Analyst/Senior Analyst – Commodities, Credit Risk – Risk Management Group - Singapore

  • Competitive
  • Singapore Singapore Singapore SG
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Macquarie Group
  • 24 Apr 18 2018-04-24

Analyst/Senior Analyst – Commodities, Credit Risk – Risk Management Group - Singapore

About the Role

The Credit Risk division is responsible for analysing and assessing all credit and equity exposures taken by Macquarie, to minimise the risk of loss arising from failure of counterparties to repay loans or honour contracts. Credit is also responsible for undertaking reviews of counterparties and transactions and establishing appropriate limit frameworks. On principal transactions, Credit works with the deal teams to understand risk vs reward profiles and develop risk mitigation strategies.

Key Responsibilities & Role

  • Responsible for the credit review and analysis of Macquarie's commodity counterparties in the region (Asia / Southeast Asia and Japan)
  • Work closely with other global credit offices to get credit approvals from discretion holders
  • Work with Macquarie's business groups and opine on new products and/or new transactions and making appropriate recommendations to the relevant credit approvers.
  • The candidate will assist with the structuring of transactions where relevant, reviewing legal terms as well as providing general advice and analysis to the Commodity Markets and Finance (CMF) division. Working in partnership with various business units, you will assess a range of commodity related transactions, both physical and OTC. This is a high profile team who deal extensively with senior management and your ability to effectively manage and analyse transactions is key to this role.
  • Annual and new reviews of a range of existing and prospective counterparties, keeping abreast of developments with a portfolio of counterparties.
  • Attend to ad hoc one-off credit requests from the business
  • Work with risk reporting teams to help ensure data integrity

Key Experience Required
  • 2 to 3 years of regional (Asia) commodities and trade finance credit risk experience in a large financial institution preferred but not essential.
  • Familiarity with trade conventions (e.g. URC, UCP, incoterms) will be an advantage.
  • Experience with legal documentation such as ISDA, CSA and knowledge of rating agency methodologies and rating metrics is a plus.
  • Experience in dealing with sovereign risk or country risk issues in Asia will also be looked upon favourably.

Demon strable Skills Required
  • Flexible and lateral thinker who is comfortable being challenged and has a commercial mindset
  • Well developed negotiation and influencing skills. Where appropriate, ability to stand your ground with your views supported by rigorous analysis.
  • Questions existing processes and has a continual improvement mindset
  • Comfortable planning and re-prioritising workload in an unpredictable environment.
  • High degree of ownership, delivery and timeliness in a fast-paced, output focused environment.
  • Anticipates and flags issues before they become a problem.
  • Able to distil, assess and test validity of high volumes, and complex data.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Ability to build strong, open, dialogue-based relationships with clients and colleagues.
  • Fluency in Mandarin and/or Japanese will viewed very favourably.

Macquarie encourages its business units to be innovative and entrepreneurial within defined risk parameters. Risk Management Group (RMG) is an independent unit, responsible for assessing, quantifying and mitigating risks across the businesses. Credit is a division within RMG, alongside Prudential, Capital and Markets, Market Risk, Operational Risk, Compliance, Quantitative Applications and Internal Audit.

RMG's principal responsibility is to take an independent view on all of the risk decisions made by the business and approves Macquarie's principal transactions, new businesses and new products. RMG is a key factor in Macquarie's success and is viewed as a valued partner in supporting the growth of all of Macquarie's businesses.

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Advertised: 12 Apr 2018 Singapore Standard Time
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