Assistant Vice President, Credit Ratings, US RMBS

| New York, NY, USA | Hybrid
Employer Provided Salary: 95,000-150,000 Annually
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About the Role
The Morningstar DBRS U.S. RMBS team is seeking a ratings analyst with strong quantitative and analytical skills at the Assistant Vice President level. The role is based in New York, New York as part of the Global Structured Finance team.
The successful candidate will primarily conduct all the activities required to assign new ratings for U.S. RMBS transactions, including collateral assessment, cash flow analysis, third-party due diligence, and legal document reviews. Candidate should be willing to work in an environment with a strong focus on teamwork and have strong work ethics, an analytical and quantitatively oriented mind-set, and attention to details.
The successful candidate will possess the interpersonal, presentation, and communication skills necessary to work with all levels of professionals, executives, and external contacts. The role offers wide opportunities to develop structured finance experience in a client facing environment.
Job Responsibilities

  • Act as a ratings analyst on structured finance transactions with minimal supervision, and present analysis to rating committee.
  • Perform transaction analysis including analysis of collateral, deal structure, and legal issues.
  • Focus on key credit issues during the new issue rating process.
  • Test cash flows to confirm accuracy and robustness of cash flow models. Conduct scenario/sensitivity analysis and communicate analysis to senior staff and colleagues.
  • Conduct analysis to evaluate the credit profile of securities and review related legal documents.
  • Participate in criteria development and enhancement of structured finance models.
  • Produce and publish industry commentaries and newsletters.
  • Participate in external meetings with bankers, investors, and originators.


  • Completion of bachelor's degree in finance, math, economics, computer science, engineering, or any other related field.
  • 4+ years of experience in structured finance.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Office programs.
  • Robust understanding of credit & legal aspects of structured finance transactions in the residential mortgage product area.
  • Strong quantitative and analytical skills, with a high attention to detail.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Self-starter and team player with demonstrated ability to work in a fast paced environment.
  • Personable, eager to learn, organized, deadline driven, and systems oriented.
  • Familiarity with structured products market and technical expertise in using fixed income analytical systems such as Intex (Dealmaker, Calc) and Bloomberg.

Nice to have

  • Master's degree in finance, math, economics, computer science or any other related field.
  • VBA, Python, or other basic programming skills.

Base Salary Compensation Range:
$95,000 - $150,000
Bonus Target:
Compensation and Benefits
At Morningstar we believe people are at their best when they are at their healthiest. That's why we champion your wellness through a wide-range of programs that support all stages of your personal and professional life. Here are some examples of the offerings we provide:

  • Financial Health
    • 75% 401k match up to 7%
    • Stock Ownership Potential
    • Company provided life insurance - 1x salary + commission

  • Physical Health
    • Comprehensive health benefits (medical/dental/vision) including potential premium discounts and company-provided HSA contributions (up to $500-$2,000 annually) for specific plans and coverages
    • Additional medical Wellness Incentives - up to $300-$600 annual
    • Company-provided long- and short-term disability insurance

  • Emotional Health
    • Trust-Based Time Off
    • 6-week Paid Sabbatical Program
    • 6-Week Paid Family Leave & Paternity Leave
    • Adoption Assistance
    • Leadership Coaching & Formal Mentorship Opportunities
    • Annual Education Stipend
    • Tuition Reimbursement

  • Social Health
    • Charitable Matching Gifts program
    • Dollars for Doers volunteer program
    • Paid volunteering days
    • 15+ Employee Resource & Affinity Groups

Base Salary Compensation Range
$95,000.00 - $150,000.00
Bonus Target %
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Morningstar's hybrid work environment gives you the opportunity to work remotely and collaborate in-person each week. While some positions are available as fully remote, we've found that we're at our best when we're purposely together on a regular basis, typically three days each week. A range of other benefits are also available to enhance flexibility as needs change. No matter where you are, you'll have tools and resources to engage meaningfully with your global colleagues.

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Disability insurance
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Our dental plan covers 100% of preventive services, 80% of basic services, and 50% of major services.
Vision insurance
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Morningstar continues to offer the choice of two medical plans—the Savings Plan and the Classic Plan. Both are administered by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois (BCBS).
Life insurance
Morningstar offers 4 tiers of life insurance that offer varying benefits. Basic Life insurance is equal to 1 times an employee's annual salary.
Wellness programs
Mental health benefits
Our insurance covers 80% on in-network mental health services. Our Employee Assistance Program provides no-cost, confidential, 24-hour counseling on a wide variety of issues.
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Take advantage of a number of Morningstar tools to help you manage your 401(k) account and your finances, including Morningstar Retirement Manager, available to you at no cost.
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Morningstar provides employees with a 401(k) matching plan managed. We match $0.75 for every dollar contributed, up to a maximum of 7% of employee pay contributed to the plan each pay period.
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Morningstar’s global employee equity benefit, Shared Ownership, enables you to take a portion of your bonus payout and exchange it for RSUs, with Morningstar providing an additional 50% match.
Employee stock purchase plan
Colleagues who exceed their performance goals substantially may be eligible for Impact RSU Awards as an additional reward on top of their cash bonus/commission award.
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Childcare benefits
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Generous parental leave
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Family medical leave
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Adoption Assistance
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Return-to-work program post parental leave
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Unlimited vacation policy
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Paid holidays
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Free daily meals
Some meals provided
Company-sponsored happy hours
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Relocation assistance
Fitness stipend
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Continuing education stipend
Continuing education available during work hours
Online course subscriptions available
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