Credit Analysis – Financial Institutions Credit Analysis – Financial Institutions …

in London, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 27 Nov 21
£75,000 - £120,000 base plus bonus and benefits
in London, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 27 Nov 21
£75,000 - £120,000 base plus bonus and benefits
Posted by:
Louis Altman •
Posted by:
Louis Altman
Financial Services - London, England


Growing team is looking to add a Credit Analyst to its Financial Institutions Group (FIG) team.  

This position will report directly into the Head of the team.


  • Aid the portfolio management of credit and counterparty risks within the firm, with a focus on the Financial Institutions space on a global basis. Sector coverage of the FIG team includes banks, sovereigns, supranationals, insurers, reinsurers, and money market funds.   
  • Conduct fundamental credit analysis on financial institutions to which the firm has investment and/or counterparty exposures, including fixed income securities, derivatives, and longevity swaps.
  • Provide day-to-day support to the team and prepare materials for consideration by the company’s Credit and Investment Committees.
  • Perform surveillance on existing names and transactions.
  • Daily, monitor macro-economic developments, rating actions, company announcements (i.e., earnings release and M&A), regulatory developments and news flow within the company’s investment and counterparty portfolios
  • Perform periodic credit reviews on a single name and/or a sector level to help re-calibrate risk appetite for our exposures; adapt investment/hedging strategy going forward, working closely with the key internal stakeholders.
  • Judge the appropriateness of external credit ratings and provide support in assigning internal credit ratings, as required. In so doing, articulate their views and recommendations in the relevant Risk/Investment Committee(s) based on robust analysis.
  • Provide support to day-to-day investment and counterparty risk management activities of the team, such as responding to requests/queries, preparing analysis and materials for consumption by senior stakeholders, verifying details of new transactions, and producing MI, as required.

Candidate requirements

  • At least 5 years' experience in an analytical or credit research role covering Financial Institutions from a major rating agency or investment bank or buy-side firm.
  • Expertise in applying rating methodologies of the major rating agencies.
  • Analytical skills in performing fundamental credit analysis on financial institutions that can be applied to quantitative and qualitative data to anticipate potential rating agency actions. 
  • Working knowledge of derivatives (e.g. rates, credit derivatives, and fx) exposure management and trading documentations. 
  • A self-starting, pro-active attitude. 
  • An ability to work well within a team environment and contribute to cross departmental projects.
  • Great attention to detail and self-confidence to challenge existing processes.
  • Strong communication abilities and presentation skills.
  • Excellent time management and an ability to prioritise workload appropriately.

Further information

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