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Lead Credit Officer

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Salary £75k to £100k
Type Permanent
Location London
Sector Credit & Risk Management
Job Reference T55/ASN/29146
Contact Arjaree Shackleton
Date posted 25-06-2018

Leading Banking Organisation seeking a Lead Credit Officer to join their Funds team based in London

Key responsibilities

• Managing a large and complex portfolio of broad FI counterparties and supporting new business origination as part of the FI sustainable growth strategy
• Maintaining the high credit quality of the portfolio.
• Setting the credit risk appetite and ensuring it is clearly defined and well communicated.
• Handling effective relationships at the highest levels across the business and group functions to ensure business objectives are aligned, including product partners, relationship team and sanctioning officials.
• Facilitating business performance through a proactive approach to credit proposals and provide dedicated support and constructive challenge to growth initiatives to improve the team’s business performance.
• Delivering efficient and effective end-to-end credit processes to ensure that decision-making is of high quality, robust and commercially aligned with the FI business.
• Leading the portfolio of counterparts and review counterparty limits, ratings, RWA usage and portfolio concentrations to ensure they are accurate and in-line with an ever-changing credit risk environment.
• Ensuring credit risk policies, procedures and methodologies are appropriate and up to date in order to aid consistency, alignment to and embedding of risk appetite.

Skills/ Experience required

• In-depth product knowledge is essential including lending products as well as derivatives (Interest Rate Swaps, Cross Currency Swaps, FX, Repos) and associated derivatives documentation such as ISDA, CSA, GMRA.
• Knowledge of financial regulation, such as Basel, MIFID and EMIR
• A keen interest and competent understanding of current economic and political developments.
• Curious, energetic, driven and a self-starter with excellent verbal and written communication skills.
• Knowledge of Corporate credit and other FI sectors, such as Banks, Insurance, Securitisation would be advantageous.

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