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Counterparty Credit Analyst

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Salary Competitive
Type Permanent
Location London
Sector Credit & Risk Management
Job Reference T55/SIMR/30629
Contact Simeon Randell
Date posted 14-01-2019

A leading Investments focused firm are looking for a Counterparty Credit Analyst to join their Credit Risk team. The team’s responsibilities include internal ratings, credit analysis, portfolio analysis, deal review and approval, limits and exposures management, surveillance and counterparty risk. The team continues to grow in response to requirements, as the company looks to diversify, with credit being a key area in this.

This role will support the successful portfolio management of credit and counterparty risks across Corporate and Financial sectors.

Responsibilities:
• Assisting in fundamental credit analysis of corporate issuers, the top ‘30’ global wholesale banks, and major (re)insurers. Developing and maintaining a good understanding of their revenue streams, the markets in which they operate and the potential impact of market events on their business models and credit profiles.
• Helping to monitor news, research and rating agency actions on names in the Corporate bonds portfolio and exposures to Financials through investments and hedging activities, including bonds, structured assets, derivatives and longevity swaps
• Identifying, measuring, managing and reporting of credit risk and ensuring close liaison with the Risk Management function.
• Monitoring compliance with portfolio investment and counterparty limits and preparing the necessary reports on limit compliance and stress testing for firm wide circulation
• Assessing the appropriateness of external credit ratings and assigning credit ratings to issuers, counterparties and/or transactions - in so doing, documenting their views in the relevant Risk/Investment Committee(s) documentation.
• Preparation and support of investment analysis to internal Credit, Risk and Investment Committee(s).
• Performing regular checks to ensure accurate credit ratings are maintained in the system

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