Credit Analyst

  • Up to £55,000
  • Londres, Angleterre, Royaume-Uni
  • CDI, Plein-temps
  • Saxton Leigh
  • 20 nov. 17 2017-11-20

A leading ratings agency are looking for a Credit Analyst with experience of covering Insurance companies to join them in their London office with a view towards moving to relocating to new Amsterdam offices in late 2018.


As the primary analyst, the candidate will take responsibility for timely and high quality credit assessments on a portfolio of (re)insurers, as well as producing accurate and informative publications to support the credit decision

Regular interaction with senior management of (re)insurers and requirement to attend company meetings, with support from more senior colleagues, to obtain relevant information to support the credit assessment 

Conduct on-going surveillance of assigned portfolios and develop industry knowledge, including the identification of key trends and issues that may affect the assigned portfolio of (re)insurers

Present analysis at rating committee, participate in rating committees of other analysts, and contribute to internal discussions regarding the state of the (re)insurance markets and rating issues

Contribute to external presentations, seminars and the writing and research of external specialist reports commenting on key market issues and trends. Additionally, the candidate will be expected to develop a network of contacts in the (re)insurance market (including clients, brokers and other stakeholders) for the purpose of developing market intelligence

Occasional international travelling will be required for this role

Skills and Experience

Developed knowledge of the insurance market and principles of finance and accounting 

Solid experience of conducting financial analysis, ideally within the insurance industry, financial services sector or a financial services consultancy firm

Strong written and verbal communication skills in English

Experience of developing and managing professional relationships with external stakeholders

Self-starter and pro-active in bringing new ideas and solutions to the table and aggressively seeking knowledge

Must demonstrate ability to manage own time efficiently and effectively, and be able to multitask, absorb ideas and facts quickly, while maintaining a strict eye for detail

Excellent organizational and administrative skills

Fluency in European Languages is beneficial but not essential

Education and Qualifications
Bachelor degree is a minimum entry requirement, ideally in maths, economics, finance, business or accountancy

Additional relevant professional qualifications are an advantage (MBA, CFA, ACA/ACCA, Actuarial, etc.)