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Associate/Vice President, Credit Risk - Hedge Funds & Asset Managers

Apply Req ID: Req1074180 Date posted 02/17/2023
Associate/Vice President, Credit Risk - Hedge Funds & Asset Managers

New York, United States of America



  • Perform in-depth credit analysis of new and existing hedge funds and asset managers/traditional funds (including: credentials, strategy, track record, leverage, investor base, liquidity, risk management, portfolio valuation, internal controls, service providers, transparency and regulation).

  • Review the fund documentation (including: Prospectuses, Offering Memos, Investment Management Agreements, Investment Guidelines, Trust Agreements, Financial Statements, etc.) in order to evaluate investment objectives and strategies and determine credit worthiness of the underlying funds.

  • Negotiate an ISDA/CSA, MRA, GMRA, CDEA and other traded products documentation.

  • Provide recommendation for transactions approvals, determine initial margin requirements and haircuts on capital markets products (including: interest rate swaps, repos, foreign exchange).

  • Conduct credit due diligence conference calls and on-site meetings.

  • Monitor monthly performance and NAV trends in order to identify funds that breach ISDA triggers and hedge funds/investment managers that face challenges with performance and redemptions.

  • Liaise with middle office, documentation group and collateral management to ensure that trades are booked and documented correctly and that collateral is taken where appropriate.

  • Develop, maintain and manage internal relationships with business partners (including: marketers, negotiators, collateral management, on-boarding team and legal).

  • Monitor investment industry fundamentals and apprise management of significant events that may have an adverse effect on a credit quality of assigned portfolios.

Technical Skills and Other Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent

  • At least 5-9+ years of banking/credit analysis experience covering asset managers/hedge funds

  • Knowledge of traded products, investment strategies and financial markets

  • Proficiency in trading documentation

  • Knowledge of counterparty credit risk metrics

  • Ability to conduct due diligence meetings

  • Good communication skills, both written and verbal

  • Strong work ethics

  • Proactive approach, initiative and resourcefulness

  • Positive attitude, drive and dedication

  • Entrepreneurial spirit

  • Attention to detail

  • Team player

Diversity & EEO Statements: At Santander, we value and respect differences in our workforce and strive to increase the diversity of our teams. We actively encourage everyone to apply.

Santander is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

Working Conditions: Frequent Minimal physical effort such as sitting, standing and walking. Occasional moving and lifting equipment and furniture is required to support onsite and offsite meeting setup and teardown. Physically capable of lifting up to fifty pounds, able to bend, kneel, climb ladders.

Employer Rights: This job description does not list all of the job duties of the job. You may be asked by your supervisors or managers to perform other duties. You may be evaluated in part based upon your performance of the tasks listed in this job description. The employer has the right to revise this job description at any time. This job description is not a contract for employment and either you or the employer may terminate at any time for any reason.

For NYC Job Applicants: The base annual salary range for this position is $118,76-$175,000.The exact compensation may vary based on skills, experience, training, licensure and certifications and location.

Masters of Science (MS) English

Primary Location: New York, NY, Madison Ave Corp

Other Locations: New York-New York

Organization: Banco Santander S.A.


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