For 100 years, Fitch Ratings has been making the future a little more predictable through independent and prospective credit ratings, commentary and research. Our global expertise draws on local market knowledge and spans the fixed-income universe. The additional context, perspective and insights we provide have helped the world’s investors fund a century of growth.
Fitch Ratings was founded as the Fitch Publishing Company on December 24, 1913 by John Knowles Fitch. Located in the heart of the Financial District in New York City, the Fitch Publishing Company began as a publisher of financial statistics. In 1924, the Fitch Publishing Company first introduced the now familiar "AAA" to "D" ratings scale to meet the growing demand for independent analysis of financial securities.
Fitch Ratings was one of the three ratings agencies first recognized by the Securities and Exchange Commission as a nationally recognized statistical rating organization (NRSRO) in 1975.
Financial professionals need a constant flow of timely research and commentary to help them stay abreast of today’s complex and rapidly evolving global capital markets. Fitch Ratings covers a broad range of sectors, issuers and securities with timely insights, objective opinions, and in-depth credit analysis.
Our seasoned analysts produce comprehensive ratings and research—staying current on market trends, and delving into the intricacies of complex structures.
Transparency is necessary for the fixed-income markets to operate efficiently. And at Fitch Ratings transparency has always been integral to our way of business. By leveraging this core value, we seek to play a role that is both valuable to investors and constructive to the markets as a whole.
At Fitch Ratings, we work collaboratively yet think independently and encourage dialogue and the open exchange of ideas. This openness applies not only amongst ourselves but extends to investors, regulators, policy makers and other market participants. The most recent and up-to-date examples of our approach are available on this website.
People are our greatest asset and are the cornerstone of our business. That’s why we place high importance on integrity and objectivity, and rely heavily on the diverse skills and backgrounds of our people to deliver solid credit opinions. Analytical groups from multiple sectors, industries and regions work closely together to foster a work environment that inspires open communication and teamwork.
As part of the Fitch Ratings or Fitch Solutions teams, you’ll be part of our commitment to excellence.
Fitch's people have always been at the heart of its success. Former employees can continue that legacy by reconnecting with us on the Fitch Alumni Network.
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I have been working at Fitch Ratings full-time (more than an year)Pros
A great place to start a career, exposes you to a number of different products and helps build your analytical skills. The people are quite pleasant, shyish, reserved, and sheepish, but over all laughable and good companions. A large amount of responsibility is placed upon you and a lot is expected. The work life balance is great.Cons
They are heavily regulated. The regulations create headaches when you are trying to complete anything. Most of the regulations are arbitrary and meaningless to, so it is frustrating trying to wrap your head around who came up with these rules. The regulatory burden makes the job the most difficult, without it it would be a very peaceful enjoyable place.Advice to ManagementAdvice
Stick it to the regulators, let them know who is boss and what is unreasonable.RecommendsPositive Outlook
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Applied online through Fitch's website, received an email asking for a telephone interview with HR. After the phone interview they asked me to come into the office for 4 30 minute interviews with a few directors and analysts currently in that position. After the interviews there was a written assessment and an excel test.Interview Questions
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Because governments can have lousy credit, too. Fitch Ratings, one of the top three credit rating agencies in the world (alongside Moody's and Standard & Poor's), issues ratings for thousands of banks, financial institutions, insurance companies, corporations, and governments. With dual headquarters in New York and London and about 50 offices worldwide, Fitch Ratings engages in the politically charged business of rating the debt of nations; it covers companies and governments in more than 90 nations. French holding company Fimalac owns 60% of Fitch Ratings; The Hearst...