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International Development

Credit Analyst

Our client, a development impact investment institute, is seeking a Credit Analyst to support their Trade and Supply Chain Finance team in London.

London, United Kingdom
The Role

The key focus of the Credit Analyst’s role will be to support the work of the Trade and Supply Chain Finance (TSCF) team through portfolio management and origination. The TSCF team’s purpose is to support trade across Africa and South Asia.

The Credit Analyst will be responsible for managing and monitoring the existing TSCF transactions and analysis of new transactions. They will also assist and manage research, credit analysis, due diligence, documenting, reporting and monitoring, as well as liaise with other transaction support teams.

This is an exciting opportunity to work for a market-leading impact investor to develop and support trade in emerging markets.


Analyse company financials and write and present credit papers

Help the TSCF finance with due diligence for new transactions, as well as industry and economic analysis for a range of financial institutions and corporate obligors

Review legal documentation, such as MRPAs and trade documentation

Update internal trade monitoring systems

Manage credit scoring process and market intelligence systems

Draft deal summaries and monitor reports for internal and external distribution

Carry out thorough credit analysis on emerging markets banks and corporates

Support colleagues in drafting the relevant sections of investment proposals

Review credit analysis and credit reports from third party providers and summarise information for management decision making

Carry out sector and market analysis, company and obligor analysis (including credit analysis financials and financial modelling), and macro-economic analysis

Support portfolio monitoring and day to day limit monitoring and limit generation processes

Monitor portfolio trends and risk concentration limits, suggesting recommendations to manage concentration risk under the portfolio

The Candidate

The ideal Credit Analyst will have the following background and skills:

A minimum of three years’ experience in credit analysis is preferable, ideally within DFI, commercial banking, Trade Finance or Credit Funds

Relevant experience within Trade Finance or Supply Chain Finance is an advantage, a basic knowledge of Trade and Supply Chain Finance products

University degree educated

It would be beneficial to either hold or be studying towards CFA, CITF, ACA or MBA

Strong credit analysis skills and an ability to analyse FI and corporate financial statements and make commercial assessments

Risk analysis skills and strong analytical and research skills

Financial modelling and Microsoft Excel skills

Foreign language skills would be beneficial, especially French, Arabic or Portuguese

Strongly motivated by impact investing, especially in emerging markets

Able to work on multiple projects simultaneously and manage time effectively

Possesses strong business communication and presentation skills

Demonstrates a desire to travel within emerging markets where the institute invests

Since 2007 Millar Cameron has specialised in sourcing leadership and keyperson talent across a number of industries, including agribusiness, international development, industrial, consumer, financial and professional services, private equity, and technology, media and telecommunications. Our mission and purpose is to positively contribute to the development of Africa, and other emerging markets, through the provision of people.

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