Job title: Structured Finance Infrastructure Originator Reference Number: 20000JL6 Location: Canary Wharf, London Salary: Competitive Posting Date: Thursday 1st October 2020 Closing Date: Saturday 31st October 2020
The Business Line
To develop a worldwide business franchise in the Natural Resources, Energy and Infrastructure sector by providing clients with financing solutions as well as providing advisory services. The Natural Resources & Infrastructure Financing Group provides a full range of finance and advisory services for developers, investors, producers, traders, processors and end-users of infrastructure, energy, metals and soft commodities as well as public sector through four key platforms: Energy group, Metals & Mining finance group, Traders, Commodity finance & Agribusiness group and Infrastructure finance.
The Infrastructure Finance business line (GLBAI/NAT/INF), with teams based in Paris, London, Madrid, Milan, Hong Kong, Sydney and New York, oversees advising and financing Public-Private solutions and large infrastructure projects in sectors including transports (roads, railways, ports and airports) and accommodation (schools, hospitals, public buildings).
Summary of the key purposes of the role
Build and manage client relationships with target clients and borrowers in the EMEA region
Identify and address clients' needs in terms of raising and managing capital
Represent INF in internal dialogues with colleagues to provide best-in-class advisory and arranging services to the client base
Summary of responsibilities
To contribute to effectively covering clients to address their borrowing needs in loan and bond markets.
Clients: Infrastructure developers, operators, owners and financial investors active in the EMEA Region
Products: Bi-lateral facilities, syndicated loans, project bonds and related derivatives
Sector: Infrastructure finance including transportation infrastructure, social infrastructure, PPP/PFI projects, regulated utilities and related assets
To contribute to developing and maintaining a track record of winning mandates in addressing clients' borrowing needs
Maintain a good knowledge of developments in the Infrastructure sector as well as current transactions
Identifying potential opportunities in the market
To contribute to the effective and responsible execution of mandates
Undertaking research on relevant projects
Day to day transaction support to Director/VP in the Infrastructure team with responsibility for specific aspects of transactions
Financial modelling and analysis for advisory mandates
Interrogation of the financial model for lead arranger mandates including sensitivities and checking model integrity
Support the preparation of credit applications
Assist with transaction due diligence, documentation and presentations
Assist with credit ratings
Analysis of the profitability of transactions
KYC due diligence and approvals
Permanent supervision files for regulatory and compliance purposes
To support the development of advisory and product offering in line with the Business Lines strategy and priorities.
To support the development of the client base in line with GLBA's and SG Group's strategy and priorities.
Start to establish a network of contacts at key clients and prospective clients
Coverage support as part of a team assigned for marketing and origination of new business
To represent the Business Line in internal dialogues with colleagues to provide best-in-class advisory and arranging services to the client base
Support on-boarding process with KYC, Compliance and Environmental Teams
Support credit approval process with Risk, Syndicate and Management
Support other GBIS business lines in X-SELL activities (specifically derivatives, capital markets, ratings advisory and relationship bankers)
Bachelor's degree level qualification ideally in Economics or Finance, or equivalent experience.
Master's degree in finance would be desirable
Understanding of the loan and bond markets, their dynamics and the related instruments, including credit and rates derivatives to propose relevant financing solutions
Capacity to generate pitch material that is clear, structured, compelling, and comprehensive in addressing clients' needs
Responsibility - awareness and understanding of risks (conduct, reputational, financial, etc.) for Infrastructure, NAT, GLBA, and SG Group, and act responsibly in line with SG Group Values, Code of Conduct, and other applicable rules & regulations.
Detailed knowledge of internal process and guidelines
Mastering of all internal software and tools and Microsoft Office tools
Excellent cash flow modelling skills and understanding of underlying economics
Ability to identify, assess, understand and explain risks in a clear, structured, compelling, and comprehensive manner
Capacity to contribute to pitch material that is clear, structured, compelling, and comprehensive in addressing clients' needs
Solid understanding of structured finance and reserve-based finance
Solid understanding of derivatives and other debt products (incl. export finance and capital markets)
Good knowledge and awareness of regulation and conduct rules, as well as internal guidelines and business principles of the team
Good written and verbal communication skills, analytical thinking and task focused
Client orientation - ability to build and maintain trusted client relationships
Client orientation - commercial acumen and persistence in addressing clients' needs
Client orientation - demonstrate initiative and team collaboration to develop business adapted to clients' and markets' needs
Innovation - ability to contribute to the team's efforts to the development of new client base, advisory, and products
Team spirit - ability to work with people with diverse, international backgrounds
Commitment - ability to prioritise tasks and to manage competing deadlines, and to deliver on team's priorities
Communication skills - including language skills (as relevant)
In order to apply, please visit the SG careers website: https://careers.societegenerale.com/en
Why Join Us
People join for the impact they can have on us. They stay for the impact we have on them. A flatter structure offers visibility and exposure beyond that of our competitors, so you know our names, and we know yours. It's personable, human, and inspires success through passion. By encouraging open mindedness and a willingness to share ideas, we have adapted to market changes and thrived through innovation. Bringing words like "hard work" and "dedication" together with "community" and "respect" has enabled us to work collaboratively and build our future together. We call this Team Spirit and it's what makes us different. It's what makes you different.
If you feel you have the required experience and qualifications, then please apply to the SG Resourcing Team, and we will manage your application. At Société Générale, we believe our people are our strength and are core to the success of our business. As such, we search for, recruit and appoint the best available person on the basis of aptitude and ability, regardless of sex, marital or civil partnership status, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origins, pregnancy, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion, belief or gender reassignment.
We are an equal opportunities employer and we are proud to make diversity a strength for our company. Societe Generale is committed to recognizing and promoting all talents, regardless of their beliefs, age, disability, parental status, ethnic origin, nationality, sexual or gender identity, sexual orientation, membership of a political, religious, trade union or minority organisation, or any other characteristic that could be subject to discrimination.
Job code: 20000JL6 Business unit: SG CIB Starting date: 09/11/2020 Date of publication: 21/10/2020
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