Manager Risk Management

American Express

Location: Greater London

Job Type: Full time


You Lead the Way. We’ve Got Your Back.

With the right backing, people and businesses have the power to progress in incredible ways. When you join Team Amex, you become part of a global and diverse community of colleagues with an unwavering commitment to back our customers, communities and each other. Here, you’ll learn and grow as we help you create a career journey that’s unique and meaningful to you with benefits, programs, and flexibility that support you personally and professionally.

At American Express, you’ll be recognized for your contributions, leadership, and impact—every colleague has the opportunity to share in the company’s success. Together, we’ll win as a team, striving to uphold our company values and powerful backing promise to provide the world’s best customer experience every day. And we’ll do it with the utmost integrity, and in an environment where everyone is seen, heard and feels like they belong.

In Credit & Fraud Risk how we serve our customers is constantly evolving and is a challenge we gladly accept. Whether you’re finding new ways to prevent identity fraud or enabling customers to start a new business, you can work with one of the most valuable data sets in the world to identify insights and actions that can have a meaningful impact on our customers and our business. And, with opportunities to learn from leaders who have defined the course of our industry, you can grow your career and define your own path. Find your place in risk and analytics on #TeamAmex.

How will you make an impact in this role?

Commercial Rating and Underwriting (CRU) sits within the Credit & Fraud Risk division and forms a key component of the institutional credit risk management function within American Express. The CRU team plays the critical role of assessing and managing the risk of institutional exposures across all business units within American Express, and in all regions globally. Credit exposures are primarily generated through corporate card programs, via merchant service relationships where non-delivery risk exists, and among the securities' portfolio held for firm-wide liquidity.

In addition to determining the internal credit rating which drives the probability of default of each exposure, CRU also provides underwriting (i.e. approval and limit sizing) for wholesale card and lending products. As a bank holding company, American Express must comply with the highest global banking standards.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Significant experience in conducting fundamental credit analysis at a leading financial institution or rating agency.
  • Proven expertise in being able to assess the qualitative strengths of a business as well as performing in-depth analysis of financial statements.
  • Experience in commercial credit assessment and/or underwriting with the ability to underwrite and make decisions/ recommendations on short term credit lines, determining appropriate credit capacity, structuring of facilities, and risk mitigation techniques.
  • Sound portfolio management skills.
  • Knowledge of analyzing the outputs from credit models, and identifying any rationale for any deviation found.
  • Knowledge of public agency ratings, and supporting analysis.
  • Ability to understand current macroeconomic trends, and making respective sound recommendations to improve the PD estimation based on the business cycle.
  • Ability to communicate succinct rationales for credit decisions both written and orally, including to audiences with a non-financial background.
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English.

Preferred Qualifications

  • CFA or another professional qualification in finance, accounting or economics.
  • Experience analyzing a range of industries in Europe including Financial Institutions.
  • Second European language a considerable advantage (French, German, Spanish, Italian)

We back our colleagues and their loved ones with benefits and programs that support their holistic well-being. That means we prioritize their physical, financial, and mental health through each stage of life. Benefits include:

  • Competitive base salaries
  • Bonus incentives
  • Support for financial-well-being and retirement
  • Comprehensive medical, dental, vision, life insurance, and disability benefits (depending on location)
  • Flexible working model with hybrid, onsite or virtual arrangements depending on role and business need
  • Generous paid parental leave policies (depending on your location)
  • Free access to global on-site wellness centers staffed with nurses and doctors (depending on location)
  • Free and confidential counseling support through our Healthy Minds program
  • Career development and training opportunities

Offer of employment with American Express is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background verification check, subject to applicable laws and regulations.