Senior Country Risk Analyst

  • Job Reference: 00000397-1
  • Date Posted: 5 August 2022
  • Recruiter: Carr Lyons
  • Location: London
  • Salary: £85,000 to £100,000
  • Sector: Country Risk
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time
  • Contact: Sean Carr
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  • Telephone: 0044 207 588 3322

Job Description

Our client is a leading Financial Institution active in all developed and emerging markets. There now exists an opportunity in the Banks European Credit Department for an experienced Country Risk Analyst. You will become part of a centralised credit department responsible for maintaining and monitoring the quality of the lending book and for approval of credit lines.

The role:

Timely production of concise and comprehensive country reports.

Process credit applications in a timely manner and manage workflow so as to ensure deadlines are met.

Monitor developments on a country by country basis, identifying major risk factors and investigating any adverse trends that may affect existing clients or the quality of the book.

To provide analysis of the sovereign risk (economic risk, political risk and financial stability) of countries in which the Bank operates

Prepare Country Reports and recommendations to Management on exposure and lending strategy.

Initiate and/or undertake projects that will contribute to improved risk assessment of emerging countries.

Conduct credit reviews and assess internal ratings on Government / Sovereign and Municipal entities on a regular as well as on adhoc basis.

Effectively liaise with, and provide guidance to the business and other departments within the Bank on credit and emerging market country risk related matters including responding to credit opinion requests.


Candidates will have:

Good credit analysis and research skills

Experience of analysing emerging market Sovereigns

The ability to assimilate and interpret macro-economic data and trends

An understanding of the application of Economic trends and theories to the Banking industry

Strong oral and written communication skills

An understanding of Rating Agency methodologies