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VP-Senior Analyst/MDG

Moody's Corporation
Borough, South East London, United Kingdom
Competitive Salary
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Apr 20, 2024

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The Methodology and Models Development Group (MMDG) at Moody's is responsible for developing and publishing all new methodologies and assessment frameworks and revisions thereto, as well as the related models, scorecards and analytical tools used in Moody's Ratings. Moody's Ratings' credit rating methodologies describe the analytical framework rating committees use to assign ratings, and assessment frameworks describe the analytics behind a variety of Moody's Ratings' non-rating products that are relevant to fixed income investors.

The Methodology Analytics Team leads the analytical development of methodologies and assessment frameworks and works with teams across Credit Strategy and Standards, the rating groups, Moody's Ratings Technology Services and other groups to assure timely execution and a robust end-product.

The Role and


We are looking for a Vice President - Senior Analyst with experience in credit analysis (Fundamental, Structured or both) to join the Methodology Development Group - Analytics Team within the Methodology and Model Development Group (MMDG).

The successful candidate will have the following


  • Using Agile principles, lead projects to develop sector and cross-sector methodologies and assessment frameworks throughout all phases from initiation through approval, including coordination of publication requirements and implementation readiness.
  • Work with the relevant rating teams, MMDG's delivery managers, content team and other pertinent subject matter experts to develop methodologies that meet Moody's Ratings' criteria for analytical relevance, consistency, and transparency.
  • Create customer delight: develop and implement the communication plan for each methodology project to assure key stakeholder awareness and satisfaction with the development process and end-product.
  • Author and, where applicable, support authors from other units in creating methodology and related documents that clearly reflect quantitative and qualitative frameworks as well as other important rating considerations, project Moody's brand and meet internal standards and evolving regulatory requirements.
  • Prepare submission packages comprising the methodology, related tools, analytical rationale and related documents to obtain approval from the Methodology Review Group (MRG).
  • Collaborate with the MMDG quantitative analytics team, MIS Tech, GMO and MA when relevant, including clear communication of requirements, to ensure timely development of relevant tools needed for implementation readiness and methodology publication.
  • Assist MMDG's Methodology Process Group to ensure timely publication of documents, including translations.
  • Contribute to or lead projects to develop and refine the vision for methodologies or to improve the methodology development process and eliminate waste.
  • Compile and maintain information for the portfolio of methodologies.
  • Assist with ad-hoc quantitative and analytical projects/tasks.
  • Ensure compliance with internal policies and procedures.

  • Bachelor's degree required. Advanced degree in economics, finance, business or other quantitative field a plus; CFA a plus.
  • At least six to eight years of experience in credit analysis that includes assigning credit ratings or risk ratings, with substantial experience analyzing financial institutions or structured finance transactions.
  • Strong quantitative skills and analytical problem solving required.
  • Experience in authoring credit rating methodologies a plus, as is familiarity with legal documents.
  • Excellent communications skills - oral and written. Writing needs to be well-structured and logical.
  • Strong quantitative skills and analytical problem solving required.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to help resolve differing analytical viewpoints.
  • Highly organized, disciplined and efficient with ability to manage own workflow/priorities and meet deadlines.
  • Strong team player with the ability to work independently - proactive, flexible, diligent, with the highest ethical standards.


Moody's is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity or any other characteristic protected by law.

Candidates for Moody's Corporation may be asked to disclose securities holdings pursuant to Moody's Policy for Securities Trading and the requirements of the position. Employment is contingent upon compliance with the Policy, including remediation of positions in those holdings as necessary.

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