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Counterparty Credit Risk Analyst (9 month FTC)

M&G plc.
London, United Kingdom
Closing date
Apr 1, 2023

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Job Function
Risk Management
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
At M&G our purpose is to help people manage and grow their savings and investments, responsibly. As a business, we are continuing to take steps towards a sustainable future, delivering better long-term solutions for our customers and clients and identifying new opportunities to make a positive impact for our environment and communities . To help us achieve our vision we're looking for exceptional people who live our values of care and integrity and who can inspire others; embrace change; deliver results and keep it simple.

We will consider flexible working arrangements for any of our roles and also offer work place accommodations to ensure you have what you need to effectively deliver in your role.

Role Context:
The Counterparty Risk team provides second line risk oversight coverage across all business areas within the firm for both liquid and private markets. The team sits within M&G Investment & Credit Risk For Private Markets Team (the "Team") alongside the fixed income, equity and multi-asset investment risk teams, reporting directly into the M&G CRO, which has the responsibility for independent, comprehensive, consistent and efficient investment and credit risk oversight for the M&G's Private Assets & Alternatives business.

This role is a great opportunity for someone with some basic exposure to the counterparty or credit risk functions and would like to progress further into this field.

Work Level Accountabilities:
  • Accountable for delivering expert service, using specialist knowledge and subject matter expertise.
  • Applies rigour to deliver outcomes, considering the impact for customers, cost and risk.
  • Manages conflicts that may impact delivery.
  • Identifies and anticipates need for changes to continuously improve quality and efficiency of output.
  • Champions high standards of collaboration within the Team and with other stakeholders across the organisation.

  • Analysis of credit exposures arising in the course of daily activities across all asset classes, investigation of daily exceptions and management of credit risk data from various source systems.
  • Production of management information and reports and assist in the implementation of credit risk systems.
  • Maintaining an credit view on the firms universe of global rated banks, brokers, securities houses and investment managers.
  • Decision making and monitoring in an effective and timely manner with a clear focus on risk with the recommending of credit limits.
  • Develop tools for credit exposure analysis.
  • Builds and maintains strong relationships with key stakeholders across the firm.
  • Providing support across various projects within the counterparty risk team.

Skills, Knowledge & Experience:
  • A degree in a numerate discipline. or equivalent experience.
  • Good understanding of the varying degrees of risk within a wide range of products, including derivatives and associated ISDA documentation.
  • Analytical and investigative approach.
  • High levels of numeracy and report writing skills.
  • Strong IT skills (Excel, Word, VBA, Powerpoint), SQL and Python desirable but not essential
  • Experience with using market leading systems (Thomson Reuters Refinitiv, Aladdin, Bloomberg) would be a distinct advantage.
  • Attention to detail and ability to work to tight deadlines are essential.
  • The ability to think creatively and analytically.
  • Ability to set own priorities and deadlines and respond to requests from business areas in a timely and professional manner.
  • Strong communication skills and comfortable dealing with colleagues at all levels.
  • Must be self-motivated and a good team player.

Experience Level: Experienced Colleague
Recruiter: Helen Simons

We have a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture at M&G plc, underpinned by our policies and our employee-led networks who provide networking opportunities, advice and support for the diverse communities our colleagues represent. Regardless of gender, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, nationality or disability we are looking to attract, promote and retain exceptional people. We also welcome those who take part in military service and those returning from career breaks.

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