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Credit Risk Specialist - Loans & Derivatives

Posted on May 17, 2019 by Resource Solutions - GSC

London, United Kingdom
Immediate Start
£450 - £500 Daily

Role Overview
Credit Risk Management (CRM) evaluates credit risk transactions and approves rejects or modifies them considering the availability and appropriateness of arrangements for reducing risk or risk mitigation. The department also assigns Internal Credit Ratings; establishes and manages credit risk limits in accordance with the risk tolerance established by the Board; monitors and reports on credit risk exposures on a regular basis to the Chief Risk Officer and senior management. CRM also interacts with business units to ensure that credit risk assessments are factored into business decisions.

Primary Responsibilities
. To analyse counterparties, identify and quantify risk drivers in transaction structures, prepare credit memos, make recommendations and manage exposure.
. Analyse credit risks in corporate loan transactions and derivative trade requests to recommend accurate credit risk ratings and appropriate risk appetite.
. Assume key role in loan transaction execution, from deal inception to financial close, including presentation at credit committee and to senior management.
. Liaise with clients and internal business units on credit requirements (assisting structuring new transactions), approvals and ongoing relationship management.
. Manage portfolio of corporate loan and derivative counterparties, including annual and quarterly reviews and adhoc waiver requests.
. Analyse economic and market events and their impact on the portfolio of counterparties managed.

Skills required
. Extensive experience in credit analysis and financial forecasting, assigning ratings and sizing risk appetite.
. Familiar with financial markets, financing and risk mitigating structures.
. Product knowledge eg leveraged loans, swaps, equities.
. Experience of Commercial Real Estate transactions, both direct CRE-secured lending and CRE Warehouse transactions would also be beneficial.
. Extensive working knowledge of computer applications, particularly Excel (financial modelling), Powerpoint and Word.
. Fluency in English plus one European language would be an advantage.

Reference: 707533595