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Credit Risk Management - Financial Institutions # 114036 Job Details

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Employer:  Credit Suisse
Job Ref No:  114036
Job Title:  Credit Risk Management - Financial Institutions # 114036

The Risk Division is a highly visible, dynamic area of the firm where you can be an integral part of the decision making that supports the bank's business. Our responsibilities range from Enterprise Risk management to risk and finance reporting, and regional risk teams covering the risk management for our entities. The Risk division's long-term success depends on our ability to achieve our vision and fulfil our mandate. Ultimately, this depends on the skills, experience and engagement of our employees. We offer a collaborative and entrepreneurial environment that offers direct contact with senior management and encourages leadership at all levels.

  • The Hedge Fund & Family Offices team within Credit Risk Management (CRM) is responsible for managing, approving, monitoring and controlling all credit risks arising the firm's relationships with European based hedge funds, Fund of Hedge Funds, Fund of Private Equity and Family Offices.

Core Responsibilities
  • Proactive management of the credit risks arising from Hedge Funds, Fund of Hedge Funds, Fund of Private Equity and Family Offices based in the EMEA region including support of several of the bank's key clients.
  • Undertaking, participation in and leading risk focused due diligence meetings with external clients (Partners, CIO's and CRO's).
  • Credit risk analysis: Review and analysis of constitutional documentation; qualitative, quantitative and financial analysis to determine internal credit ratings and risks at both the hedge fund group and individual fund level; and ultimately determination of our credit risk appetite.
  • Work closely with senior Directors and Managing Directors in front office business units across CS divisions including Prime Services and Fund Linked Products as well as other support areas (e.g. market risk, Collateral Management and Legal) in onboarding clients, creating client solutions and trade approvals.
  • Trade and transaction analysis and assessment within existing limits or via a personal delegated credit authority including re-structuring or amending transactions, if necessary, to comply with risk appetite.
  • Setting transaction level initial margin amounts as appropriate on risk-based fundamentals.
  • Supporting Senior Credit Officers on key hedge fund and client relationships.
  • Trading documentation: Understanding of and establishment of credit risk related terms across full suite of trading documentation, liaising with legal department, clients and/or their lawyers in negotiation of terms.
  • Monitoring the financial strength of clients and performance of transactions in the analyst's assigned portfolio, taking appropriate risk management action as required.

Open to discussing flexible/agile working.

  • Essential: Relevant university degree preferably in finance, risk management, or economics or equivalent work experience.
  • Desirable: Finance related second degree or professional qualifications, e.g. CFA

  • She/he will be an experienced credit risk management professional already working in major commercial or investment bank. He or she is likely to have solid commercial experience working in Credit Risk Management.

Business Skills and Knowledge:
  • A track record as a proactive risk manager.
  • Due diligence: Able to participate and conduct due diligence meetings with senior individuals at clients (e.g. Partners, CIO's, CRO's).
  • Good analytical and quantitative skills;
    Good product knowledge, specifically derivatives and other traded products.
  • Knowledge and understanding of traded product master agreements, e.g. ISDA, GMRA, Prime Brokerage Agreements, Cleared documentation etc.
  • Personal impact: AVP level influencing skills.
  • Collaborative: Communicates and works effectively with others. Good conflict management and negotiation skills.
  • Innovative and solution orientated: Good problem solving skills and solution orientated.
  • Fluent in English, both written and oral.
Employment Type:  Full Time
Region/Country:  Europe, UK
City:  London

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