girl looking into her desktop
Back to search results

Associate, Credit Risk - Corporates Credit, London / Frankfurt / Dublin

London, , United Kingdom;

Job Description:


  • An exciting opportunity for a Associatee to join our Corporates Credit team a part of Global Corporate and Investment Banking (GCIB) Credit managing and delivering credit relationships for Enterprise Credit clients in accordance with the company’s growth strategy, risk appetite and underwriting standards. We are an independent function that works closely with various lines of business, relationship managers, product specialists and Risk.

  • GCIB Credit is responsible for analysing and delivering credit underwriting debt financing solutions and derivative strategies for medium and large corporate clients of GCIB & Global Markets (GM). GCIB includes corporate banking and investment banking and Global Markets (GM) includes sales & trading. The group provides services to middle-market and large corporations, government entities and institutional investors. Services including mergers and acquisition advice, equity and debt capital raising, corporate lending, sales and trading in fixed income, commodities, currency and equities, risk management, research, and liquidity and payments management.

  • GCIB Credit partners with teams across GCIB & GM including Trade Service Partners and Global Treasury Management to drive business growth and results while maintaining appropriate risk discipline specific to the corporate credit portfolio. Integral to GCIB Credit’s mission is its partnership with other branches of GCIB, GM and Risk Management organisation in order to effectively manage and monitor the credit risks related to the corporate portfolio.


  • Perform financial and credit analysis, risk rating analysis ensuring adherence to prevailing credit policy and procedures for an assigned portfolio .

  • Independently assess credit worthiness, perform intensive qualitative and quantitative due diligence of prospective borrowers and/or trading counterparties and establish appropriate terms and conditions to mitigate risk.

  • Structuring transactions, underwriting and negotiating credit documentation designed to meet both client and investor needs including credit agreements, amendments, derivative documentation. 

  • Ensuring granularity of the portfolio with specific reference to targets for net country/credit capital, legally binding commitments, total exposure and asset quality.

  • Establish appropriate internal risk ratings for clients and implement accurate adjustments throughout the client’s credit life cycle.

  • Ensuring that the portfolio and credit management process are at all times rated "satisfactory" by internal auditors, the Credit Review group and external Regulators.

  • Develop and maintain a deep understanding of the product spectrum and portfolio at client, industry, and macro level in order to assess risk and craft value added solutions balancing risk.

  • Develop, maintain, and manage internal relationships with business partners including Corporate and Investment Bankers, Sales & Trading, Risk Management, Loan Capital Markets, and Legal.

  • Participate in strategic projects to support business goals.

  • Providing provide appropriate coaching and development to junior teammates


  • Credit risk experience at a major international financial institution, analysing, assessing companies in assigned region and in different sectors and structuring transactions.

  • Strong credit skills, risk judgment and broader risk awareness and understanding of the wider business, market and regulatory environment in which the bank operates, and how that impacts client and portfolio’s credit profile and ability to defend rigorously a fact-based point of view.

  • Sound product, documentation and process knowledge across lending, trade finance and derivative products.

  • Strong organisational skills with ability to prioritise work under pressure, drive deal selection, negotiate solutions, strong transaction management process, and proactively manage credit risks.

  • Commercial mindset to support value added discussions with effective interpersonal and written and verbal communication skills, and attention to detail and accuracy.

  • Acting as an agent of change/ improvement, influencing corporate policy/ procedure and projecting a positive strategic vision.

  • BA/BSc degree (or equivalent); Finance, Accounting or Economics would be beneficial.

  • Fluency with use of Microsoft Office applications, particularly Excel; including ability to prepare and/or review company specific financial models in Excel.

  • Fluency in English required. Additional/German language skills would be beneficial.

Bank of America

Good conduct and sound judgment is crucial to our long term success. It’s important that all employees in the organisation understand the expected standards of conduct and how we manage conduct risk. Individual accountability and an ownership mind-set are the cornerstones of our Code of Conduct and are at the heart of managing risk well.

We are an equal opportunities employer, and ensure that no applicant is subject to less favourable treatment on the grounds of gender, gender identity, marital status, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origins, age, sexual orientation, socio-economic background, responsibilities for dependants, physical or mental disability. The Bank selects candidates for interview based on their skills, qualifications and experience.

We strive to ensure that our recruitment processes are accessible for all candidates and encourage any candidates to tell us about any adjustment requirements.

Learn more about this role

Full time


Manages People: