Project Finance Origination - Associate

Employer
Morgan McKinley
Location
London, United Kingdom
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Sep 18, 2021
Closes
Oct 03, 2021
Ref
12117175
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Education
Bachelors
Job Summary
  • London
  • Permanent
  • BBBH793237
  • Sep 15, 2021
  • Competitive

Job Description
Global investment bank seeks an Origination Associate as part of its expanding Infrastructure division. You will assist in the execution of project finance transactions.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
Summary
Assist in the execution of large and complex project finance transactions (arranging and advisory (debt
advisory and asset & disposals advisory) in the Infrastructure sector within EMEA, under the supervision of
deal team leaders and other team members. Infrastructure projects include those related to transportation
(roads, rail, airports, ports), social infrastructure (hospitals, schools), environment (water, waste), regulated
utilities (regulated water, gas distribution) and other "hybrid" infrastructure sub-sectors (e.g. motorway services,
oil tank farms, car parks, smartmetering).
Principal accountabilities
Assist transaction team leaders in the execution of project finance transactions, including financial
modelling as well as discrete elements of the documentation and due diligence processes
Support directors in their general sector-oriented business origination activities, including participation in
marketing efforts and carrying out sector-specific research, as well as other commercial or administrative
duties as assigned
Ensure that Infrastructure client results (NBI, RWA, CWA) are properly reported through the various
internal systems (ClientLive). Assist in budgeting, planning and reporting on Client budgets in various
internal systems
Prepare marketing material for presentation to clients
Assist in the preparation of credit applications
Assist in syndication process (e.g. drafting of info memo, handling of Q&A with syndicate banks)
Assist in populating transactional internal systems e.g. PI, transaction rating, Equator Principal grids
(under supervision)
On an ad hoc basis, assist in managing transactions in portfolio (e.g. waivers, annual reviews)
Competencies
Good understanding of financial engineering principles, including mastery of spreadsheet-based financial
analysis and a good understanding of tax and accounting principles
Basic knowledge of risk analysis methodology in the context of complex structured transactions
An understanding of technical and commercial aspects of project finance a plus
Financial education background (MBA or equivalent)
Legal and Regulatory Responsibilities
Comply with all applicable legal, regulatory and internal Compliance requirements, including, but not
limited to, the London Compliance manual and the Financial Crime Policy.
Maintain appropriate knowledge to ensure to be fully qualified to undertake the role. Complete all
mandatory training as required to attain and maintain competence.

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
ESSENTIAL DESIRABLE
Qualifications/Education Required MBA or equivalent CFA or accountancy degree

Experience Required Previous internships / analyst
position in a financial
environment (banks or similar)

Exposure to project finance or
related field within structured
finance

Competencies Required See above. Also,
 Proactive
 Team-player
 Good interpersonal skills
 Ability to work well under
pressure
 Ability to prioritise and meet
tight deadlines

Skills & Knowledge Requirements  Good IT skills - familiarity with
Excel in general and project
finance models in particular
 Fluent English oral & written
 Numeracy and analytical
research
 Verbal and written skills

Morgan McKinley is acting as an Employment Agency and references to pay rates are indicative.

BY APPLYING FOR THIS ROLE YOU ARE AGREEING TO OUR TERMS OF SERVICE WHICH TOGETHER WITH OUR PRIVACY STATEMENT GOVERN YOUR USE OF MORGAN MCKINLEY SERVICES.

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