Senior Manager/ Associate Director - Senior Credit Officer (Japanese Speaking) - Risk Management Group - Singapore

  • Competitive
  • Singapore
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Macquarie Group
  • 19 Jan 18 2018-01-19

Senior Manager/ Associate Director - Senior Credit Officer (Japanese Speaking) - Risk Management Group - Singapore

The Risk Management Group (RMG) is an independent, centralised unit responsible for assessing and monitoring risks across Macquarie. This includes market and liquidity risk, credit risk, compliance risk and operational risk. RMG personnel liaise closely with all operating areas to ensure risks are understood and properly managed.

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Key Responsibilities & Role

  • Responsible for establishment, monitoring and credit review of credit limits and exposures of Macquarie's corporate counterparties in Japan. Your primary responsibility is to perform due diligence on Macquarie's Japanese corporate counterparties.
  • A key focus of the role is to work with the Business and Compliance to ascertain client suitability and consider reputational issues associated with the proposed transactions.
  • Functional reporting to the Singapore Head of Credit.
  • Work with Macquarie's business groups and opine on new product or new business approvals.
  • You will assist with the structuring of transactions where relevant, reviewing legal terms as well as providing general advice and analysis to the business areas. Working in partnership with CGM Japan and other relevant business units, you will assess a range of Japanese corporate client related transactions, from structured long term FX to commodity linked derivatives. This is a high profile team who deal extensively with senior management and your ability to effectively manage, analyse and explain complex transactions is key to this role.
  • Annual and new reviews of existing and prospective corporate counterparties, keeping abreast of developments with relevant counterparties
  • Oversee the evaluation and reporting of exposures.
  • Contribute to credit policy enhancements and development

Key Experience Required
  • Between 8 and 10 years of Japan corporate credit risk experience in a large financial institution is desired.
  • Experience in transactional analysis and approval of capital markets products e.g. long dated FX derivatives and rates will be viewed favourably. Familiarity with VaR and CVA a plus.
  • The individual is expected to own the risk for the Japanese corporate credit portfolio and will be expected to exercise a degree of approval discretion
  • Experience with legal documentation for capital market products such as ISDA, CSA, GMRA is required.
  • Knowledge of regulatory environment in Japan around structuring and marketing of derivative products to corporate counterparties.
  • A strong network of credit risk contacts with other financial institutions in Japan will be considered favourably.

Demonstrable Skills Required
  • Must be a fluent Japanese speaker.
  • 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
  • Moderate travel (to Japan) required for credit and market due diligence as well as meetings with senior management of Macquarie's counterparties

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Advertised: 21 Dec 2017 Singapore Standard Time
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