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DBRS Overview
Toronto, ON (Canada)
201 to 500 employees
Company - Private
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DBRS – Why Work For Us?

undefinedFormed in 1976, DBRS is a globally recognized provider of timely credit rating opinions that offer insight and transparency across a broad range of financial institutions, corporate entities, government bodies and various structured finance product groups in North America, Europe, Australasia and South America.

Headquartered in Toronto, DBRS also has offices in New York, Chicago and London. DBRS was acquired in 2015 by a consortium led by global alternative asset manager The Carlyle Group (NASDAQ: CG) and Warburg Pincus, a global private equity firm.

DBRS rates more than 1,000 different companies and single-purpose vehicles that issue commercial paper, term debt and preferred shares in the global capital markets.

DBRS helps create greater transparency in the market by providing investors with tools to make informed investment decisions. DBRS ratings are distributed publicly at no cost via the Internet. DBRS analysts are focused on serving investors first and maintaining regular dialogue with local and international investors. DBRS provides investors with detailed surveillance reports, in-depth company reports, industry studies, commentaries and peer group assessments. DBRS also provides data-feed services and to ensure full transparency, our website includes access to our code of conduct, key rating methodologies and policies, and rating default and transition studies.

Our mission is to be the most respected rating agency by providing our clients with objective, transparent and insightful risk analysis and opinion. Our clientele consists of a diverse background of issuers, regulators, investors and intermediaries. Our independence and proven track record in rating predictability provides fixed income investors with a valuable independent opinion that represents a key tool in evaluating investment decisions.

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    DBRS has a highly experienced team. The company main activities are in Toronto, specialized in Corporate Ratings, and in New York, specialized in Structured Finance.


    Small company owned by a Private Equity fund. The company is undergoing changes.

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    Financial Analyst, FIG Interview

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    I applied online. I interviewed at DBRS (New York, NY).


    I got 30 mins Phone Interview, HR is nice and professional. Experiences and skills on your resume should prepared well. Some behavior questions not easy but well prepared should be OK. Also asking you about the salary request, background check ok with you and when do you available to start.

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