Credit & Political Risk Analyst

Job Description

Job Title - Credit & Political Risk Analyst

Job Market - Actuarial / Insurance

Job Location - London 


Credit & Political Risk Analyst - About the role

This role provides analytical support to Political Risk and Credit Underwriters, including responsibility for credit transaction and portfolio modelling, cash flow analysis, analysis of credit risks and the interrogation of bank/client modelling. It also benefits from the Actuarial mentorship program and FIA exam support.

Credit & Political Risk Analyst - Key duties

Provide credit analysis and actuarial support to Underwriters, specifically for corporate and sovereign structured default risks, with focus on senior debt and recovery. Example transactions include:

Project finance, reserve based lending, borrowing base lending

LCs and commodity pre-export financing

Acquisition Finance, Mergers and LBOs

Explore capital relief benefits of credit insurance structures

Portfolio/ segmental profitability analysis

Cash flow modelling

Monte Carlo simulations and correlation assumptions to assess risk in derivative transactions and multiname portfolios

Join underwriters on calls and in meetings with clients and brokers

Credit & Political Risk Analyst - Key requirements

Experience of working in Actuarial or Underwriting teams

Ideally exposure to Political Risk and Credit insurance and/or experience working in a financial institution on a range of products

Strong IT skills, including comprehensive knowledge of Excel, VBA, SQL, R, Bloomberg

2.1 or 1st degree in a Maths or Maths-related subject (e.g. Physics, Engineering, Statistics, Actuarial Science)

Making progress towards FIA qualification or equivalent would be advantageous

Commitment to Actuarial and/ or Data science qualification as applicable to the London market