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Credit Operations Director

  • Location: London
  • Salary: £80,000 - £110,000 Base + Benefits + Bonus + Carry
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Job reference: AB/168599
  • Sector: Asset Management/funds
Job Description

My client is a small, specialist private debt fund with strong institutional investment support. They are looking for a credit operations manager who can manage a team of 3 credit analyst.

They mainly invest in residential real estate developments and, whilst this would be helpful, it's not mandatory. The key skill they are looking for is credit analysis, either corporate, commercial or real estate focused. Furthermore, they need someone with end to end credit process experience who is an excellent communicator and that can face off to investors and customers.

Key responsibilities:

  • Pre-Credit:
    • Take overall responsibility for delivering credit approval
    • Oversee writing of Credit Papers, working with Analyst team to ensure underwriting is robust and that the facts presented are accurate. 
    • From time to time write Credit Papers personally (depending on team capacity).
    • Perform ad hoc underwriting modelling.
    • Liaise with Internal and External Credit Committees to ensure any questions are answered promptly and accurately.
  • Post Credit Approval, oversee the Due Diligence and Loan Closing process, which would typically be run day-to-day by an Analyst.  Including:
    • Take overall responsibility for loan closing
    • Reviewing Due Diligence reports and ensuring appropriate steps are taken too mitigate highlighted risks. 
    • Acting as a first point of contact for any Analyst questions on DD and loan closing
    • Liaising with external solicitors and borrowers to agree commercial and legal points in the loan documentation
    • Liaising with Internal and External Credit Committees to present the full DD and loan closing info pack and addressing any questions.
    • Ensuring DD pack is accurate and consistent
  • Working with Analysts to evaluate, arrange approval and document any amendments to existing loans
  • Management of analyst team (currently 3 analysts) – hiring, training, mentoring etc
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