Intellectual curiosity is a core competency at Fitch Group. Fact-based research and reason, shaped by credit expertise, international perspective and a culture shaped by healthy discourse and debate – that is how we deliver our best analysis.
Integrity and objectivity are non-negotiable at Fitch. Our work environment is intended to inspire open communication and teamwork.
Our people are credit experts and global citizens. With offices in more than 30 countries, our people collaborate globally every day, in our work and in our communities.
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Fitch Credit Academy
A career at Fitch Ratings is a unique experience - one for which there is no single, ideal training ground. Our people are always learning or teaching - in formal training opportunities or on-the-job learning experiences.
The Fitch Credit Academy is a premier in-house training and certification program that supports the development of our analytical staff. Through the FCA, we offer custom-designed, progressive curricula to address foundational and specialized analytical skills and knowledge. Fitch recognizes learning milestones through assessment exercises and FCA Certification.
Fitch Management Academy
Fitch Management Academy is a customized training program designed specifically for Fitch managers and ascending leaders. The program is multi-leveled, and covers core management skills, experiential leadership programming and on demand resources that support our managers within an increasingly complex environment.
As we strive to achieve our strategic objectives through day-to-day embodiment of our core values, it is essential that our approach to work is underpinned by sound management practices. We are therefore committed to providing our managers with high impact management and leadership development opportunities.
Fitch’s most important asset is our people, and this robust training program is just another example of our commitment to invest in our workforce.
Why Credit Ratings Matter - The Role of Ratings in Efficient Markets
As part of the Museum of American Finance’s CEO series “Why Wall Street Matters,” Fitch Group CEO Paul Taylor explains how credit ratings work and their role in the global economy.
"Our business is not about being the biggest; it’s about being the best. As a professional services company, our continuing success is dependent upon our people, and our ability to leverage the value of a more diverse workforce."
- Ian Linnell, President of Fitch Ratings
Fitch Ratings is a leading provider of credit ratings, commentary and research. We exist to serve investors and ultimately to help markets operate more efficiently.
Our company has grown substantially during its 100+ year history, most notably over the past two decades when we combined four small rating agencies to become one world-class alternative to the ratings status quo. In more recent years, Fitch has increased its global presence and expanded its analytical capabilities, while following a program of managed growth to accommodate market opportunities and strategic initiatives.
As we continue through our second century, we remain committed to providing quality information that helps drive efficient markets and healthy economies.
- Financial Institutions - Fitch has long been the industry leader in the financial institutions sector, providing more ratings worldwide than any other rating agency – on over 3,500 entities and their securities. Fitch’s financial institutions’ coverage includes not only banks, but also finance and leasing companies, securities firms and asset management organizations. In addition, the group supports dedicated teams for rating specialized securities such as covered bonds.
- Structured Finance - Fitch currently rates Structured Finance transactions across four main asset classes: Asset Backed Securities, Residential Mortgage Backed Securities, Commercial Mortgage Backed Securities and Structured Credit. We are committed to bringing our legacy of transparency and openness to bear in all areas of the structured finance market. We have developed new investor-focused surveillance tools and enhanced our existing offerings to ensure that a security’s risk is clearly identified and that our opinions continue to be objective and forward-looking. In the complex field of global securitization, Fitch Ratings explores every angle of a transaction so that investors have the additional insight and context necessary to make timely and informed business decisions.
- Corporates - The Fitch Ratings Corporates group provides public and private ratings on companies and their debt instruments, including — bank loans, senior and subordinated debt, commercial paper and preferred stock. The group's analytical methodology addresses the legal, regulatory and market environments in over 100 countries in which Fitch Ratings operates, with particular emphasis on debt structure. Our Corporates analysts continually expand and deepen their research, combining industry expertise with the finest analytical tools to offer well-informed and timely judgments.
- International Public Finance & US Public Finance - Fitch Ratings’ International and US Public Finance teams cover the rating of Local and Regional Governments and Public Entities worldwide. The credit analysis approach is based on an assessment of the relationship between different tiers of government captured in the institutional framework, a number of qualitative and quantitative factors and the link between the LRG and the sovereign. In addition to Local and Regional Governments our coverage includes public entities in sectors such social housing, higher education, specialized financial vehicles, health care and public transportation as well as any entity that has a public policy mission.
- Infrastructure & Project Finance - Fitch's Global Infrastructure and Project Finance Group is responsible for the credit ratings of debt related to infrastructure assets mainly in the transportation, energy, and social infrastructure sectors. The portfolio includes public ratings and private credit opinions covering a variety of transaction types (project finance, corporate finance and structured finance). The assets include airports, toll roads, ports, rail infrastructure, power plants, oil and gas facilities, wind and solar parks, schools and hospitals.
- Sovereigns - The Fitch Ratings Sovereigns Group provides credit research and opinion on more than 100 countries, and assigns ratings to the foreign and local currency debt of sovereign governments that account for virtually all of sovereign international debt issuance.
- Insurance - With coverage across all areas of the insurance market including life, non-life, and reinsurance, our analysts apply an open and balanced approach to credit assessment. Leveraging industry data and well-tested credit metrics, our analytical process is supported by a careful mix of quantitative and qualitative factors. Our global insurance team transforms data into actionable opinions that help investors confidently evaluate risk. The firm also provides financial strength and debt ratings for more than 2,500 insurance companies globally.
We are an Equal Employment/Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate in hiring on the basis of sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religious creed, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.
If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or mail at 33 Whitehall Street, attn: Human Resources, New York, NY, 10004 and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Requests for accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please note that only inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address.
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