Credit Risk Associate - FI

  • Negotiable
  • London, England, United Kingdom
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Nomura
  • 18 Feb 19

An amazing opportunity has become availablie for a Credit Associate specialising in Financial Institutions to join Nomura's busy Credit Risk team.

Company overview

Nomura is an Asia-based financial services group with an integrated global network spanning over 30 countries. By connecting markets East & West, Nomura services the needs of individuals, institutions, corporates and governments through its three business divisions: Retail, Asset Management, and Wholesale (Global Markets and Investment Banking). Founded in 1925, the firm is built on a tradition of disciplined entrepreneurship, serving clients with creative solutions and considered thought leadership. For further information about Nomura, visit

Role Description

  • Managing a portfolio of Financial Institution counterparties, including:
  • Managing counterparty risk exposure, including transaction assessment and trade approval
  • Analysing economic and market events and assessing their impact on the portfolio

  • Undertake detailed credit analysis and complete periodic reviews of EMEA FI trading counterparties within the EMEA region. As part of the review, determining an internal credit rating for the counterparty.
  • Liaise with front office personnel to understand and structure transactions
  • Propose risk mitigating features for more structured/credit intensive transactions as well as credit terms incorporated into legal documentation
  • Mentoring off-shore team for counterparty credit reviews and peers/industry analysis and facilitate capacity building through skills and knowledge sharing.

Skills, experience, qualifications and knowledge required

  • Experience in credit analysis preferably of EMEA Financial Institutions preferably with emerging market experience
  • Strong Product knowledge with relevant experience in transactions risk assessment and trade approval
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills is a must
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Self-motivated, good interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a team oriented environment
  • Fluency in German, French or Dutch is preferable