Risk - Credit Risk - Consumer Wealth Management - London - Vice President Risk - Credit Risk - Consumer Wealth Management -  …

Goldman Sachs
in London, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 18 Sep 21
Goldman Sachs
in London, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 18 Sep 21
Risk - Credit Risk - Consumer Wealth Management - London - Vice President
The Risk division is responsible for credit, market and operational risk, model risk, independent liquidity risk, and insurance throughout the firm .


  • Assess the credit and financial strength of the firm's private client borrowers and risk counterparts by performing fundamental credit analysis using both quantitative and qualitative factors.
  • Review private client lending transactions, determine fit with risk appetite and approve counterparty risk ratings, having developed an independent view of financial information, collateral terms and key documentation protections proposed.
  • Support senior credit team members in the review and escalation of large lending transactions including through to capital committee. Participate in business selection committee meetings.
  • Co-ordinate closely with junior team members on transactions, client margin terms, product risk analysis and new policy/product initiatives.
  • Coordinate with PWM business teams, PWM legal, Operations, Compliance departments to approve derivatives business, margin terms, approve exceptions and ensure appropriate documentation, limits and risk mitigants to protect against a counterpart default and minimize potential losses.
  • Analyse the risks inherent in the products GS transacts, including lending, trading and derivative products.
  • Perform regular portfolio reviews and industry exposure reviews.
  • Minimum of 5 years of credit risk management experience, with a solid background in private client credit risk.
  • Significant experience in private banking products including margin lending, mortgages, structured loans and derivatives.
  • Demonstrable track record of independent decision making and the ability to steer client and business negotiations.
  • Strong legal documentation (loan and/or derivatives), analytical, presentational and communication skills required.
  • Must be able to lead and motivate an engaged and diverse deal team, providing guidance to and supervision of junior members of the team.
  • Must be able to communicate with the most senior levels both inside & outside of Credit risk.
  • Technical Skills - Demonstrates strong technical skills required for the role, pays attention to details, takes initiative to broaden his/her knowledge and demonstrates appropriate financial/analytical skills
  • Drive and Motivation - Successfully handles multiple tasks, takes initiative to improve his/her own performance, works intensely towards challenging goals and persists in the face of obstacles or setbacks
  • Client and Business Focus - Effectively handles difficult requests, builds trusting, long-term relationships with internal clients, helps the client to identify/define needs and manages business expectations around risk situations.
  • Teamwork - demonstrates characteristics of a strong team player, collaborates with others within and across teams, encourages other team members to participate and contribute and acknowledges others' contributions.
  • Communication Skills - Communicates what is relevant and important in a clear and concise manner, shares information/new ideas with others, and demonstrates judgment to escalate as appropriate
  • Judgment and Problem Solving - Thinks ahead, anticipates questions, plans for contingencies, finds alternative solutions and identifies clear objectives. Sees the big picture and effectively analyses complex issues
  • Creativity/Innovation - Looks for new ways to improve current processes and develop creative solutions that are grounded in reality and have practical value


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