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Funds Credit Analyst

  • Location: London
  • Salary: £Excellent Base + Benefits + Bonus
  • Job type:
  • Job reference: AB/166791
  • Sector: Credit Risk
Job Description
My client is a well known and established international bank with a major presence in London.

The Funds Credit Risk team within the Wholesale Credit Risk Department is involved in the analysis and credit rating of Hedge funds and Real Money funds. This team supports the activities of all relevant product and geographical trading areas and requires close on-going liaison with various internal/external stakeholders.


As a Fund Analyst your main responsibilities will be

Interpreting, formulating questions and write up onsite due diligences, quickly determine quality and credit rating of a fund, provide detail-rich and analytical credit reviews, and should, under supervision, have direct contact with key personnel within Funds, and communicate with sales on formulating business proposals

Liaising with on-boarding team to ensure data accuracy, timeliness and prioritisation targets are met

Working up to managing his/her own portfolio of clients, conducting due diligence, compiling review documents and recommending limits and internal ratings of these fund and asset manager counterparties

Understanding how relevant metrics are calculated in risk engine.

Assisting in Legal (ISDA, CDEA & GMRA) negotiations of credit terms for both Hedge & Real Money Funds, knowing when to escalate to senior team members

 Minimum skills and experience required

Credit knowledge across the Fund Industry for European, British and American funds

Product knowledge of the range of Capital markets/trading products (FX, Fixed Income and Equity Cash and Derivative products), collateral management methodology and legal/documentation issues to allow the risk factors to be thoroughly identified and understood

Very high degree of Excel and Bloomberg proficiency to assist in exposure investigations. Very high degree of PowerPoint proficiency required to formulate and present proposals to a senior audience

Ability to work and exercise judgement to tight deadlines as necessary in a trading environment

Degree educated is highly desirable alongside the successful completion of the CFA



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