Regional Risk Manager - LATAM

Finance in Motion San Salvador, El Salvador

About the Finance in Motion

One of the world’s leading impact asset managers, Finance in Motion focuses on sustainable economic, social and environmental development in low- and medium-income countries. With well over EUR 2 billion in Assets under Advisory/Management, the company attracts capital from private investors to leverage public sector contributions. Their funds provide debt or equity primarily for local financial institutions and increasingly for project and corporate finance. They are active in more than 30 countries across Southeast and Eastern Europe, the Middle East and North Africa and Latin America, where they foster small business and rural development, green energy production, and natural resource protection.

You can find further details on their website https://www.finance-in-motion.com


Regional Risk Manager - LATAM Role Profile 

Duties and Responsibilities

Finance in Motion is looking for an established professional to take over the lead of Latin America’s credit risk management function:
  • Lead and coordinate the credit risk management team for Latin American and the Caribbean markets
  • Lead and ensure the quality of the risk analysis (i.e., credit, market, and liquidity) of current and potential investment opportunities across the region, including climate-related, E&S, AML and other compliance risks
  • Coordinate on-and off-site due diligence for potential investments on the risk side
  • Ensure the risk review of loan agreements and other legal documentation is in line with the company’s risk tolerance
  • Ensure regular monitoring of the outstanding debt investments in financial institutions (banks and non-bank financial institutions), corporates and other investees at both individual and portfolio level
  • Develop risk portfolio management strategies, including loan restructuring and work-outs
  • Coordinate internal credit rating processes and conduct continued rating surveillance of the investment portfolio
  • Source business intelligence by analyzing key market and economic developments in countries of operation and by conducting industry analysis
  • Ensure close cooperation and coordination with other departments within the organization
  • Prepare and deliver risk-related communications with key stakeholders (internal and external)
  • Provide coaching and guidance to direct reports to develop their knowledge and skillset

Qualifications and Experience

  • Sufficient relevant professional experience assessing risks of financial institutions and corporate clients
  • The successful candidate could have accumulated experience within either of:
    • International development banks
    • Private banks
    • International and regional financing companies/funds
    • Rating agencies or consulting firms
  • Familiarity with the Latin American business environment and banking regulatory framework
  • Pro-active, creative, self-motivating attitude
  • Fully bilingual (English and Spanish) and superior written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to interact at different corporate levels and with external parties and stakeholders with confidence and clarity
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work, meet deadlines, and oversight projects
  • Staff management experience with an open and inclusive leadership style
  • Degree in Economics, Business Administration, Development Finance, or a related field
  • Willing to travel to the countries of operations (Central America, South America, and the Caribbean) as necessary
  • Willing to be based in El Salvador 
  • Demonstrable commitment to Finance in Motion‘s vision/mission
What you can expect
  • An agile, widely diverse international working environment with over 50 nationalities who strive to uphold our start-up spirit and benefit from the opportunities of a growing company
  • A job with a great degree of autonomy that achieves real impact through cooperation and joint responsibility
  • A purpose-driven, performance-oriented company culture that rewards above-average results
  • An organization dedicated to providing effective training and upskilling to its employees

How to Apply

If you wish to be considered for this position, please forward a copy of your CV in Microsoft Word format, along with any relevant documentation to [email protected] OR use the Application Form below on or before 15 February 2021. All information will be treated in the strictest confidence as we pride ourselves on our professional service. We will revert to you as soon as feasible when we have reviewed your application.

SRI Executive is exclusively retained by Finance in Motion to undertake this assignment.

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