Credit Analyst

Job Reference: SG
Employer/Agency: Standard Chartered Bank
Location: Singapore
Experience: 6 to 9 years
Salary/Package: On application
Job Sector: Banking ( Role / Products ); Banking ( Segment )
Functional Role: Corporate Banking; Investment Banking
Date Posted:
Closing Date:

Standard Chartered is a leading international banking group committed to building a successful and sustainable future for our people, our customers and the communities we serve. With 1,700 branches and offices in 68 markets in Asia, Africa and the Middle East, we offer exciting and challenging international career opportunities to over 89,000 employees.

Job Description

To provide insightful, relevant, succinct and timely (see below) credit analysis of a portfolio of SCB’s clients (current or prospective).

This includes responsibility for proposing counterparty credit grades via the relevant scorecard, and ongoing monitoring for credit-material events. While the portfolio will be industry / geography specific in focus, the role extends to analysing other clients as may from time to time be required

Insightful: Attuned to the needs of two audiences – Client Coverage and Risk - the analysis should provide a forward-looking, focused opinion on the likely development of both business and financial risk elements in their industry / geographic context together with a calibrated articulation of key risks and potential mitigants thereto.

Relevant: As well as a holistic counterparty assessment, analysis should comment on structural elements relevant to SCB’s existing or proposed exposure such as guarantee and security arrangements

Succinct: While always providing sufficient granularity to substantiate its conclusions and observations, the analysis should present opinion in as structured and succinct a manner as is practical

Timely: While focused on the prescribed annual review cycle, analysis will also be required where material new exposure is being considered by Client Coverage. In addition, more summary analysis should be produced and disseminated quickly, where relevant

Additionally, for any BCA submission it will involve the following:

• Critical review of Environment and Social Risk Assessments, Appropriateness and Suitability Assessments (FM Products);
• Consistency and coherence review of the Approved Account Plan, Raptor (or equivalent), Client & Group Facility Summary & Structure (including Terms and Conditions)
• Active partnership with Client Coverage in completion of Risk Profile, Compliance Details, as well as proposed Covenants and Risk Triggers

Overall accountability for consistency and coherence of the complete BCA package submitted to Risk will rest with Credit Analysis and is a key element of this Job Purpose.

Stakeholder Partnership:

To partner the team’s two key stakeholder communities, Client Coverage and Risk, supporting the former in developing and executing their client strategies and both in respect of credit analysis-relevant matters. Maintaining integrity in analysis at all times is ciritcal.

This includes frequent and iterative discussion with both Client Coverage and Risk around draft analysis, key sector / geographic trends, as well as discussion of covenants, risk triggers and the like. It involves proactive idea generation and discussion with Client Coverage around potential business opportunities for SCB, assisting both Client Coverage and Risk around transaction structuring and execution, where relevant, and identifying and alerting stakeholders of emerging risk aspects on a continuous basis.

Team development :
To assist CA Team Leaders in projects focused on improving and enhancing the activities of the team, as well as the quality of credit analysis produced.

This includes coaching and supporting the development of newer and less experienced members of the team

Qualifications and Skills

Degree qualified with at least 7+ years of relevant experience gained either in banking, treasury or accounting environment
Sound knowledge of accounting and financial principles gained by experience or qualification
MBA or CFA qualifications advantageous, but not required
Gravitas – to engage with Relationship Managers and Clients alike, have the ability to challenge in a constructive manner.
Collaborative – to work in partnership with stakeholders to ‘get things done’, fulfilling the Job Purpose
Strong analytical ability, focused on the assessment and calibration of credit risk. Analytical strength – to spot emerging risks, in particular forward looking industry trends.
Strong verbal and written communication skills (in English), with proven ability to work across cultures and within a dynamic environment
Able to hold credible dialogue at all levels of the organisation, as well as with clients
Well organized, able to multi-task and balance competing demands


How To Apply
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Closing Dates
The closing date for applications is 25/05/2017. Please note all closing dates are given in Hong Kong time (GMT + 8 hours). We aim to respond to successful applicants within four weeks and will keep a record or your application in our database so that we can contact you when suitable vacancies arise in future.

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