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BGC Partners / Cantor Fitzgerald require a credit analyst to undertake counterparty credit reviews on existing and new clients including recommendation of trading limits and internal ratings.
The role also includes servicing brokers and responding in a timely fashion to broker requests
Counterparties comprise a diverse range of entities including banks, hedge funds and investment managers. In order to meet the requirements of the role the credit analyst also require understanding of and to have had experience in various financial market products such as equities, fixed income, derivatives and structured products.
Facilitate credit requests and prepare credit reviews of new and existing counterparties
Making recommendations of credit limit and internal ratings
Review of structured product proposals from a credit perspective
Portfolio reviews of counterparties based on country or sector risk
Preparation of daily risk reports
Responding to broker requests and one-off credit proposals in a timely manner
Completion of credit files and updating risk limit systems
Keeping a high level global view point of developments affecting client credit profiles
Key contacts/working relationships
Compliance, Legal, Business lines, Settlements, Operations
Key outputs and key performance indicators
New limits and internal ratings approved
Number of new account opening requests approved
Sectorial portfolio reviews completed
Number of meaningful news updates escalated to management
Attention to detail and accuracy of record keeping
To be alert to Conduct Risk issues, specifically the risk of harm to client interests, market integrity and/or competition in financial markets due to inappropriate practices or behaviours across the firm.
Skills / competencies required:
Experience within the risk department of an investment bank / financial institution covering credit risk issues.
A strong understanding of the fundamentals of capital markets counterparty credit with an emphasis on: Financial Institutions including banks, hedge funds, investment managers
Must have a clear understanding of and experience in financial markets products including (equities, fixed income, listed derivatives and structured products, etc..
Financial statement analysis and research skills. Ability to analyse and assess embedded credit risks and to interpret financial /market data.
Understanding of risk rating methodology and external ratings
Strong time management skills. The analyst is expected to be able to work efficiently on multiple tasks.
Sound judgement in decision making when making credit recommendations.
Bachelor's degree in finance, business, economics, maths or related field (Minimum 2:1 or equivalent)
Excellent communication skills with the ability to build effective relationships with key stakeholders within a complex organisational environment
Strong analytical skills
Career focussed and committed to continuing professional development
An effective team player with the drive for taking lead role in projects and to motivate others
Robust, resilient and able to cope well under pressure.
Willingness to take ownership of the role and to meet tight deadlines in a fast paced environment
Confidence to respond directly to brokers in relation to counterparty requests