Japanese Credit Specialist, Sales and Trading

Morgan McKinley
Singapore, Singapore
Sep 27, 2021
Oct 11, 2021
Job Function
Risk Management
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Job Summary
  • Singapore
  • Permanent
  • BBBH790125
  • Aug 13, 2021
  • Competitive
Job Description
Morgan McKinley is working in partnership with a leading investment bank that provides corporate and investment banking and capital markets services to corporate and institutional clients.

The Singapore team is looking for a Japanese Credit Specialist to join their Credit Management team based in Singapore. As the credit specialist, you are responsible for the credit analysis and recommendation of credit/derivatives faciliites, supporting the sales and trading business to transact with the counterparties.

Role and responsibilities
  • Accountable for the prudent management of a designated portfolio of borrowing clients that are primarily Japanese institutional clients. Assigned Borrowers could include banks, pension /hedge /mutual funds, financial institutions, broker/dealers, and quasi-government/government entities.
  • Primary focus is to assess and manage the credit risk of Borrowers that are active users of a variety of credit products
  • Prepare and recommend high quality credit submissions for borrowers relating to new business proposals, interim and annual reviews
  • Conduct appropriate market, industry and client credit analysis and clearly articulate recommendations on credit decisions and appropriate borrower risk ratings.
  • Work closely with other product groups, including global Sales and Trading, Cash Management and other business areas, to ensure that credit needs are being met.
  • Monitor ongoing performance of assigned borrowers including compliance with credit limits and conditions of credit authorization
  • Identify potential problems requiring attention and recommend appropriate actions to manage the risks in any deteriorating situations on a timely basis.
  • Contribute to a strong credit culture within the Credit team by raising issues on credit risk, reputational risk and operational risk.
  • Provide a high level of client service; develop the client relationship by identifying cross-sell opportunities and coordinating with other business / product groups.
  • Ensure that credit arrangements adequately balance the risk and return.
Key requirements
  • Solid understanding of capital markets and derivative products as well as the inherent market and credit risks gained through work experience in a similar role
  • Strong financial analysis and risk assessment skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Familiarity with legal documentation including ISDAs, repurchase agreements and loan agreements would be an asset
  • Proficient in Japanese is required due to the nature of the counterparties who are institutional clients based in Japan local market
  • Bilingual in Japanese and English
  • Strong PC skills (credit processing systems, Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint; Bloomberg knowledge would be an asset)
  • MBA degree and/or CFA designation would be an asset
If you are interested in the role and would like to discuss the opportunity further, please click apply now or email Hagen at hlee@morganmckinley.com for more information.

Only shortlisted candidates will be responded to, therefore if you do not receive a response within 14 days please accept this as notification that you have not been shortlisted.

Morgan McKinley Pte Ltd, EA License No: 11C5502

Lee Boon Hou (Hagen), Registration No: R1870932


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