Ratings Analyst CLT

Job Description

The Ratings Advisory Group is part of the Corporate Finance Group within IBCM and is focused on providing expert advice to both clients and bankers with respect to credit ratings-related projects including capital markets transactions. Project inquiry can include client strategic advice relating to rating process, rating agency management meetings and expected ratings for new capital markets transactions, strategic corporate advisory, debt capacity, equity hybrids, new rating agency methodologies, notching analysis (individual issue ratings) and optimal capital structure.

  • Provide ratings advice across product lines (debt, equity, banking, sponsors, leveraged finance and investment grade, M&A, product development)
  • Provide ratings advice across industry groups
  • Provide ratings advice to bankers and clients on ratings process and potential outcomes
  • Transaction-based guidance (M&A and debut debt issuers) and, if relevant, capital products development (largely FIG)
  • Work with Corporate Finance on automation of certain agency functions (such as ratings scorecards) to help bankers incorporate ratings discussions into client dialogs

The candidate will work closely with senior Ratings Advisory team members, corporate banking relationship managers and IBCM product partners on the above-listed project inquiry and solutions for investment grade rated and leveraged corporate issuers. The candidate will gain significant exposure and knowledge relating to a combination of corporate credit issues, credit and financial statement analysis, capital markets transactions and high level client exposure. The position provides growth potential, with a macro knowledge-based skill set that is marketable to numerous areas including Ratings Advisory, Corporate Finance and coverage areas within IBCM and the corporate bank.

Team members support our focus on building strong customer relationships balanced with a strong risk mitigating and compliance-driven culture which firmly establishes those disciplines as critical to the success of our customers and company. They are accountable for execution of all applicable risk programs (Credit, Market, Financial Crimes, Operational, Regulatory Compliance), which includes effectively following and adhering to applicable Wells Fargo policies and procedures, appropriately fulfilling risk and compliance obligations, timely and effective escalation and remediation of issues, and making sound risk decisions. There is emphasis on proactive monitoring, governance, risk identification and escalation, as well as making sound risk decisions commensurate with the business unit's risk appetite and all risk and compliance program requirements.

Required Qualifications

  • 1+ year of capital markets industry experience; or 2+ years of financial services industry experience

Other Desired Qualifications

  • Undergraduate degree in engineering, economics or business preferred
  • Minimum two years of experience as an investment banking, corporate banking, capital markets or credit analyst
  • Must be a highly responsive team player who can manage multiple projects and quickly turn around requested analysis with a low error rate
  • Superior analytical skills coupled with strong written and verbal communication skills are also requirements
  • Individual must be able to work in a dynamic, fast paced, and intense work environment


All offers for employment with Wells Fargo are contingent upon the candidate having successfully completed a criminal background check. Wells Fargo will consider qualified candidates with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable local, state and Federal law, including Section 19 of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act.

Relevant military experience is considered for veterans and transitioning service men and women.

Wells Fargo is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran/Gender Identity/Sexual Orientation.


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