuring the integrity of the rating process. Participate as an active, vocal voting member of the committee.

Display strong sector expertise. Publish timely industry commentaries, and proficiently write sector reviews and thought leadership pieces. Develop and lead ideas on papers across a broad range of issues for publication in S&P journals and other publications.

Speaking publically and representing the company to external stakeholders.

Model the leadership behaviors and coach and mentor junior staff

Understand and implement S&P’s Policies and SOPs

Take the lead on special projects within the Global Infrastructure Practice as appropriate


A bachelor’s and advanced degree is required

Minimum of 10 years in financial services industry

Strong critical thinking skills, along with numerical strength

Excellent time management and the ability to stay organized, meet deadlines, and multitask

Analytical and problem-solving skills; the ability to think independently and critically; and

Ability to mentor others

Strong verbal and written communication skills in English and Mandarin

About 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 - ratings