Director, Credit Risk - Aviation (French Speaking) Director, Credit Risk - Aviation (French Speaking) …

Selby Jennings
in London, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 30 Nov 21
Selby Jennings
in London, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 30 Nov 21
Summary: A leading Global Investment bank in London are looking to on-board a VP/Director level candidate to lead their French portfolios, consisting large global corporates covering Aviation, Utilities/Energy, Construction & Materials. You will be expected to build and develop relationships with senior stakeholders within the business/designated counterparts within the portfolios, carrying out detailed credit analysis & reviews, credit grading, formulating plans and strategies that mitigate risk and monitor these counterparts regularly.


  • Discuss in detail the nature of the clients industry, including key risks associated to both the business and the those facing the sector itself.
  • Carry-out detailed analysis of the clients financials and competitive positioning within the industry, outlining the strengths/Weaknesses.
  • Assessment of funding strategy, financial policy, treasury activity (hedging, cash management) and liquidity
  • Assessment of balance sheet strength, alongside cashflow and profitability vulnerability, via ratio analysis and/or stress testing
  • Discussion of other pertinent risk aspects, including country risk, parental and/or governmental linkage/support, relative ranking of indebtedness
  • Prepare a complete evaluation of risks associated with particular proposed transactions to be presented to senior management e.g. Industry specific reviews, portfolio reviews, stress-tests, assessments and new proposals.
  • Continued monitoring of clients industry, including developments, events, regulatory changes
  • Build and develop relationships with senior stakeholders within the business / designated counterparts within the portfolios.
  • Accompanying Relationship Managers on client visits, as part of general due diligence in respect of credit analysis and act as the main support mechanism on any questions or disputes.
  • Act as the credit expert across the business.


  • A Masters or PhD in Accounting, Quantitative Finance, Mathematics, Physics, or other science disciplines
  • Native/Fluent in French is a must.
  • 6+ years within Credit Risk, corporate credit analysis and sector exposure across EMEA
  • Strong knowledge of the aviation (primary), utility/energy, construction or materials sectors.
  • Proven track record dealing and building relationships with key stakeholders across the business.
  • Previous experience within a ratings agency is a plus
  • Accounting background highly attractive.
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