Associate Analyst 2 (Covenant Team) | New York

Moody's Analytics
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Researcher / analyst

Credit Analysis & Research - Research

Regular - Experienced Hire

Moody's is an essential component of the global capital markets, providing credit ratings, research, tools and analysis that contribute to transparent and integrated financial markets. Moody's Corporation (NYSE: MCO) is the parent company of Moody's Investors Service, which provides credit ratings and research covering debt instruments and securities, and Moody's Analytics, which offers leading-edge software, advisory services and research for credit and economic analysis and financial risk management. The Corporation, which reported revenue of $4.4 billion in 2018, employs approximately 13,100 people worldwide and maintains a presence in 42 countries. Further information is available at Moody’s Investors Service is among the world’s most respected and widely utilized sources for credit ratings and research. Our opinions and analysis on a broad range of credit obligors and obligations are valued around the world for their insight and rigor. At MIS, our workplace culture supports our mission to be the Agency of Choice for our customers, employees and future employees. Our Culture focuses on Excellence and embodies behavioral qualities such as Integrity, Responsiveness, Collaboration, Respect and Passion. Our people are our core asset and we look beyond outcomes to ensure that behaviors and interactions matter.


The Covenant Team is globally integrated, with professionals located in London, Singapore and New York. It analyses and publishes its findings on bond and loan document protections for investors, as well as a variety of in-depth industry focused, regional, and long-term trend reports. Its reports are closely followed by most leading global investors, and are heavily quoted in the financial press.

Job Description

The Associate Analyst 2 will play a key role on the Corporate Finance team, by conducting critical analysis and providing support for the foundational work of Moody’s research. The successful candidate will provide day-to-day support to the SVP – Head of Covenant Research and VP – senior covenant officers in New York by:

  • drafting Covenant Quality Assessments, which provide a detailed analysis of the negative covenants and other significant investor protections in all material high yield bonds and leveraged loans issued into the North American market
  • drafting topical and trend-related research on the high yield bond and leveraged loan markets
  • maintaining the covenant databases
  • preparing statistical graphs, tables and spreadsheets to allow analysis of covenant trends, in conjunction with senior team members
  • generating research slide decks for use in external and internal meetings
  • fielding investor queries regarding Covenant Quality Assessments and other published research
  • being an active team member in ad hoc projects
  • working with global team members, as required

Training on legal concepts will be provided and prior experience with the drafting and review of bond indentures and credit agreements is preferred but not necessary. Knowledge and experience of debt capital markets is required.


  • MBA or Masters in Finance and/or previous credit analysis experience preferred
  • Advanced Excel skills: vlookup, hlookup, pivot tables, and macros
  • Knowledge of PowerPoint; adept at creating decks for internal and external usage
  • Familiar with Bloomberg and FACTSET
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines and manage own workflow/priorities
  • Knowledge of accounting and statistics
  • Strong research and organizational skills
  • Attentive to detail

Moody’s is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, gender, age, religion, national origin, citizen status, marital status, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. Moody’s also provides reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities in accordance with applicable laws. If you need to inquire about a reasonable accommodation, or need assistance with completing the application process, please email This contact information is for accommodation requests only, and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications. For San Francisco positions, qualified applicants with criminal histories will be considered for employment consistent with the requirements of the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. For New York City positions, qualified applicants with criminal histories will be considered for employment consistent with the requirements of the New York City Fair Chance Act. For all other applicants, qualified applicants with criminal histories will be considered for employment consistent with the requirements of applicable law. Click here to view our full EEO policy statement. Click here for more information on your EEO rights under the 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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Researcher / analyst


New York City , United States