Hedge Funds Credit Risk Director

Posted 06 November 2023
Salary £200000.00 - £225000 per annum
LocationNew York
Job type Permanent
Discipline Risk
Contact NameConnor Nurse

Job description

Director - Hedge Funds Credit Risk

- evaluate counterparty credit risk based on an understanding of the hedge fund and family office risk management techniques, trading strategies, and infrastructure, as well as a number of other quantitative and qualitative measures of credit worthiness. This will include client due diligence visits for onsite evaluations.

- evaluate transactional risks associated with OTC derivatives, securities financing, exchange traded derivatives, banking products and structured transactions

- prepare, as well as review and approve, written counterparty annual reviews/transactional credit proposals drawing conclusions relating to credit assessment, risk appetite, exposure drivers and business prospects

- lead trading documentation negotiation including ISDA/CSA, Prime Brokerage and Repo Agreements - ensure all regulatory requests, audit items and operational risk issues are dealt with in a disciplined, timely and efficient manner


- a Bachelor's degree or international equivalent, preferably in accounting, finance, economics or mathematics and a MBA/CFA preferred

- ideally 7-10 years of experience and demonstrated expertise in a similar position or related financial services position

- established quantitative risk analysis skills employed in a credit risk, market risk or trading environment

- prior experience with due diligence and analysis of the financial condition of hedge fund counterparties

- a knowledge and understanding of financial markets and a breadth of trading and lending products

- familiarity with common trading documentation, particularly ISDA/CSA, Prime Brokerage and Repo Agreements

- excellent communication skills - the ability to communicate directly and professionally with clients and internal stakeholders is of critical importance to the role