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Hedge Fund & Private Equity Credit Analyst- VP/ED

London, United Kingdom
Closing date
Feb 23, 2024

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Job Function
Risk Management
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Job title: Hedge Fund & Private Equity Credit Analyst
Corporate Title: Senior VP / Executive Director
Department: Credit Risk Management
Location: London

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

Department overview:
Credit Risk Management, EMEA consists of approximately 20 Credit Analysts who work in one of four areas: Hedge Funds & Private Equity, Financial Institutions, Sovereigns and Corporates. In addition, the analysts are supported by colleagues based in offshore and nearshore locations and Credit Risk Management middle office staff. The department is responsible for analysing counterparties, assigning ratings, and approving flow and structured transactions. We work closely with colleagues in other areas of risk and in other regions as well as front office and other departments such as Legal, Finance, Operations and Collateral Management. Each analyst is responsible for monitoring and managing exposure to a dedicated portfolio of counterparties.

The Role:
This is an exciting opportunity for a senior Vice President or Executive Director to join the EMEA Hedge Funds & Private Equity Credit Risk team. Reporting into the EMEA Head of HF & PE Funds, you will support the day-to-day management of the team, assist the enhancement of specialised data analytics and portfolio monitoring tools and actively participate in the onboarding and risk management of Hedge Funds & PE Funds. You will also analyse and challenge structured trading and fund financing activity with this client base, working closely with multiple functions and stakeholders across EMEA and the global business.

Primary Responsibilities:
The candidate will be responsible for independently managing credit risk exposure to Hedge Funds and Private Equity Funds generated by activities including OTC derivatives, securities financing, prime brokerage, loan agreements, and other kinds of bespoke transactions.
* Conduct detailed due diligence of new and existing client relationships.
* Use expert judgement in negotiating legal documentation and collateral terms.
* Approve internal counterparty ratings and limits under delegated authority.
* Challenge structured transactions, articulating the credit risk viewpoint to senior management and committees as appropriate.
* Display a detailed understanding of the credit risk framework, including relevant exposure metrics and stressing testing.
* Contribute to the firm's Risk Change agenda and participate in external regulatory and internal audit assessments where necessary.

Skills, experience, qualifications and knowledge required:
* Minimum of 10 years' experience in managing Hedge Fund and Private Equity credit risk at a major financial institution, including application of delegated approval authority.
* Product knowledge of all major derivative instruments and Prime Brokerage products/services with a full understanding their respective risk characteristics.
* 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 agreements.
* Analytical mind set and problem-solving ability with a quantitative aptitude.
* Strong verbal and written communication skills.

Nomura Competencies
Trusted Partner
* Besides having a high level of expertise as a financial service professional, strive to retain clients' trust
* Make appropriate decisions in all circumstances to ensure that Nomura will remain a Trusted Partner

Entrepreneurial leadership
* Drive change across the organization by predicting change in the environment

* Collaborate with different people across the organization, and leverage the diversity to contribute to the growth and profitability of Nomura as a whole organization

* Drive strategies and clarify responsibilities of one's business area, and motivate others to contribute towards business success

* Influence others to fully understand the significance and importance of corporate philosophy, professional ethics, compliance, risk management, and code of conduct, and make decisions and take actions accordingly in any circumstances

Right to Work
The UK Government have taken steps to reduce net migration to the UK by limiting the number of overseas workers coming to the UK for employment. Please note that whilst we are able to consider applications from overseas workers from outside the UK (who require a Tier 2 Skilled Worker visa) we can only employ them if we can provide evidence that this is a genuine vacancy for a qualified role.

Diversity & Inclusion
Nomura is an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity and are committed to ensuring we best reflect the diversity of the communities we serve creating an inclusive environment for all our employees. We welcome all applications and do not discriminate on the basis of age, disability, gender identity and gender expression, pregnancy and maternity, marriage and civil partnership, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.

If you require any assistance or reasonable adjustments due to a disability or long-term health condition, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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