• Risk, Credit Risk, Structured Finance Retail, Vice President, Dallas

    Location(s) US-TX-Dallas
    Job ID
    Schedule Type
    Full Time
    Vice President/Executive Director
    Risk Management
    Business Unit
    Credit Risk
    Employment Type

    Risk - Credit Risk - VP – Dallas

    Divisional Overview

    The Risk Division is a team of specialists charged with managing the firm’s credit, market, liquidity, and operational risk. Whether assessing the creditworthiness of the firm’s counterparties, monitoring market risks associated with trading activities, or offering analytical and regulatory compliance support, our work contributes directly to the firm’s success. The division is ideal for collaborative individuals who have strong ethics and attention to detail.


    Credit Risk is responsible for managing the firm’s credit exposure to its trading and lending counterparties. Leveraging its extensive expertise in financial, credit and risk analysis, Credit Risk ensures that credit exposure to our counterparts is managed within the firm’s risk appetite. Credit Risk operates through 10 different offices around the world and credit professionals work closely with many areas of the firm. Given this structure, Credit Risk professionals gain diverse financial experience and a broad perspective on how the entire firm functions. The interaction with numerous departments and the range of projects that ensue allow for a challenging, varied and multi-dimensional work environment.



    • Analyze third party loan originator credit underwriting policies across a variety of asset classes, including personal, student, and mortgage loans
    • Review and approve the financing and purchase of assets, determine risk appetite and regulatory ratings, and monitor credit trends in the portfolio
    • Coordinate with Sales & Trading, Investment Banking, Legal, Operations, and Compliance to fully analyze transactions and ensure appropriate documentation, risk mitigants, and limits to minimize defaults and maximize recoveries
    • Evaluate the risk resilience and risk adjusted returns of the structures under baseline and stress scenarios
    • Perform sector analysis regularly in order to assess portfolio concentrations and trends
    • Monitor, manage, and report exposure at the facility, product, and portfolio levels

    Basic Qualifications

    • Minimum of 7 years of credit risk management experience, with exposure to loan underwriting
    • Demonstrable track record of independent decision making and the ability to steer client and business negotiations
    • Familiarity with regulatory rating requirements and application of such guidance
    • Strong documentation, analytical, presentational and communication skills required
    • Must be able to lead individuals, providing guidance to and supervision of junior members of the team
    • Must be able to communicate at the most senior levels of the organization

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Functional Expertise - Keeps up-to-date with emerging business, economic, and market trends
    • Technical Skills - Demonstrates strong technical skills required for the role, pays attention to details, takes initiative to broaden his/her knowledge and demonstrates appropriate financial/analytical skills
    • Drive and Motivation - Successfully handles multiple tasks, takes initiative to improve his/her own performance, works intensely towards extremely challenging goals and persists in the face of obstacles or setbacks
    • Client and Business Focus - Effectively handles difficult requests, builds trusting, long-term relationships with clients, helps the client to identify/define needs and manages client/business expectations
    • Teamwork – Gives evidence of being a strong team player, collaborates with others within and across teams, encourages other team members to participate and contribute and acknowledges others' contributions
    • Communication Skills - Communicates what is relevant and important in a clear and concise manner, shares information/new ideas with others, and demonstrates judgment to escalate as appropriate
    • Judgment and Problem Solving - Thinks ahead, anticipates questions, plans for contingencies, finds alternative solutions and identifies clear objectives. Sees the big picture and effectively analyzes complex issues
    • Creativity/Innovation - Looks for new ways to improve current processes and develop creative solutions that are grounded in reality and have practical value
    • Influencing Outcomes - Presents sound, persuasive rationale for ideas or opinions. Takes a position on issues and influences others' opinions by presenting persuasive recommendations



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