Company Background BNY Mellon Asset Management (BNYMAM) is the global asset management arm of The Bank of New York Mellon, one of the world's major financial service groups with operations in 35 countries serving more than 100 markets. With circa $1.6 trillion in assets under management, BNY Mellon Asset Management is a global leader with offices in major financial centres throughout the world.
Our multi-boutique asset management model encompasses the skills of 15 world class specialised investment managers. Each has its own unique investment philosophy and proprietary investment process and each is a leader in its field.
Alcentra is a global firm specialising in sub-investment grade credit. As one of Europe's largest and longest-tenured managers of private debt with $38 billion under management, it has a global credit research team consisting of 72 experienced professionals focused on six complementary sub-investment grade credit strategies. Alcentra is headquartered in London with offices in New York, Boston and San Francisco and has representatives in Singapore and Hong Kong.
Given the pace of current and expected growth, as well as current fund-raising activity Alcentra wishes to add to its team of highly experienced analysts.
Job Purpose The role will involve assisting with the analysis, structuring, negotiation and execution of investments made by the Alcentra European Loans/HY and Direct Lending businesses. Working seamlessly with the Portfolio Managers and other Analysts, the role requires the review and analysis of debt and equity instruments in a wide range of sub-investment grade corporate credits across both the European and US markets.
Key Responsibilities -Review and analyse credit documentation to identify key investor rights and risks. -Identify and articulate the legal and structural aspects of investments and documentation issues in written credit memos and verbally at Investment Committee. -Assist with structuring, negotiating and executing investments. -On Direct Lending transactions, manage external counsel to best protect the firm's positions. -Assisting with the legal aspects of fund structuring and formation. -Liaise with the firm's support functions to ensure that investments are allocated and executed correctly.
The successful candidate will possess the following:
Qualified lawyer with solid experience of upper and mid-market leverage finance transactions (preferably on a pan-European basis) from a top-tier law firm or financial institution.
Experience in deal structuring and negotiation of facilities agreements, intercreditor agreements and security documents. Experience of the US and European term loan B/HY bond market. Knowledge of the unitranche loan product, first loss/second loss structures and equity co-investments is also beneficial.
Educated to degree level in related specialism or equivalent qualifiers.
Strong analytical and communication skills (both written and verbal).
A willingness to become involved in the legal aspects of Alcentra's other business lines including fund structuring and formation, fund lending and fund administration.
Demonstrate an awareness of Alcentra's regulatory environment (including AIFMD, Volcker, MiFiD)
Proven interpersonal skills with the ability to work with autonomy and demonstrate initiative and a sense of personal accountability, whilst remaining a team player and contributing in a cooperative and entrepreneurial environment.
A proven ability to work in a small and collaborative team.
BNY Mellon is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. Our ambition is to build the best global team - one that is representative and inclusive of the diverse talent, clients and communities we work with and serve - and to empower our team to do their best work. We support wellbeing and a balanced life, and offer a range of family-friendly, inclusive employment policies and employee forums.