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Finance, Credit Risk Management and Advisory (CRMA), Senior Analyst/Associate

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Company: Goldman Sachs Group

Location: New York City, NY

Date Posted: August 4, 2014

Source: Goldman Sachs Group, Inc

The Credit Risk Management & Advisory Department (“CRMA”) is a central part of Goldman Sachs' risk management framework, with primary responsibility for assessing, monitoring and managing credit risk at the Firm. CRMA is staffed globally with offices including New York, London, Frankfurt, Salt Lake City, Singapore, Sydney, Hong Kong and Tokyo. Understanding the credit quality of corporations, financial institutions and governments worldwide is an essential aspect of the firm’s ability to be an effective financial intermediary. Credit professionals with expertise in financial, credit and risk analysis work closely with many areas of the firm as well as clients in either an advisory or transactional capacity, offering a unique opportunity to gain a broad perspective on the activities of the Firm.

We partner with other divisions in the firm and externally with clients to support the firm’s wide array of banking and trading businesses. CRMA professionals are part of the ...
The Credit Risk Management & Advisory Department (“CRMA”) is a central part of Goldman Sachs' risk management framework, with primary responsibility for assessing, monitoring and managing credit risk at the Firm. CRMA is staffed globally with offices including New York, London, Frankfurt, Salt Lake City, Singapore, Sydney, Hong Kong and Tokyo. Understanding the credit quality of corporations, financial institutions and governments worldwide is an essential aspect of the firm’s ability to be an effective financial intermediary. Credit professionals with expertise in financial, credit and risk analysis work closely with many areas of the firm as well as clients in either an advisory or transactional capacity, offering a unique opportunity to gain a broad perspective on the activities of the Firm.

We partner with other divisions in the firm and externally with clients to support the firm’s wide array of banking and trading businesses. CRMA professionals are part of the value proposition of the firm and we balance our key functional responsibility of control with that of being commercial. CRMA has strong traditions of risk management, client service excellence and career development opportunities for our people.

As a Senior Analyst or Associate in CRMA based in New York, your responsibilities may include the following:

• Protect the firm's capital by using in-depth knowledge of our clients, markets and trading products to determine risk tolerance.
• Assess the financial strength of the firm's trading counterparties and monitor industry trends.
• Meet with companies to conduct due diligence as part of ongoing oversight or transactional requests.
• Analyze the risks inherent in the products GS trades, including increasingly complex derivative transactions.
• Monitor and report on the firm's trading exposure across products, sectors and regions.
• Coordinate with Sales & Trading, Legal, Operations and Compliance to protect against default and minimize potential losses.
• Work directly with Investment Banking clients to analyze the rating implications of various transactions and assist clients in approaching the credit rating agencies.

You will have the opportunity to work on several teams covering different industries and/or products. Industry teams include, but are not limited to, financial institutions, hedge funds, industrials, municipals, natural resources, real estate and sovereigns. Product teams include, but are not limited to, commodities, credit derivatives, equity derivatives, foreign exchange, funding and swaps.

Basic Qualifications
• MBA desired, or 3+ years of relevant work experience
• Strong work ethic and motivation
• Excellent analytical skills and attention to detail
• Strong verbal and written communication skills
• Flexibility, creative thinking and the ability to learn quickly
• Ability to manage multiple assignments and stakeholders concurrently
• Proficiency in Excel, PowerPoint and Word

Goldman Sachs is an equal employment/affirmative action employer Female/Minority/Disability/Vet.  © The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., 2014.  All rights reserved.
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