Hedge Fund Credit Officer

Posted 6 September by Robert Walters
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A long standing Global Investment bank based in London is currently looking to hire a VP Level Hedge Fund Credit Officer , to manage the groups counterparty credit risk to European hedge fund and private equity clients.

In this role, you will have your own dedicated funds portfolio, spanning a broad range of investment strategies, and will be responsible for approving transactions, as well as reviewing and monitoring the counterparties on an ongoing basis.

Key duties in the Hedge Fund Credit Officer role will include:

  • Undertaking initial credit due diligence for new clients to fully understand the investment process and strategy, risk management approach and products traded

  • Approving day-to-day transactions, setting initial margin levels for trade requests received from sales teams across the bank.

  • Review and approval of transaction requests for private equity funds, which typically includes Foreign Exchange hedging and asset financing

  • Managing the risk and exposures within their portfolio on an ongoing basis, using the various credit risk management and product monitoring systems within the group.

  • Engaging in the legal documentation process to ensure that appropriate credit covenants are included in legal agreements to allow the bank tto take action and/or close out portfolios in an event of default or credit deterioration

A successful application in the Hedge Fund Credit Officer role will include:

  • Significant experience in managing hedge fund credit risk, with prior experience in managing private equity credit risk is preferable

  • Knowledge of hedge fund sector investment strategies and their associated risks

  • Product knowledge of all major derivative instruments and Prime Brokerage products/services with a full understanding their respective risk characteristics

  • Ability to calculate and quantify transaction risk is desirable but not essential

  • Understanding of master trading documentation, particularly International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA), Global Master Repo Agreements (GMRA), Futures and Options (F&O) and Prime Brokerage

Should you meet the requirements, please click to apply.

Required skills

  • Private Equity
  • fund management
  • Credit Risk Analysis
  • counterparty credit risk
  • Hedge Fund Credit

Reference: 43944152

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