Hedge Fund & Private Equity Credit Analyst- Associate

2 March 2024
Borough, South East London
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Job title: Hedge Fund & Private Equity Credit Analyst Corporate Title: Associate 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 www.nomura.com Department overview: Credit Risk Management, EMEA is comprised of approximately 20 credit analysts who work in one of four areas: Funds/Hedge Funds, Financial Institutions, Sovereigns and Corporates. In addition, the analysts are supported by colleagues based in the offshore and nearshore locations and by the staff of the Credit Risk Management middle office. 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 Management 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 an Associate to join the EMEA Hedge Funds & Private Equity Team. Reporting to the team head, the candidate will work independently on on-boarding, rating and risk monitoring of Hedge Funds and Private Equity Funds. They will also manage credit risk exposure arising from credit and equity Prime Brokerage, and from trading of OTC derivatives and securities financing. Primary Responsibilities: Conduct detailed due diligence on Hedge Fund and Private Equity clients. Negotiate credit terms in legal documentation. Approve internal counterparty ratings and limits under delegated authority. Review and approve trade requests. Contribute to the firm's Risk Change agenda and participate in regulatory and audit assessments. Skills, experience, qualifications and knowledge required: Minimum of 2 years' experience in managing Hedge Fund and/or 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. Display a detailed understanding of the credit risk framework, including relevant exposure metrics and stressing testing. Analytical mind set and problem-solving ability with a quantitative aptitude. Strong verbal and written communication skills. Nomura competencies Trusted Partner Understand clients' needs and issues, and respond with high-quality proposals Acquire capabilities to perform one's responsibilities and contribute to being a Trusted Partner Entrepreneurial leadership Produce new ideas that might challenge the status-quo or oneself Teamwork Collaboration Seek advice from senior colleagues and utilize it for improved results Collaborate with members from relevant departments Influence Contribute to the success of the organization both quantitatively and qualitatively, and act with awareness of the impact on others Serve as role model and provide guidance to junior employees Integrity Have a good understanding of corporate philosophy, professional ethics, compliance, risk management, and code of conduct, and make decisions and take actions accordingly 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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