UBS Financial Services Credit Risk Officer – Leveraged Lending in New York, New York

Credit Risk Officer – Leveraged Lending

United States - New York


Corporate Center

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New York

Job Type:

Full Time

Your role:

Are you someone who enjoys working with leveraged finance transactions in a fast paced environment? Are you interested in fundamental credit analysis and engaging with decision makers across the firm?

We are looking for someone like this to:

  • Work on a team responsible for the underwriting and portfolio management of loans to borrowers in various industries, with a focus on leveraged lending

  • Conduct due diligence and perform fundamental credit analysis to provide independent risk recommendations to senior risk and front office management

  • Engage with and challenge front office teams to ensure transactions are consistent with UBS's risk appetite and regulatory expectations

  • Closely monitor business, financial, and industry developments to maintain up to date risk ratings and portfolio outlooks

  • Develop and mentor junior talent and create a rewarding team culture

Your team:

The Credit Risk Control (CRC) team is responsible for independently assessing risks arising from the origination and distribution of institutional loans, with a focus on leveraged finance transactions. The team engages in extensive due diligence during the underwriting process to challenge front office deal recommendations and ensure transactions are consistent with UBS's risk appetite and regulatory expectations. Following underwriting, the team closely monitors business, financial, and industry developments to assess performance relative to underwriting expectations and ensure risk ratings are up to date. The team is located in UBS's New York office and reports into the firm's Chief Risk Officer.

Your expertise:

  • 5-10 years of experience working with leveraged finance transactions in a credit risk or similar role at the VP level or relevant equivalent

  • Strong credit background with a solid grasp of underwriting and loan portfolio management

  • Demonstrated ability to make and defend credit decisions under scrutiny from senior risk and front office management and external regulators

  • Sound understanding of regulatory expectations for the leveraged lending business and experience with the SNC review process

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with strong presence and ability to convey complex messages to varying audiences

  • Demonstrated track record of managing complex transaction deliverables and competing priorities arising from underwriting and portfolio management responsibilities

  • Minimum of a bachelor's degree; MBA and/or CFA a plus

About us:

Expert advice. Wealth management. Investment banking. Asset management. Retail banking in Switzerland. And all the support functions. That's what we do. And we do it for private and institutional clients as well as corporations around the world.

We are about 60,000 employees in all major financial centers, in more than 50 countries. Do you want to be one of us?

Join us:

We're a truly global, collaborative and friendly group of people. Having a diverse, inclusive and respectful workplace is important to us. And we support your career development, internal mobility and work-life balance. If this sounds interesting, apply now.

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