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DATE ADDED: Sat 07/12/2019

VP - Credit Risk - Loans & Derivatives

London, UK


JOB TYPE: Permanent, FullTime

SALARY: Competitive

The Role

As part of your responsibilities, you will:  

  • 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 primary role for 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 underperforming and work-out cases, annual and quarterly reviews and ad-hoc waiver requests. 
  • Analyse economic and market events and their impact on the portfolio of counterparties managed. 
  • Mentor and train junior team members.

 The Candidate

The ideal candidate will have the following skills & experience:  

  • Extensive experience in corporate credit analysis and financial forecasting, assigning ratings and sizing risk appetite.
  • Experience in work-out / capital structure restructuring and leveraged finance transactions.
  • Familiar with financial markets, financing and risk mitigating structures.
  • Product knowledge e.g. leveraged loans, swaps, equities.
  • Familiarity with legal documentation and risk issues, including LMA and bond documentation, ISDAs, CSAs, netting, and credit mitigating features. 
  • Extensive working knowledge of computer applications, particularly Excel (financial modeling), Powerpoint and Word. 
  •  Fluency in English plus one European language would be an advantage.