Regulated Funds and Pension Funds Credit Specialist # 116287

Credit Suisse -
London, United Kingdom
04 Dec 2018
05 Dec 2018
Job Function
Risk Management
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
We Offer
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 fulfill 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.

Credit Risk Management (CRM) is responsible to maximize Credit Suisse's risk-adjusted rate of return by maintaining credit risk exposure within acceptable parameters. CRM will identify, measure, monitor and control credit risk as well as contribute to the determination of an adequate amount of capital and the compensation needed against these risks. CRM will provide innovative best practices to comply with current and future regulatory requirements and to respond to relevant business trends. Finally, CRM will monitor early signs of problems and work with other parts of Credit Suisse and the client to stem further financial deterioration and protect the Bank's Capital.

Core Responsibilities:
  • Proactive management of the credit risks arising from Regulated Funds, Pension and LDI funds 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.
  • Working closely with front office business areas including Sales, Trading & Structuring, and other support areas, e.g. Prime Services, Market Risk and legal in onboarding new clients and in the creation of client solutions, as required.
  • Credit risk analysis: Review and analysis of constitutional documentation; qualitative, quantitative and financial analysis to determine internal credit ratings and risks at both the Asset Manager and individual fund level; and ultimately determination of our credit risk appetite.
  • 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.
  • Supporting Senior Credit Officers on key Asset Managers 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.

You Offer
  • 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 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.
  • 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: good 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.

Credit Suisse is committed to providing equal employment opportunities, regardless of ethnicity, nationality, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, age, civil partnership, marital or family status, pregnancy, disability or any other status that is protected as a matter of local law.

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