UBS Financial Services Credit Risk Team Leader - Leveraged Lending in New York, New York

Your role:

Are you someone who enjoys working with leveraged finance transactions in a fast paced environment? Are you interested in leading a team and interfacing with senior decision makers across the firm?

We are looking for someone like this to:

  • Lead a team responsible for the underwriting and monitoring of loan and derivative exposures to obligors in the Healthcare and Energy industries, with a focus on leveraged lending

  • Lead the credit due diligence process 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

What we offer:

Together. That’s how we do things. We offer people around the world a supportive, challenging and diverse working environment. We value your passion and commitment, and reward your performance.

Keen to achieve the work-life agility that you desire? We're open to discussing how this could work for you (and us).

Take the next step:

Are you truly collaborative? Succeeding at UBS means respecting, understanding and trusting colleagues and clients. Challenging others and being challenged in return. Being passionate about what you do. Driving yourself forward, always wanting to do things the right way. Does that sound like you? Then you have the right stuff to join us. Apply now.

Disclaimer / Policy Statements:

UBS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We respect and seek to empower each individual and support the diverse cultures, perspectives, skills and experiences within our workforce.

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:

  • 8+ years of experience working with leveraged finance transactions in a credit risk or similar role

  • 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, internal auditors, 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 success leading and developing a team of junior and experienced professionals

  • 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?

Your colleagues:

Job Reference #: 180544BR

Business Divisions: Corporate Center

Title: Credit Risk Team Leader - Leveraged Lending

City: New York

Job Type: Full Time

Country / State: United States - New York

Function Category: Risk