Opportunities @ Acuité

Senior Analyst - Corporate Sector Ratings
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Position: Senior Analyst - Corporate Sector Ratings

Minimum Qualification: MBA - Finance / CA

Prior Experience: Minimum 3 yrs. of equity research or credit rating experience in corporate or infrastructure sectors with a track record in research report publications

Location: Mumbai (BKC)

Salary Band: As per industry standards

Other Benefits: Family Health Insurance

Job Description: 

1. Conduct qualitative and quantitative research for corporate sector or infrastructure sector and publish reports and articles
    independently to contribute to thought leadership 
2. Independently handle rating assignments and client engagement 
3.  Deliver client and investor presentations


Desired Competencies: 
1. Strong analytical understanding of corporate credit 
2. Good presentation and report writing skills
3. Very strong communication skills – both written and verbal
4. A passion and strong aptitude for research
5. Ability to work under stretched timelines

Manager - Business Development
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Position: Manager - Business Development

Minimum Qualification: Any Graduate – Post Graduate with a financial academic background

Prior Experience: 3 - 5 years

Location: Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkatta, Gujarat

Salary Band: As per industry standards

Other Benefits: Sales Incentives

Job Description: 

 Acuité is India's prominent credit rating and research company,  looking for candidates interested in making a career in Business Development / Corporate Sales.

The role involves industry research, new client acquisition, and interactions with bankers, CXOs, and various decision makers to showcase Acuité's expertise and service offerings.

It will present you opportunities to interact with heads of the organizations and opinion makers, enhancing the richness of your career.

Fresher Graduates with outstanding communication skills, a knack for sales and ambitious career aspirations may apply


 

 

AVP/ Sr. Manager-Business Development (Large Corporate)
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Position: AVP/ Sr. Manager-Business Development (Large Corporate)

Minimum Qualification: MBA / CA / CFA

Prior Experience: 5 - 10 years of experience in Credit Rating/Credit risk analysis/Banks /Brokerage house/Merchant Bankers

Location: Delhi, Chennai,Hyderabad, Mumbai

Salary Band: as per industry standards + Sales Incentives

Other Benefits: Family Health Insurance

Job Description: 

Acuité is building a separate Capital Markets division. This division will drive future growth of the company and play a very important role by leading innovation in the credit rating space. The Capital Markets division will handle rating and research assignments for large corporates listed on NSE/BSE platforms, corporates issuing debt capital market instruments like bonds, debentures and commercial papers.

Job Description

  • Responsible for revenue achievement, lead generation, pre-sales, negotiations, closure and relationship maintenance
  • Oversee key relationships with lead arrangers, influencers and bankers for large domestic mandates and for regular deal flow
  • Manage/Coach the team for revenue generation, client management and lead generation
  • Develop and monitor client retention strategies for the region
  • Strengthen Acuite’s brand as an analytical organization through various franchise initiatives and industry networking
  • Preparation of business proposals and client presentations
  • Track developments in the key industry/sectors and credit markets


Requirement

  • Existing relationships with players in the debt capital market and hands-on experience of handling such DCM transactions, Debt exposures
  • Understanding of financial statement analysis, which includes analysis of P&L, balance sheet, and key ratios.
  • Knowledge of analyzing and rating companies
  • Business and proposal writing skills.
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Client Relationship management.

Eligibility Criteria

  • MBA / CA / CFA
  • 3-5 years of experience in Credit Rating/Credit risk analysis/Banks /Brokerage house/Merchant Bankers

Client Servicing Executive
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Position: Client Servicing Executive

Minimum Qualification: Any Graduate/Post Graduate

Prior Experience: 1-3 years

Location: Mumbai (Kanjurmarg)

Salary Band: as per industry standards

Other Benefits: Training will be provided

Job Description: 

  • Welcome calls to clients and explaining them the rating process
  • Follow up calls on mandatory info collection from clients for initiating the rating process for new as well as for review cases
  • Managing non analytical client queries and keeping clients posted proactively on execution status of WIP assignments
  • Managing support calls centrally routed through the website helpline numbers
  • Monthly and quarterly calls to collect NDS statements from clients and bankers respectively
  • Follow up calls for LOA acceptance
  • 6 monthly calls to all outstanding clients for necessary info collection to conduct MER
  • Any other follow up or client servicing call that may be required as per SEBI / RBI guidelines
  • Managing, recording and updating latest co-ordinates and details of key contact person and bankers of outstanding clients in relevant systems and databases
  • Tracking and keeping records of pending information status client wise in system
  • Actively engaging with rating analysts and associate analysts for ensuring quick resolution of client queries if any.
  • Working closely with rating analytical team and rating desk to facilitate a faster turnaround time for case executions.
Desired Candidate:
  • Should be fluent in spoken English & Hindi, knowing an additional regional language like Tamil / Telegu will be an added advantage
  • Female candidates with good phone etiquette will be preferred
  • The role may not be an office based role so the candidate should be willing to work from home

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Our exciting journey started in 2005 with rating of bank borrowers most of whom were small and medium enterprises. At that time, credit rating was a concept known only to large issuers of capital market instruments. Since then, like a caterpillar transforms itself into a beautiful butterfly, we transformed to rate bonds, bank facilities of large corporates and issuers across industries. Along came many achievements - SEBI Registration in 2011, RBI accreditation in 2012, 50,000 ratings in 2018, 5,000 Bond and Bank Loan Ratings in 2017, launch of India's first Android and iPhone app to disseminate rating, tamper-proof QR-code-enabled rating rationales, and SMERA Terminal to name a few.

Now is the time to re-emphasize our increasing footprint across all segments of ratings through the launch of our new name - 'Acuité'.

The name has changed. The spirit of upholding highest standards of analytical rigour, continuous improvement, excellence in our processes and quest for innovation remains the same. We would like to re-emphasize that we will continue to work hard to provide independent, unbiased and timely opinion of highest standard.

Acuité means 'sharpness and clarity of thought and vision'. Let our research and ratings help you take decisions with confidence.


Sankar Chakraborti
CEO