Credit Analyst (Commodities)

Posted 04 July 2024
Salary Negotiable
LocationCity of London
Job type Permanent
Discipline Banking Operations
Contact NameWill Goodman

Job description

Our client are an International Bank that are currently searching for a Credit Analyst with a passion for minimizing credit-related losses and evaluating financial risks. As a Credit Analyst, you will play a crucial role in assessing and mitigating credit risks while providing clear recommendations to the banks Credit Committee.

Principal Purpose of the Job:

  1. Minimize the Bank's credit-related losses by accurately identifying and measuring credit risks and mitigants in various proposals and reviews.
  2. Provide clear and unambiguous recommendations to the Credit Committee regarding the acceptability of business deals, maintaining an independent and objective perspective.
  3. Monitor, identify, and measure credit risk within the Bank's asset portfolio effectively.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Conduct credit evaluations and prepare reports that include transaction overviews, risk analysis, and credit recommendations.
  • Focus on commodity finance business while potentially covering other sectors based on front office proposals.
  • Provide challenges and guidance to front office proposals, drafting and presenting credit opinions to the Credit Committee.
  • Monitor credit ceilings, exposures, financial performance, and loan covenants, ensuring compliance and performance.
  • Perform credit reviews and research industry/customer-related information for new and existing customers.
  • Proactively monitor industry and sector trends, identifying early warning signals for counterparty risks.
  • Support Head/Deputy Head of Credit Risk with professional risk analysis and mitigation measures.

Skills Required:

  • Minimum of 8-10 years of experience in credit review, particularly in Commodity Finance.
  • In-depth knowledge of risks and mitigations across various industries, countries, and client types.
  • Excellent financial analysis, projection, and stress test skills.
  • Exceptional analytical and negotiation skills with a positive, can-do attitude.
  • Collaborative personality with the ability to work independently.