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Director, Portfolio Management


Dubai, UAE

Ref: GP186-5135

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

Charterhouse are undertaking a search, for a leading financial services client, whom are in the process of looking to hire a Director level Portfolio Manager. With a reporting line to a Head of Business Planning and Credit Compliance, this role shall take ownership of the exposure management and analysis of risk factors, within their asset/loan book, across the Project Finance portfolio.

This functional role will act as an interface with the credit department, to oversee and evaluate the portfolio and loan performance matrices, whilst also developing internal reports to assess any impairment costs along with ensuring credit and term reviews to mitigate any repayment risk and/or associated loss. This Director shall be expected to act as a key catalyst within a credit monitoring and product specification capacity, whilst also possessing a capability and knowledge of working with Origination (front office) teams to ensure all audit policies, contractual fees and compliance matters are considered and “factored-in” within any financial models, pitch proposal and client transactional activity. In conjunction, the role will also entail a review and implementation of any hedging policy, to assess the portfolios at any given time, whilst also being able to manage and escalate any financially distressed cases and/or risk deterioration to the required committees, for both grading and contractual considerations and/or operational change management.


This Director role shall require an experienced professional, from within the Corporate or Project Finance space, combined with a demonstrable track record and aptitude within credit risk and product structures across multiple projects. The successful candidate shall inherit an ever-growing asset book, within a varied range of client/industry sectors, across a broad geographical coverage within emerging markets. As such, this Director shall also require impeccable stakeholder management skills, to meet the challenge both internally and externally, whilst acting as an interface to a whole-host of internal banking functions. Applicants shall also be expected to demonstrate in-depth regional market knowledge, coupled with a commercial acumen, to understand both client dynamics and the entire origination to execution process. This is designed to ensure the best client offering, within an internal framework of strong risk governance and mitigation, coupled with an advisory insight across the product range and client services.

About the Company

The Charterhouse brand and business was launched in Dubai and the Middle East in April 2004 by a team of international recruiters and management consultants, after its inception in Sydney, Australia in September 2003. Charterhouse Middle East is now positioned as the leading regional recruiter within its area of disciplines and functional markets.

Charterhouse offers professional and bespoke contingency and retained search services to all sectors of the market. Service quality is guaranteed, thanks to a particular focus on flexibility. Charterhouse was the first international search and selection business to establish Dubai as its base. The growth in the Middle East region has been mirrored by Charterhouse globally, with offices now in Abu Dhabi, Qatar, Hong Kong, Singapore, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney.

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