Sovereign/Country Risk Analyst

Recruiter
Wells Fargo
Location
London, United Kingdom
Salary
Competitive
Posted
06 May 2022
Closes
18 May 2022
Ref
14787282
Job Function
Risk Management
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Education
Bachelors
About this role:

Wells Fargo is seeking a Country Risk Analytics Specialist

In this role, you will:
  • Evaluate country risk and assigns country risk ratings, prepares timely country risk reviews, and monitors country risk on an ongoing basis.
  • Communicate relevant issues to other risk managers, support officers, and senior management.
  • Develop a thorough understanding of Wells Fargo's strategies and products in foreign markets, with particular emphasis on risk considerations through regular interaction with lines of business active in foreign markets.
  • Develop and maintain communication with internal and external contacts, participates in international forums (IIF, RMA), and meets with economic, banking, and regulatory experts in respective regions.
Required Qualifications:
  • Proven good experience in preparing insightful, forward-looking country/sovereign risk, macroeconomic and financial analysis, ideally at a financial institution, rating agency or leading independent research firm.
  • Degree in international economics, finance, business or international relations (Master's degree or equivalent preferable).
  • Very strong business writing skills.
  • Fully conversant in MS Office suite.
  • Ability to thrive in a deadline-oriented environment with a demanding workload.
  • Understanding of capital markets products and the use of market indicators as risk metrics (such as CDS spreads, sovereign yields, currencies etc.).
  • Familiarity with collating and analyzing macroeconomic data from source (e.g., central banks, statistics agencies etc.).
  • Geographical experience with/interest in covering APAC economies.
Desired Qualifications:
  • Proven experience operating in an international environment, with experience in international economic and world political affairs.
  • Econometric/economic modelling and/or economic forecasting experience.
  • MBA, CFA, or equivalent. Recommended course work includes: macroeconomics, financial markets, business finance, financial accounting, and statistics.
  • Experience with borrower credit underwriting and credit scoring grids.
  • Familiarity with loan products, trade-finance instruments, and risk mitigation tools.
  • Familiarity with Bloomberg.
  • Fluency in at least one foreign language.
We Value Diversity

At Wells Fargo, we believe in diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace; accordingly, we welcome applications for employment from all qualified candidates, regardless of race, color, gender, national origin, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, individuals with disabilities, pregnancy, marital status, status as a protected veteran or any other status protected by applicable law.

Employees support our focus on building strong customer relationships balanced with a strong risk mitigating and compliance-driven culture which firmly establishes those disciplines as critical to the success of our customers and company. They are accountable for execution of all applicable risk programs (Credit, Market, Financial Crimes, Operational, Regulatory Compliance), which includes effectively following and adhering to applicable Wells Fargo policies and procedures, appropriately fulfilling risk and compliance obligations, timely and effective escalation and remediation of issues, and making sound risk decisions. There is emphasis on proactive monitoring, governance, risk identification and escalation, as well as making sound risk decisions commensurate with the business unit's risk appetite and all risk and compliance program requirements.

Candidates applying to job openings posted in US: All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Candidates applying to job openings posted in Canada: Applications for employment are encouraged from all qualified candidates, including women, persons with disabilities, aboriginal peoples and visible minorities. Accommodation for applicants with disabilities is available upon request in connection with the recruitment process.

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