Risk Analyst (M&A, Corporate credit, Leveraged finance, Investment Ban - London, United Kingdom,



My client a leading financial serices organisation is currently recruiting for Leverage finance Risk analyst to join them on a permanent basis in in London. You'll be joining there EU Leveraged & Structured Finance credit team, with the remit of managing the credit risk inherent in the bank's business activities with non-investment grade corporates in Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia.


  • Ongoing quarterly portfolio monitoring of 30-40 sub-investment grade credits, across a variety of industries
  • Taking responsibility for maintaining data integrity for all names/transactions in Information Technology systems
  • Reviewing flow requests (including Foreign Exchange/Interest Rates/commodity derivatives, transaction banking) for portfolio companies, developing a credit recommendation
  • Supporting senior credit officers in analysing new Leveraged Finance transactions, including Leveraged Buy Outs, Mergers & Acquisitions financing and Leveraged Loan participations
  • Assisting with drafting credit recommendations/decision rationale
  • Reviewing proposed credit terms and assisting in the structuring of new/amended derivative legal documentation, in order to achieve optimal risk/return outcomes
  • Participating in diverse internal projects that improve efficiency and help the Bank to achieve key, strategic objectives
  • Assisting in the team's interactions with internal/external auditors and regulatory authorities


  • Ability to work under time pressure and focus on multiple transactions/requests/projects simultaneously
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Strong analytical skills, including fundamental credit analysis skills, debt structuring and financial modeling/forecasting
  • In-depth understanding of derivative structures (with support/guidance/training from senior credit officers)