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Risk, Counterparty Funds Credit Risk, Associate, London

Goldman Sachs
London, United Kingdom
Closing date
Nov 30, 2023

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Job Function
Risk Management
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Our Risk division develops comprehensive processes to monitor, assess, and manage the risk of expected and unexpected events that may have an adverse impact on the firm. Risk professionals execute critical day-to-day risk management activities, lead projects, and contribute to the ongoing advancement of a robust risk management program. Effective coordination with executive management, business units, control departments and technology is critical for success.
Credit Risk (CR) is responsible for managing the firm's credit exposure to its trading and lending counterparties. Leveraging its extensive expertise in financial, credit and risk analysis, CR ensures that credit exposure to our counterparts is managed within the firm's risk appetite. Credit professionals work closely with many areas of the firm. Given this structure, CR professionals gain diverse financial experience and a broad perspective on how the entire firm functions. The interaction with numerous departments and the range of projects that ensue allow for a challenging, varied and multi-dimensional work environment.
This business is ideal for collaborative individuals who have strong ethics and attention to detail. Whether assessing the creditworthiness of the firm's counterparties, monitoring market risks associated with trading activities, or offering analytical and regulatory compliance support, our work contributes directly to the firm's success.

  • Assessing the financial strength of counterparties through counterparty due diligence, financial analysis, and market analysis; and summarizing your views to formulate risk rating recommendations.
  • Setting credit exposure appetite across trading products utilizing internal exposure methodologies.
  • Developing a good high level working knowledge of methods used to model and monitor credit risk across various products. Leveraging the knowledge to assess transaction and portfolio-level risk of counterparties.
  • Work in collaboration with other divisions (such as Sales, Trading, Legal, Client Onboarding).
  • Analyzing potential exposure and approving collateral levels
  • Taking a broad view of risks and escalating material issues to seniors.
  • Involvement in multiple projects (with strong cooperation with other teams and divisions, as well as regions);
  • Active engagement in the negotiation of trading documentation to ensure adequate risk mitigants are in place.
  • Extensive knowledge of financial markets
  • Understanding of various derivative products
  • Strong understanding of balance sheet analysis and basic knowledge of accounting principles
  • Familiarity with macroeconomics and the latest global trends
  • Interest in the Fund or Banking/Corporate Banking industry would be advantageous
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Ability to perform under pressure
  • Intellectual curiosity and self-motivation
  • Fluent English is a must (additional language would be an asset)
  • Strong interest in client interaction and relationship management


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