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Senior Associate, FI Credit (French Speaking)

  • Location: London
  • Salary: £50,000 - £75,000 Base + Benefits + Bonus
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Job reference: AB/167484
  • Sector: Banking
Job Description

My client is a small, specialist bank with an emerging markets focus. They offer a range of lending, trade finance and treasury lines to banks and corporates in sub Saharan Africa. They are expanding their business within francophone Africa and have need of a fluent French speaker to cover a portfolio of banks in this region.

They are looking for a credit risk senior associate to provide specialist expertise and in depth analysis of credit transactions & credit MI.

It is expected that the role holder will work closely with the front office and other credit managers. These will often involve complex transactions and will require the role holder to consider alternative structures. The role holder will be expected to discuss these with Senior Management, advising on key material risks with a firm recommendation.

The role will focus on Financial Institutions in Emerging Markets and you will be go to person within credit control.  You will be expected to provide support by challenging, advising and giving opinions to protect the bank from losses arising from credit, political, market and operational risk

The role holder will also assist the Deputy Head of credit with the review of policies and procedures, ensuring that robust systems and controls are in place that reflect the Banks risk appetite and goals

In addition, you will mentor and coach junior analysts and adopt ad hoc projects from time to time.

You need to be a fluent French speaker (focus is on Francophone Africa market), possess superior credit application and analytical skills with an in-depth understanding of FI products and all related risks. In addition, you need knowledge of relevant accounting, legal and regulatory issues in FIs. Exposure to Emerging Markets in Africa and Middle East would be an added advantage, but not necessary

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