VP, Credit Risk (Leverage Finance)

Full Time

International Banking Client

Office Status: Hybrid


As a leveraged finance credit officer in credit risk management you’ll play an integral role in contributing to the success of the Bank’s leveraged lending franchise. You will partner with front office colleagues to analyze leveraged transactions, manage a portfolio of leveraged counterparties, and participate in regulatory audits. You will also play a critical role in ensuring adherence to all credit policies, associated governance, internal data quality, and regulatory reporting.

Your Key Responsibilities:

  • Analyze leveraged finance transactions including LBOs, M&A financing, best efforts, buy and holds, repricings, FX/IR/commodity derivatives, transaction banking, etc. and provide credit recommendations/present to CRM senior management and/or underwriters
  • Build relationships with front office colleagues communicating point of view and offering solutions
  • Assist in interactions with and associated on-going reporting requirements for internal/external auditors and regulatory authorities
  • Ensure credit approval documentation is consistent with leveraged lending policies and applicable regulations
  • Portfolio management (in conjunction with credit and front office colleagues): responsible for ongoing quarterly and annual portfolio monitoring for assigned counterparties as well as limit review including oversight of data integrity in credit systems
  • Management of and participation in diverse internal projects

Your Skills and Experience:

  • 5-10 years of experience working with leveraged finance transactions in a credit risk or similar role at the VP level or relevant equivalent
  • A strong credit or leveraged finance background with experience in corporate analysis and financial modelling skills to evaluate credit quality of non-investment grade borrowers
  • Demonstrated ability to make and defend credit decisions under scrutiny from senior risk and front office management and external regulators
  • Solid understanding of Leveraged Loan and High Yield markets as well as related structures, documentation terms and related regulatory standards
  • Must be able to work under time pressure, independently drive the underwriting process and develop transaction approval recommendations
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