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Research Assistant, North American Project Finance

Toronto, ON

Research Assistant – Global Infrastructure – Public Private Partnerships and Project Finance – Toronto

The Role:
You should be a highly skilled and motivated individual, interested in infrastructure and have a willingness to learn project finance skills. As a Research Assistant, you will provide broad basic support for all credit related matters for our public private partnership/project finance team, which is part of a global infrastructure ratings practice. The position is based in our Toronto office.

Key Responsibilities:
You will support a team of Senior Credit Analysts with database maintenance, extracting financial and economic data from source materials and inputting into group applications, as well as develop and update financial forecasts. You will also help with routine surveillance and publishing activities, conduct industry research, and assist with ad hoc projects. You will thrive in an environment of continuous improvement. You should also have high customer service standards while adhering to established ratings criteria, policies, and procedures.

The Impact:

  • At S&P Global Ratings, your analytical opinion truly matters and each person who works here has a meaningful role in our reputation of integrity, transparency, and ratings excellence.
  • We play a vital role in bringing transparency and comparability to the financial markets and helps investors and others measure and manage credit risk.
  • By supporting capital markets, we help people to start and grow businesses, cities and states to build highways and hospitals, and manufacturers to build factories and create jobs.
  • With offices in 26 countries, rating $47.5 trillion in debt, and with nearly 1,400 credit analysts, we are an important part of the world’s financial infrastructure and have played a leading role for more than 150 years in providing investors and financers the information they need to more easily, quickly and efficiently provide capital to businesses and governments.
  • The Career Opportunity:

    With the mentorship of senior analysts, you will work closely with the sector team on its ongoing surveillance of a portfolio of rated issuers. You will perform basic fundamental credit analysis, forecasting, and industry analysis. As a high performing team member, you are likely to be considered for providing support on more complex issuers and transactions, as well as providing input to financial models and written analysis used for committee reviews and external publications.

    The Team / Business:
    The Global Infrastructure Practice was established to expand our ratings franchise in an area of strong growth and to demonstrate 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. Effective collaboration and a thoughtful approach to problem solving are highly valued.


  • Bachelor’s degree (business/quantitative discipline preferred).
  • 0-2 years of relevant work experience.
  • Strong analytical skills with an understanding of financial statement analysis and accounting concepts.
  • Understanding of fixed income markets. Some familiarity with credit risk.
  • Ability to quickly absorb, 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.
  • Aptitude for expanding, learning, and passion for making a contribution.
  • Highly organized with the ability to multitask and work under time pressure.
  • 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

    EEO Statement
    North America
    S&P Global is an equal opportunity employer committed to making all employment decisions without regard to race/ethnicity, gender, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, color, creed, religion, national origin, age, disability, marital status (including domestic partnerships and civil unions), sexual orientation, military veteran status, unemployment status, or any other basis prohibited by federal, state or local law. Only electronic job submissions will be considered for employment. If you need an accommodation during the application process due to a disability, please send an email to: [email protected] and your request will be forwardedto the appropriate person. The EEO is the Law Poster discrimination protections under federal law.

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